Matthew 8:22

“But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Iesus said vnto him, Follow me, & let the dead, bury their dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Jesus *said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jesus saith unto him, Follow me; and leave the dead to bury their own dead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Jesus said to him, Come after me; and let the dead take care of their dead.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.
- Darby Bible

But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
- Webster's Bible

Follow me, said Jesus, "and leave the dead to bury their own dead."
- Weymouth Bible

But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."
- World English Bible

But Jhesus seide to hym, Sue thou me, and lete deed men birie her deede men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus said to him, `Follow me, and suffer the dead to bury their own dead.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:22


8:22 But Jesus said - When God calls, leave the business of the world to them who are dead to God.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:22


Mt 8:22 Follow me. The highest of all duties, now discharged by becoming his disciple, obeying him and making his life our example. Let the dead bury their dead. Those spiritually dead will attend to the last rites of them who have died naturally.

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • Kadiyah
    The lord has always been good to me. I may have had some setback, had to cry many times ,but I will bless the lord at all times holding on to dynamic faith knowing that he is an rewarder of those who dilengently seek him. That those who come to him in secret ,will be rewarded openly. Amen
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise God let us all never for get the only real love that we who are saved have in this world while we are here is the love of God son Jesus and God himself he love us so much he sent his son to the earth to die for us that we may have everlasting life the world hated Jesus the same way they hate us make no mistake the people in the world do hate us when they fine out we belong to Jesus Amen.
  • Todd Brawley
    Fear not. Fear leads to anger. And we all know where it goes from there. Just trust God, no matter the situation, he will be there. GODSPEED
  • Centurian
    Praise God, for he has visited His people. Now we are certain that He exists and that He rewards those who continue in their diligence, those who never waver in their faith, those whose humility exceeds that if the Pharisee, and those who are healed according to their belief that whom God has sent was capable of healing and more, of converting hearts from cynicism to surrender to the infinite God
  • 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.

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