Matthew 10:37

He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that loueth father or mother more then me, is not worthy of me: and he that loueth sonne or daughter more then me, is not worthy of me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has more love for his father or mother than for me is not good enough for me; he who has more love for son or daughter than for me is not good enough for me.
- Basic English Bible

He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me.
- Darby Bible

He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.
- Webster's Bible

Any one who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and any one who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
- Weymouth Bible

He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.
- World English Bible

He that loueth fadir or modir more than me, is not worthi to me. And he that loueth sone or douyter ouer me, is not worthi to me.
- Wycliffe Bible

`He who is loving father or mother above me, is not worthy of me, and he who is loving son or daughter above me, is not worthy of me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:37


10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me - He that is not ready to give up all these, when they stand in competition with his duty.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:37


Mt 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me. The Lord does not require us to love these less, but him more. Love for him must become the dominant principle of life. Is not worthy of me. Will not be accepted as worthy.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • Irene123
    Matt. 10:34 - " ... not ... peace, but a sword." I, too, thought of a literal sword, but the Lord showed me Eph. 6:17 - " ..... the sword ..... which is the word of God." And Lk. 12:51 corroborates Matt. - " .... but rather division." The Bible does cause division - between families, friends and churches.
  • Trailus
    He would have forgiven him, but like a lot of us we let the enemy put In our head that the Farther will not forgive. Which is a lie.
  • Steve morrow
    very important Irene PROVERBS 6:16 these six things doth the LORD hate yea seven are an abomination unto HIM ....... 6:19 A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKETH LIES AND HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN psalm 7:11 GOD judgeth the righteous and GOD is angry with the wicked every day proverbs 18:21 death 7 life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof
  • Irene123
    Judas Iscariot; can you see how Jesus loved him? He KNEW he would betray Him (even before Judas was born) yet He gave him every chance to see the light. And - after Judas betrayed Him - he maybe did see the light, but either couldn't believe he could be forgiven or God let him go. I personally believe he could have repented. We need to be very careful what we do and say.
  • Joshua Brown
    Pure word from god
  • Joyce Ballentine
    LORD WE NEED U TODAY MORE THAN EVER TO STRENGTHEN THE BODY OF CHRIST TO BE MORE LIKE JESUS AND NOT LIKE THE WORLD!!! ITS ALL OR NOTHING! Mathew 10:33 "But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in Heaven." JESUS ACKNOWLEDGED HIS FATHER BY LIVING A LIFE OF LOVE AND OBEDIENCE! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!

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