Luke 9:62

“And Iesus said vnto him, No man hauing put his hand to the plough, and looking backe, is fit for the kingdome of God.”

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Other Translations

And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
- King James Version

But Jesus said to him, "No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Jesus said, No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is good enough for the kingdom of God.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said to him, No one having laid his hand on [the] plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus said to him, No man having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus answered him, "No one who has put his hand to the plough, and then looks behind him, is fit for the Kingdom of God.
- Weymouth Bible

But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hym, No man that puttith his hoond to the plouy, and biholdynge bacward, is able to the rewme of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus said unto him, `No one having put his hand on a plough, and looking back, is fit for the reign of God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 9:62


9:62 Is fit for the kingdom of God - Either to propagate or to receive it.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 9:62


Lu 9:62 No man, having put his hand to the plough. An agricultural figure. The plowman must look ahead instead of back. So, too, of the Christian. The Savior's words were suggested by a request of one to go home for a farewell before following him. In thousands of instances it has been show that the convert who goes to confer with unbelieving relatives before the final step is likely to part with Christ instead. Heathen, ready to be baptized, who go home for a final farewell before the step, are likely to be persuaded not to take it, so missionaries tell us.

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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