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Matthew 10:37

    Matthew 10:37 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who has more love for his father or mother than for me is not good enough for me; he who has more love for son or daughter than for me is not good enough for me.

    Webster's Revision

    He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

    World English Bible

    He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 10:37

    He that loveth father or mother more than me - He whom we love the most is he whom we study most to please, and whose will and interests we prefer in all cases. If, in order to please a father or mother who are opposed to vital godliness, we abandon God's ordinances and followers, we are unworthy of any thing but hell.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 10:37

    He that loveth father or mother ... - The meaning of this is clear. Christ must be loved supremely, or he is not loved at all. If we are not willing to give up all earthly possessions, and forsake all earthly friends, and if we do not obey him rather than all others, we have no true attachment to him.

    Is not worthy of me - Is not appropriate to be regarded as a follower of me, or is not a Christian.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 10:37

    10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me - He that is not ready to give up all these, when they stand in competition with his duty.