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

  • BSP
    Verse 2: Jesus sent his disciples forth to preach a message of God's Kingdom. That same message should be preached by Christ's followers today.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 9:26 FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL BE ASHAMED OF ME AND OF MY WORDS OF HIM SHALL THE SON OF MAN BE ASHAMED WHEN HE SHALL COME IN HIS OWN GLORY AND IN HIS FATHERS AND OF THE HOLY ANGELS
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Again, in verse 35, God attests to Jesus as His Son that we should hear and obey Him. When we hearken to this entreaty, we should not look back. Forward ever with Jesus, backward never. For "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
  • Irene123
    Lk.9:62 - Jesus said this because He knew if we 'go back' (to whatever) BEFORE committing to him - we will be caught up in the past and it will pull us from Him. Right at the beginning, before following Him, if we tell family, friends, as a general rule they will talk us out of it because we are as yet too weak to be committed. The Lord knows this, He's not stupid.
  • Irene123
    Lk.9:23 - This is my favorite of these3 gospel vs. - because here Lk. 'specifies' - daily. 'Daily is understood in the other 2, but Lk. brings it out so that to new Bible readers His light is shone on it. Matt. and Mk. didn't 'miss' this word daily; the Word of God is how He gave it to them. His reasons are sacrosanct; we are not to question them.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 9:54 AND WHEN HIS DISCIPLES JAMES AND JOHN SAW THIS THEY SAID LORD WILT THOU THAT WE COMMAND FIRE TO COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND CONSUME THEM EVEN AS ELIAS DID

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