Luke 9:61

“And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee: but let me first goe bid them farewel, which are at home at my house.”

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Other Translations

And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
- King James Version

Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord; but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And another man said, I will come with you, Lord, but first let me say a last good-day to those who are at my house.
- Basic English Bible

And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord, but first allow me to bid adieu to those at my house.
- Darby Bible

And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.
- Webster's Bible

Master, said yet another, "I will follow you; but allow me first to go and say good-bye to my friends at home."
- Weymouth Bible

Another also said, "I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to say good-bye to those who are at my house."
- World English Bible

And another seide, Lord, Y schal sue thee, but first suffre me to leeue `alle thingis that ben at hoom.
- Wycliffe Bible

And another also said, `I will follow thee, sir, but first permit me to take leave of those in my house;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 9:61


9:61 Suffer me first to bid them farewell that are in my house - As Elisha did after Elijah had called him from the plough, #1Kings 19:19|; to which our Lord's answer seems to allude.


Discussion for Luke 9

  • Obbie Beal
    "55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them"... again, we learn Jesus stayed focused on His 1 mission SALVATION.
  • Teri
    don't get too accustomed to this world. Jesus was just passing through and so are we! We get entangled with the "cares" of this life. we like to be comfortable, and there's nothing wrong with that, except you have to keep your eyes on the one that matters-Jesus and eternal life with Him.
  • 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?

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