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

  • 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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