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

  • George John
    Comment*
    I learnt that God's kingdom is always inherited and attained through hilliness, faithfulness and obedience towards what God requires you or me to do in our daily life.
  • Gamaliel
    To Derek; The kingdom of Heaven is the place (heaven itself) The children of the kingdom are those of us who are on earth (the Kingdom of God). Jesus marveled that this non-Jew had the understanding of how faith works. The children of the kingdom suffer from ignorance and suffer here on earth because they wont use the faith given them to overcome sickness and poverty.
  • DEREK EUVRARD
    I don't understand why it's states that the children of the kingdom will be cast into the outer darkness and gnawed by teeth...
  • Charles fiorucci
    proves peter was a married man not the first pope like the roman catholic church
    teaches and jesus christ is the rock not peter people are deceived in a false gospel
    peter had a mother in law therefore he was married unlike the harlot church which
    teaches celebacy which is not scriptural that is why the majority of priests are homosexual
    repent or hell awaits this false gospel of rome
  • Janet
    I know God has always been there for me even when the devil has tried to take me out God has blocked him every-time we need to know prayer works just have faith and know he will never leave you
  • Sonia
    I'm going through the same thing about the devil trying 2 take over my young boys that the Lord has Blessed me with but I Pray

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