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 9:62

  • Marcia Richardson for verse 62
    I believe it means trying to love the world God. Our fleshy desires must die...there should be no excuse for following Jesus. He doesn 't want some of you, he wants all of you.
  • It is better not to start christianity journey than to start and not finish it well...u better not to start the work than to started it without not finish it by the way of ur disobeidience to God nd obedience to flesh that we not last u for the work. for the harvest wil soon come to account to the master of the work JESUS Lot wife in d bible thought if she look back to their old properties nd goods,old frnd dat were enjoying that she we look front again but unfortunately is not possible,she became a pillar of salt. thatz the end of her. be careful not to fall into the trap of devil. continue ur vessel to be for honour not for dis honour.
  • Kyei Ernest for verse 62
    No backslid Christian will enter Heaven? Because, when you hold the plough and your not vigilant it harm you,kill you . Have ever seen someone seriously damaged, with wounds been crowned as a king , Queen , one even a President on this earth ? In the last book old testament it says Go and give a sick animal , a spoil bread to your king or your President, and see if he or she would accept it. Before man and our creator , you , yourself will not correct it , so how much more Him?

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