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Luke 9:61

    Luke 9:61 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And another also said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord; but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my house.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And another man said, I will come with you, Lord, but first let me say a last good-day to those who are at my house.

    Webster's Revision

    And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord; but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my house.

    World English Bible

    Another also said, "I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to say good-bye to those who are at my house."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord; but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my house.

    Definitions for Luke 9:61

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 9:61

    Another also said - This circumstance is not mentioned by any of the other evangelists; and Matthew alone mentions the former case, Luke 9:57, Luke 9:58.

    Let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home - Επιτρεψον μοι αποταξασθαι τοις εις τον οικον μου - Permit me to set in order my affairs at home. Those who understand the Greek text will see at once that it will bear this translation well; and that this is the most natural. This person seems to have had in view the case of Elisha, who made a similar request to the Prophet Elijah, 1 Kings 19:19, 1 Kings 19:20, which request was granted by the prophet; but our Lord, seeing that this person had too much attachment to the earth, and that his return to worldly employments, though for a short time, was likely to become the means of stifling the good desires which he now felt, refused to grant him that permission. That which we object to the execution of God's designs is sometimes the very thing from which we should immediately disengage ourselves.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 9:61

    Bid them farewell - To take leave, inform them of the design, and set things at home in order. Jesus did not suffer this, because he probably saw that he would be influenced by a love of his friends, or by their persuasions, not to return to him. The purpose to be a Christian requires "decision." Men should not tamper with the world. They should not consult earthly friends about it. They should not even allow worldly friends to give them "advice" whether to be Christians or not. God is to be obeyed rather than man, and they should come forth boldly, and resolve at once to give themselves to his service.