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

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 10:16 BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES BE YOU THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS AND HARMLESS AS DOVES 2 TIMOTHY 2:24 AND THE SERVANT OF THE LORD MUST NOT STRIVE BUT BE GENTLE UNTO ALL MEN APT TO TEACH PATIENT 1 THESSALONIANS 2:7 BUT WE WERE GENTLE AMONG YOU ALL EVEN AS A NURSE CHERISHETH HER CHILDREN JAMES 1:16 DO NOT ERR MY BELOVED CHILDREN
  • Rhonda Dotson
    If a person strives for his life in the world, he will find that the world does not offer "the life", and will lose it. But if he gives up searching the world for his life for the sake of Jesus Christ, he will find 'the life". Because The Life is in Jesus Christ.
  • Lilian
    HE THAT FINDETH HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT AND HE SHALL LOOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE WILL FIND IT. OBEDIENCE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THAN SACRIFICE IF WE FOLLOW JESUS JEHOVA JIREH THE LORD MY PROVIDER SHALOM AMEN
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:20 AND HAVING MADE PEACE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS BY HIM TO RECONCILE ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF --BY HIM I SAY--WHETHER THEY BE THINGS IN EARTH OR THINGS IN HEAVEN--1:21--AND YOU THAT WERE SOMETIME ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS YET NOW HATH HE RECONCILED --1:22--IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT --1:23----IF YOU CONTINUE----IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE --- NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN --- BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • Lisa
    I don't care what it takes I will follow and trust in God for the rest of my life on this earth even if people try to kill me I will still stand strong cause he has been too good to me to just turn my back on him
  • Kollin
    Freely have ye received, Freely give. Matthew 10:8

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