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 10:38

  • Gurjit Singh for verse 38
    Cross mean to cross or overcome the obstacles in the way of God.These obstacles are five in numbers.Sex,Anger,Greed,Attachment and ego.Christ told his followers to cross or conquer these five enemies and then they would be able to follow his way.

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