Matthew 8:21

“And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And another of his Disciples said vnto him, Lord, suffer me first to goe, and bury my father.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And another of the disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And another of the disciples said to him, Lord, let me first go and give the last honours to my father.
- Basic English Bible

But another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go away and bury my father.
- Darby Bible

And another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
- Webster's Bible

Another of the disciples said to Him, "Sir, allow me first to go and bury my father."
- Weymouth Bible

Another of his disciples said to him, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father."
- World English Bible

Anothir of his disciplis seide to him, Lord, suffre me to go first, and birie my fader.
- Wycliffe Bible

And another of his disciples said to him, `Sir, permit me first to depart and to bury my father;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:21


8:21 Another said - I will follow thee without any such view; but I must mind my business first. It is not certain that his father was already dead. Perhaps his son desired to stay with him, being very old, till his death.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:21


Mt 8:21 Permit me first to go and bury my father. There are two views. (1) That his father was already dead, and he wished only to attend the funeral and properly observe the last rites. If this view is correct, the Savior meant to teach that the duty to the Lord is higher than any earthly duty, and when one has to yield to the other it must be the lower one. (2) The view is also held that the disciple asked that he might be permitted to remain at home until his father's death and burial, and then follow Christ. That is the more probable view. It was the case of "loving father or mother more than me" (Mt 10:37).

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • Lisa
    The bible tells us that the world will reject us if we follow Jesus. In this chapter we see the city rejecting him. Stay close to Jesus knowing what you face in this world he has already overcome. If you stay close to Jesus you too will overcome everything you go through.
  • Bruce
    Tjohn: If it's best to seek forgiveness from those you have hurt the Lord will guide you! Faith cometh by hearing Rom 10:17, John 6:44 have you felt the tug in your heart? ROM 6:23, 10:13. Don't do anything without the LORD!
  • Terri
    Jesus paid for our sins on the cross our pain and all. he in return gave us healing forgiveness and peace your pass is forgotten if you ask god in your heart. Believe you must Believe he will heal you and trust him . Jesus why go to the cross and take our pain and sin and be whipped for nothing He paid for it all say I'm healed in the name of jesus Christ,and belive he will heal you. Luke 1;37
  • DAVID NGWENYA
    Go back to whoever u have wronged and ask forgiveness, so said God that whoever wants to be with him should go back to his wronged and make peace with them be4 coming to the house of prayer. Don't worry is they don't approve of your request for your sins will remain with them.
  • Carmen
    If u went to a priest abd confess ur faults. God forgives u. Remember that god loves us so much that he gave his only son fo us to be saved.
  • Karl
    to Tjohn, before the LORD's grace can heal you, you must heal that which you wounded and bind up that which you tore down. In other words grace must first be shown to have a place in your own soul before it may find a place to abide - heal, that you may be healed. any help?

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