Luke 9:62

“And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus said vnto him, No man hauing put his hand to the plough, and looking backe, is fit for the kingdome of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Jesus said to him, "No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Jesus said, No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is good enough for the kingdom of God.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said to him, No one having laid his hand on [the] plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus said to him, No man having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus answered him, "No one who has put his hand to the plough, and then looks behind him, is fit for the Kingdom of God.
- Weymouth Bible

But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hym, No man that puttith his hoond to the plouy, and biholdynge bacward, is able to the rewme of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus said unto him, `No one having put his hand on a plough, and looking back, is fit for the reign of God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 9:62


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


People's Bible Notes for Luke 9:62


Lu 9:62 No man, having put his hand to the plough. An agricultural figure. The plowman must look ahead instead of back. So, too, of the Christian. The Savior's words were suggested by a request of one to go home for a farewell before following him. In thousands of instances it has been show that the convert who goes to confer with unbelieving relatives before the final step is likely to part with Christ instead. Heathen, ready to be baptized, who go home for a final farewell before the step, are likely to be persuaded not to take it, so missionaries tell us.

Discussion for Luke 9

  • 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
  • Alex
    No Wayne thats not what i said Jesus told Nic. a JEW he had to be bornagain to enter the kingdom, God SO LOVED THE WORLD NOT JUST Israel, Jesus said the field was the world where th GOOD SEED will be sown meaning humanity is gonna be bornagain by his seed, THATS Y THERE IS NO MORE JEW OR GENTILE ALL MEN MUST BE BORNAGAIN, NOW ITS THE BABES AND SUCKLINGS,TH ISRAEL OF GOD,CHILDREN OF PROMISE
  • A disciple
    Alex; I don't want you to think I'm picking on you; but rather that I speak to you as a brother who understands maybe better than you think. Learning the Scriptures and feeding on the Word is wonderful, and much to be praised. But it actually does take time and trial to bring forth a vessel fit for the Master's use. Consider what I'm trying to tell you as good advice from the Lord: stay teachable!

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