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 for Luke 9:60

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 for Luke 9:60

Wesley's Notes for Luke 9:60


9:58 But Jesus said to him - First understand the terms: consider on what conditions thou art to follow me.

9:61 Suffer me first to bid them farewell that are in my house - As Elisha did after Elijah had called him from the plough, #1Kings 19:19|; to which our Lord's answer seems to allude.

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


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.

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