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Matthew 16:24

    Matthew 16:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him give up all, and take up his cross, and come after me.

    Webster's Revision

    Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

    World English Bible

    Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

    Definitions for Matthew 16:24

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 16:24

    Will come after me - i.e. to be my disciple. This discourse was intended to show Peter and the rest of the disciples the nature of his kingdom; and that the honor that cometh from the world was not to be expected by those who followed Christ.

    The principles of the Christian life are:

    First. To have a sincere desire to belong to Christ - If any man be Willing to be my disciple, etc.

    Secondly. To renounce self-dependence, and selfish pursuits - Let him deny Himself.

    Thirdly. To embrace the condition which God has appointed, and bear the troubles and difficulties he may meet with in walking the Christian road - Let him take up His Cross.

    Fourthly. To imitate Jesus, and do and suffer all in his spirit - Let him Follow Me.

    Let him deny himself - Απαρνησασθω may well be interpreted, Let him deny, or renounce, himself fully - in all respects - perseveringly. It is a compounded word, and the preposition απο abundantly increases the meaning. A follower of Christ will need to observe it in its utmost latitude of meaning, in order to be happy here, and glorious hereafter. A man's self is to him the prime cause of most of his miseries. See the note on Mark 8:34.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 16:24

    This discourse is also recorded in Mark 8:34-38; Mark 9:1; and Luke 9:23-27.

    Let him, deny himself - That is, let him surrender to God his will, his affections, his body, and his soul. Let him not seek his own happiness as the supreme object, but be willing to renounce all, and lay down his life also, if required.

    Take up his cross - See the notes at Matthew 10:38.