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Luke 14:20

    Luke 14:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And another said, I have been married, and so I am not able to come.

    Webster's Revision

    And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

    World English Bible

    "Another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I can't come.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 14:20

    I have married a wife ... - Our Saviour here doubtless intends to teach us that the love of earthly relatives and friends often takes off the affections from God, and prevents our accepting the blessings which he would bestow on us. This was the most trifling excuse of all; and we cannot but be amazed that "such" excuses are suffered to interfere with our salvation, and that people can be satisfied for "such" reasons to exclude themselves from the kingdom of God.