Luke 9:57-62 NIV

The Cost of Following Jesus

9:57-60pp -- Mt 8:19-22

57 As they were walking along the road,1 a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."

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      58 Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man2 has no place to lay his head."

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      59 He said to another man, "Follow me."3 But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."

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      60 Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."4

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      61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family."5

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      62 Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."