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

  • A disciple
    "...Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed." Simply a fact! there was no fanatic display of the person having to charge himself up "in the Holy Ghost," and nothing he had to perform at all! He simply asked the Lord Jesus to have mercy on him; AND HE DID! This is how prayers are answered, and how folks are saved and healed.
  • Wayne
    Rose Adams, the veil is still covering the Jews when the scriptures are read.
  • Wayne
    Carmen, confessing your sins to a priest is confessing to another sinner. Each person must go to Jesus Christ themselves for salvation. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. No human can forgive your sins. We are saved by the precious blood of the Son of God.
  • La
    The hand of God is enough. We tend to as why because we are seeing the word of God with our physical eyes. God is all powerful infinite never ending. The disciples wrote the new treatment and in different point of--each man was chosen by Jesus himself. If you ask the Lord for something or a question he always confirms it. From somewhere you will get your answer again. It amazing when u realize
  • Wayne
    Peggy, in accordance with Irene, 1 James 1:5-6, states we are to ask wisdom of God, where we lack, and He will not refuse us nor make fun of our lack of understanding. I have done this at times I did not understand, and He gave me the answers. Not always right away, but we are to insist and persist. He Loves Us!
  • Wayne
    Carmen, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, states There is ONE MEDIATOR between God and men,The Man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Each sinner needs to confess their sins and sinfulness to Christ alone. He is our open door to the Heavenly Father.

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