Luke 9:60

“Iesus said vnto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdome of God.”

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Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
- King James Version

But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but go thou and publish abroad the kingdom of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he said to him, Let the dead take care of their dead; it is for you to go and give news of the kingdom of God.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said to him, Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, but do *thou* go and announce the kingdom of God.
- Darby Bible

Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
- Webster's Bible

Leave the dead, Jesus rejoined, "to bury their own dead; but you must go and announce far and wide the coming of the Kingdom of God."
- Weymouth Bible

But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hym, Suffre that deede men birie hir deede men; but go thou, and telle the kyngdom of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus said to him, `Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, and thou, having gone away, publish the reign of God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 9:60


Lu 9:60 Let the dead bury their dead. Let the world attend to its own duties. To preach the kingdom rises above every other duty. The disciple was probably an apostle, who wished to stay with his father until his father's death.

Discussion for Luke 9

  • Wild B He
    To be a disciple of his, hands on the plough, is to be in a battle against the forces of evil on earth. We are in a time of testing. The Truth is being obfuscated. The rule if law is ignored as the Antichrist, who blows his own horn that he is the best, has deceived even the very foremost Christians of our day, 5/9/19. They boost his credibility not knowing the severity of God, who sees all!
  • Ivy Johnson
    Our Lord on the Mount-of-Transfiguration: God His Father said: This is My Beloved Son: Hear Ye Him! Mary at the Wedding in Cana: Whatever He sayeth: do it! Why are we claiming to be Followers of Jesus: but disobedient to His Commands: Jesus sayeth: To obey is Better than Sacrifice: I am preaching to the choir: We are upset with our children when they disobey our commands: obedience to God matters
  • Obbie Beal
    through the eyes of Jesus we learn Jesus has not loss sight of HIS # 1 mission (redeem man from sin... 23-27); but through the eyes of the 12 disciples
  • BSP
    Verse 25~Even if a person becomes very successful and wealthy in this world, what good would it be if that person loses their life?
  • Bruce
    If any Man will Come after me, Let him Deny himself and Take Up his Cross Daily and Follow Me.(Verse 23) Means, Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Him, The Son of God. All True Believers Will have,Tribulation, Persecution, Trouble. We Present Our Bodies As a Living Sacrifice(Romans 12:1)You See Him:In The Bible(Hebrews 10:7) All Eyes will See Him (Revelation 1:7) Read Revelation 20:15
  • His servant, Avadim
    How do I know, because I'm His Servant and disciple. And i seen Him pass me by in the flesh on Wednesday July 4th around 0830 0930hrs

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