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

  • 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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