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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
8:20 The Son of man - The expression is borrowed from #Daniel 7:13|, and is the appellation which Christ generally gives himself: which he seems to do out of humility, as having some relation to his mean appearance in this world. Hath not where to lay his head - Therefore do not follow me from any view of temporal advantage.
Mt 8:20 Jesus saith to him. He rejects not this man's offer, nor refuses him the liberty to follow him, only he will have him know what he is doing and "count the cost". The Son of man. It is the name by which the Lord ordinarily designates himself as the Messiah--"the Son of God manifested in the flesh of Adam; the second Adam". Not where to lay [his] head. He, as the "Son of man", did not possess what the humbler animals claim, a home.
DAnise's comment on 2014-02-11 15:07:59:
Jesus answered and said unto them This is the work of God that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent John 6 29 God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son That whosoever believe shall not perish but have everlasting life John 3 16
KAY's comment on 2014-01-24 16:48:22:
Jesus is saying those who follow him are not at home here in this world. We are just passing through. The animals do not have a spirit. They are just body and soul. As God's children we have to live in this monetary world because we have been given life. It is God's gift to us. What we do with this life while we are here is our gift to God. It is okay to have a dwelling here but our main focus is to follow Jesus and spread the gospel. Always giving as he gave his life. If you see a need then meet it if it is in your power.
Gloria's comment on 2013-12-22 02:18:53:
JESUS our creator we love you. Thank you, we lift up your name. Thou art our GOD. Your name is JESUS
Beka's comment on 2013-08-10 07:49:03:
Neil, I was confused too, but Wesley's notes help. From my understanding, Jesus was saying that it is ok to follow Him, but do not follow Jesus if you are seeking earthly things. In a way you are correct, Jesus did not claim a home on the earth, and he wanted any potential followers to know that it wouldn't be a road trip with stays at five star hotels, so to speak. Jesus wanted everyone to know that following Him would not benefit them in an earthly way.
X's comment on 2013-02-26 16:30:59:
Men have their homes in their thoughts, beliefs, and opinions. Men pretend to know, and pretend they donít pretend.. But The Sons of God have surrendered their home for the One which is everything and is everywhere, is the source of all, the end of all, the true Home.
Neil's comment on 2013-01-18 08:11:03:
I still don't know what this means, break it down in a simple term. Does this mean Jesus doesn't have a place to live, so he must keep on the road preaching the gospel? He has his place to rest in heaven, right?
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