Matthew 10:38

And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he that taketh not his crosse, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he who does not take his cross and come after me is not good enough for me.
- Basic English Bible

And he who does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.
- Darby Bible

And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me.
- Webster's Bible

and any one who does not take up his cross and follow where I lead is not worthy of me.
- Weymouth Bible

He who doesn't take his cross and follow after me, isn't worthy of me.
- World English Bible

And he that takith not his croos, and sueth me, is not worthi to me.
- Wycliffe Bible

and whoever doth not receive his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:38


10:38 He that taketh not his cross - That is, whatever pain or inconvenience cannot be avoided, but by doing some evil, or omitting some good. #Mt 16:24|; Luke 14:27.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:38


Mt 10:38 He that taketh not his cross. Luke adds, "daily" (Lu 9:23); not once, but all the time. The cross is the pain of the "self-denial" required. The cross is the "symbol of doing our duty, even at the cost of the most painful death". Christ obeyed God, and carried out his work of the salvation of men, though it required him to die upon the cross in order to do it. And ever since, the cross has stood as the emblem, not of suffering, but of suffering for the sake of Christ and his gospel. And followeth me. To follow Christ is to take him for our master, our teacher, our example; to believe his doctrines, to uphold his cause, to obey his precepts, and to do it though it leads to heaven by the way of the cross.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • BSP
    Verse 14: If others do not accept the message of the Kingdom that is their choice. If we have done our part in trying to share it with them, we can have a clean conscience and leave the rest in God's hands.
  • Monayah
    I really didn't understand the point you was trying to make.please hlp me understand Matthew 10:4 (KJV)
    4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. Matthew 10:4International Children’s Bible
    4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot. Judas is the one who turned against Jesus. Kananaios: Cananaean, Aramaic for Zealot, surname of one of the twelve apostles
    Original Word: Κανανίτης,
  • A disciple
    Matthew; Why then the mis-spelling? Canaan should then have been written, Kana-aniy(te) which would mean someone of Kana-an not cana-niy(te), or as in the Greek, Kananiy(te). Thanks for taking up this question with me! The rest of my questions about the unlikelihood of Simon being a stranger, esp. a Canaanite, has to be considered in light of the separateness that every Jew was obliged to observe.
  • Matthew
    **to: A DISCIPLE**
    Κανανίτης is the Greek word in question which means Canaanite. No error here. That is all. Blessings and good tidings to all. Please remember this, “once saved always saved" is false doctrine. If that makes your conscience stir and angry then it is probably for good reason. Doctrine of devil will always provoke anger when light shines on it. Be well, be strong, be not deceived.
  • Steve morrow
    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 *** ROMANS 6:16 know you not that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey his servants you are to whom you obey whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness JOHN 14:15 --IF-- you love ME --- keep MY commandments ---
  • A disciple
    "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved." Matthew 10:22 Coinciding with the transgressors coming to the full, and their casting away all the cords and breaking all the bands, in their furious rage and worthless imagination against the LORD and against His Anointed when they no longer are able to bear with the sound doctrine of Christ's Truth the only thing left for them, to deal with being disrespected and rejected by God is to turn all their forces toward taking away the righteous FROM AMONG THEM, WHO ARE GOOD AND ACCEPTED OF GOD. Everything in us which wants to scream with anger over their wicked perversion and injustice, and NO JUDGMENT must be held in patient endurance and self control even as God has patient endurance and self control and so in our patience we will overcome and gain our souls' salvation IN JESUS' MIGHTY NAME!

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