Luke 9:60

“Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus said vnto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdome of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but go thou and publish abroad the kingdom of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he said to him, Let the dead take care of their dead; it is for you to go and give news of the kingdom of God.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said to him, Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, but do *thou* go and announce the kingdom of God.
- Darby Bible

Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
- Webster's Bible

Leave the dead, Jesus rejoined, "to bury their own dead; but you must go and announce far and wide the coming of the Kingdom of God."
- Weymouth Bible

But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hym, Suffre that deede men birie hir deede men; but go thou, and telle the kyngdom of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus said to him, `Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, and thou, having gone away, publish the reign of God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 9:60


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.

Discussion for Luke 9

  • Makayla
    I believe that God is saying whoever wants to follow Him must put away their old way of life and to get their priorities straight. We are to love Him more than the world. When He says to take up our cross, I believe He is telling us to deny ourselves, contrary to the popular belief that it means serving the Lord is hard and burdensome. It may be hard at times but it is a blessing not a burden.
  • BSP
    Verses 46-48: The apostles were arguing about who was the greatest. Jesus used a child as an object lesson in how humble, meek, mild, and teachable the apostles should be. We must work to develop these child-like qualities.
  • Alex
    When jesus said he that is least in the kingdom is greater then John thats another seed line greater then th abrahamic seedline The good seed is the the living word th very seed of God , thats y jesus said that which is born of the spirit is SPIRIT which is the H.G THAT PROMISE SEED LINE RESULTING IN A NEW INNERMAN . As we have borne the image of EARTHLY WE MUST ALSO BEAR THE IMAGE OF THE HEAVENLY
  • Wayne
    Alex, please read Romans 11, paying heed to the first few verses. Will help.
  • A disciple
    Joseph made himself known to his brethren the second time they saw him. Jesus will make Himself known to His brethren the whole house of Israel and it will cause their everlasting repentance and conversion, when He comes the second time. The saved of the Nations, the Strangers who join themselves to God's people for the Lord's sake, are still OF THE NATIONS, and ISRAEL IS STILL ISRAEL!
  • Alex
    Jesus says out of the hearts of man proceeds all manner of evil, We need a new heart and a new spirit which is replacement theology, king david a man after Gods own heart was preaching replacement theology when he prayed create in me a new heart n a new spirit, Paul was preaching replacement theology when he said as we have borne the image of the earthy we must also bear the image of th heavenly

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