Luke 14:26

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his owne life also, hee cannot be my disciple.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If any man cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And turning round, he said to them, If any man comes to me, and has not hate for his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and even for his life, he may not be my disciple.
- Basic English Bible

If any man come to me, and shall not hate his own father and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yea, and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple;
- Darby Bible

If any man cometh to me, and hateth not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
- Webster's Bible

If any one is coming to me who does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes and his own life also, he cannot be a disciple of mine.
- Weymouth Bible

If anyone comes to me, and doesn't disregard his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can't be my disciple.
- World English Bible

If ony man cometh to me, and hatith not his fadir, and modir, and wijf, and sones, and britheren, and sistris, and yit his owne lijf, he may not be my disciple.
- Wycliffe Bible

`If any one doth come unto me, and doth not hate his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, and yet even his own life, he is not able to be my disciple;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 14:26


14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father - Comparatively to Christ: yea, so as actually to renounce his field, oxen, wife, all things, and act as if he hated them, when they stand in competition with him. #Mt 10:37|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 14:26


Lu 14:26,27 If any [man] come to me. See notes on Mt 10:37,38. Hate not his father. In just the same sense that he hates "his own life also". That is, these must all be given up, turned away from, if we have to choose between them and Christ.

Discussion for Luke 14:26

  • SUNDAY CHUKWUEMEKA for verse 26
    The meaning of this verse is that Jesus is the ultimate gift ever released by God and you have to hate any body mother, father,sister, brother, wife,children personal habits etc capable of making you to loose Jesus in your life. This is because any body that can make you to loose Jesus has lost Him already and is heading to hell. So instead of all of you heading to hell, it is better that you separate yourself after frantic effort to align them to Jesus fails.
  • Johnstone Ouma for verse 26
    We must love Jesus above anything else in the in life.
  • Shady Nasrat Samuel for verse 26
    Great opinions and explanations that I 've never heard before in my Arabic language Thanks every one God bless all of you more and more
  • I think it could be easy for someone to draw a negative conclusion to what this verse is say 'n. Especially one who 's try 'n to FIND SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE WORD OF GOD.........WE can 't have a love FOR ANYTHING or ANYONE that will get in the way of FOLLOWING WHOLEHEARTEDLY OBEY 'n GOD NOTHING NO ONE....GOD 1st in all things....
  • God doesnt want us to " hate " anyone as we understand hate. The word " hate "in biblical form means to love less. Why would God say honor your father and mother then tell you to hate them? That wouldnt make any sense. God wants to be first and He is supposed to be as the Creator full of love mercy and grace none of which we deserved. Love your neighbor as yourself but put God first! Blessins!!!
  • This is just my opinion. Could possibly mean: hate the way they / we are "of the worldly ways of living" because they / we will not consider ever inviting someone who is poor, blind, cripple, etc... to a wedding, etc., because we want to gain a social status amongst the many of higher living. One must first change to love all; not just, someone of higher living abilities. This is cost of being a disciple! Or, just being a good friend to someone / anyone; that, which they / we today lack. We do not want our associates looking down on us! On the flip side of this issue; who wants to be friends with criminals or terrorist or rapist or etc.. So, something must change our reality or way of life. My friends that is what Jesus was / would / will / is teaching us. He was / is telling us how to stop the madness of neglect. Please share! Basis necessities, things needed to be able to survive is what many lacked then and now (today). We know this to be true! Flip side of this: we may be too many in numbers / populations to maintain enough resources for everyone?! True or False?!

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