Luke 9:23

“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

∂ And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him denie himselfe, and take vp his crosse daily, and follow me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He was saying to {them} all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them all, If any man has a desire to come after me, let him give up all, and take up his cross every day, and come after me.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to [them] all, If any one will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me;
- Darby Bible

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
- Webster's Bible

And He said to all, "If any one is desirous of following me, let him ignore self and take up his cross day by day, and so be my follower.
- Weymouth Bible

He said to all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.
- World English Bible

And he seide to alle, If ony wole come aftir me, denye he hym silf, and take he his cross euery dai, and sue he me.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said unto all, `If any one doth will to come after me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 9:23


9:23 Let him deny himself, and take up his cross - The necessity of this duty has been shown in many places: the extent of it is specified here, daily - Therefore that day is lost wherein no cross is taken up.


Discussion for Luke 9:23

  • SHIRLEY for verse 23
    I THINK THIS VERSE IS SAYING TO FOLLOW JESUS YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR CROSS, EVERY THING THAT JESUS ACCOMPLISH ON THE CROSS IS YOUR CROSS,
  • Nolan weigh for verse 23
    This text tell me that I must deny the world that is the flesh/worldly possessions and follow Jesus(the church).To take up your cross is to adhere to your responsibilities as a house priest. To lead your family in righteousness and to do the will of God. Stay within the rules and regulations of your church which is their to protect you.
  • Evangalist sanders for verse 23
    Follow Jesus daily, there will be times when things are not right, and you know this is not Godís way for you; yet still trust God in all ways, the good, the bad and the ugly.
  • I believe that this verse has not yet been fully understood. To say come after me, and then say follow me is redundant. After much meditation and prayer about this particular scripture, it was revealed to me by the Holy Spirit, that what our Lord is saying is "if any man will be my successor in the earth, let him deny himself and live as I lived".
  • I think of this scripure is to not to think of yourself anymore than you used to,living the life with JESUS TAKING UP THE CROSS is letting GOD know that you really need him,and that you are ready to live the life that he has given you proving yourself that you can do all things through Christ that strengthen you.

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