Luke 14:27

27 Those who do not carry their own cross and come after me cannot be my disciples. 1

Luke 14:27 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 14:27

Whosoever doth not bear his cross
All reproach, afflictions, persecutions, and death itself, cheerfully and patiently; the Ethiopic version renders it, "of his death the cross"; it signifies whatever is trying and disagreeable to flesh and blood:

and come after me;
bearing his cross; as Christ himself was about to do, and which doubtless he had in view;

cannot be my disciple;
he is not so in reality, nor does he deserve the name.

Luke 14:27 In-Context

25 Once when large crowds of people were going along with Jesus, he turned and said to them,
26 "Those who come to me cannot be my disciples unless they love me more than they love father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and themselves as well.
27 Those who do not carry their own cross and come after me cannot be my disciples.
28 If one of you is planning to build a tower, you sit down first and figure out what it will cost, to see if you have enough money to finish the job.
29 If you don't, you will not be able to finish the tower after laying the foundation; and all who see what happened will make fun of you.

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Cross References 1

  • 1. 14.27Matthew 10.38; 16.24;Mark 8.34;Luke 9.23.