Matthew 8:21

“And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And another of his Disciples said vnto him, Lord, suffer me first to goe, and bury my father.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And another of the disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And another of the disciples said to him, Lord, let me first go and give the last honours to my father.
- Basic English Bible

But another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go away and bury my father.
- Darby Bible

And another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
- Webster's Bible

Another of the disciples said to Him, "Sir, allow me first to go and bury my father."
- Weymouth Bible

Another of his disciples said to him, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father."
- World English Bible

Anothir of his disciplis seide to him, Lord, suffre me to go first, and birie my fader.
- Wycliffe Bible

And another of his disciples said to him, `Sir, permit me first to depart and to bury my father;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:21


8:21 Another said - I will follow thee without any such view; but I must mind my business first. It is not certain that his father was already dead. Perhaps his son desired to stay with him, being very old, till his death.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:21


Mt 8:21 Permit me first to go and bury my father. There are two views. (1) That his father was already dead, and he wished only to attend the funeral and properly observe the last rites. If this view is correct, the Savior meant to teach that the duty to the Lord is higher than any earthly duty, and when one has to yield to the other it must be the lower one. (2) The view is also held that the disciple asked that he might be permitted to remain at home until his father's death and burial, and then follow Christ. That is the more probable view. It was the case of "loving father or mother more than me" (Mt 10:37).

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • Mark verrell
    JESUS confronts the demons, the demons sort of challenge HIM saying "have YOU come here to torment us before the time" and the demons ask HIM to put them into the herd of swine" all of a sudden I am sorta baffled as to the demons sorta have free regain but more so JESUS does as they the demons request. JESUS does everything righteously) I guess HE KNEW the swine would kill themselv
  • Bruce
    Carmen are you saying, If we went to a priest, God will forgive our sins. Or, God will forgive us for going to a priest?
  • Irene123
    To Carmen - You're on a KJV Bible site; not the Catholic Douay. They are 2 different Bibles - and only one is true; only one is from God.
  • Lisa
    The bible tells us that the world will reject us if we follow Jesus. In this chapter we see the city rejecting him. Stay close to Jesus knowing what you face in this world he has already overcome. If you stay close to Jesus you too will overcome everything you go through.
  • Bruce
    Tjohn: If it's best to seek forgiveness from those you have hurt the Lord will guide you! Faith cometh by hearing Rom 10:17, John 6:44 have you felt the tug in your heart? ROM 6:23, 10:13. Don't do anything without the LORD!
  • Terri
    Jesus paid for our sins on the cross our pain and all. he in return gave us healing forgiveness and peace your pass is forgotten if you ask god in your heart. Believe you must Believe he will heal you and trust him . Jesus why go to the cross and take our pain and sin and be whipped for nothing He paid for it all say I'm healed in the name of jesus Christ,and belive he will heal you. Luke 1;37

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