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

  • 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
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    Notice that two people and two demons submitted to the Lord. The centurion is an example of the power of faith and humility. Jesus had no certain place to live but didn't allow that to hinder him. Purity, light, and holiness is to touch someone and they are liberate. The heavenly Fathers will is top priority that even burying the earthly father is task for others. Jesus was peaceful when evicted.
  • Rose Adams
    I think how AMAZING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WAS, IS, AND IS TO COME! AND WHY, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL DON'T LOVE HIM AS HE COMMANDS US TO DO! AND THAT'S IN MARK 12:29-31!!!!!!!
  • Gail P
    Matthew 8 vs 15
    When Jesus touch Peter's mother hand ..this reveal ed to me that. Jesus anointing when he spoke the word to fever to leave. That's all it took for the fever to flee because he once carried our sickness and diseases and overcame ALL of them. And Peter's mother recovered and went by her business..Thank you Jesus we overcome in him because his name is above everything!!!
  • Gary Brown
    Jesus talks a lot about faith imagine Matthews chapter 8 to let us know how strong faith is and what it can do if you just had a little of it and believing in and God himself
  • Paul
    This can be one interpretation but not the only one. This means the ancestor saints of God in the Catholic Church and their following WILL be cast out of the kingdom of God. This is because of their rebellion against Jesus Christ and the promises GOD made to the Jews of Israel for them at the end of the ages. God WILL judge replacement theology and antisemitism by the Catholic heresy of ages past.

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