When His disciples1James and Johnsaw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to 2commandfire to comedown from heaven and consume them?"
But He turned and rebuked them, [aand said, "You do not knowwhatkind of spirit you are of;56for the Son of Man did not come to destroymen'slives, but to save them."] And they went on to anothervillage.
573As they were goingalong the road, 4someonesaid to Him, "I will follow You wherever You go."
And Jesussaid to him, "The foxeshaveholes and the birds of the bair have cnests, but 5the Son of Manhasnowhere to lay His head."59
And He said to another, "6Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their owndead; but as for you, go and 7proclaimeverywhere the kingdom of God."61Anotheralsosaid, "I will follow You, Lord; but 8firstpermit me to saygood-bye to those at home."
But Jesussaid to him, "9Noone, after putting his hand to the plow and lookingback, is fit for the kingdom of God."