“Iesus said vnto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdome of God.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
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.