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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.
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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