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Matthew 10:38 New King James Version (NKJV)

38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Matthew 10:38 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

38 And the one who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

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Matthew 10:38 Amplified Bible (AMP)

38 And he who does not take his [a]cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me] is not worthy of Me.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 10:38 The historical background behind this statement is that those who were about to be crucified had to carry the crossbeam to which they would be nailed or bound. In addition to the terrible agony that crucifixion inflicted, it was such a great indignity that some of the Roman writers used the word cross as a curse word in the expression “Go to a bad cross!” (Lat i in malam crucem).
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Matthew 10:38 New International Version (NIV)

38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

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Matthew 10:38 King James Version (KJV)

38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

Luke 14:27 New King James Version (NKJV)

27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Luke 14:27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

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Luke 14:27 Amplified Bible (AMP)

27 Whoever does not carry his own cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow after Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me] cannot be My disciple.

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Luke 14:27 New International Version (NIV)

27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

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Luke 14:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Luke 14:33 New King James Version (NKJV)

33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Luke 14:33 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not [a]give up all his own possessions.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 14:33 Or renounce
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Luke 14:33 Amplified Bible (AMP)

33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not [carefully consider the cost and then for My sake] [a]give up all his own possessions.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 14:33 Jesus probably is referring to a willingness and commitment to do so when necessary. Discipleship does not require poverty.
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Luke 14:33 New International Version (NIV)

33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.

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Luke 14:33 King James Version (KJV)

33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

Luke 9:23 New King James Version (NKJV)

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross [a]daily, and follow Me.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 9:23 M omits daily
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Luke 9:23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

23 And He was saying to them all, If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

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Luke 9:23 Amplified Bible (AMP)

23 And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross daily [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me].

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Luke 9:23 New International Version (NIV)

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

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Luke 9:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

1 Corinthians 1:18 New King James Version (NKJV)

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God

18 For the [a]message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Lit. word
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 Corinthians 1:18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Wisdom of God

18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who [a]are perishing, but to us who [b]are being saved it is the power of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or perish
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or are saved
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1 Corinthians 1:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Wisdom of God

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness [absurd and illogical] to those who are perishing and spiritually dead [because they reject it], but to us who are being saved [by God’s grace] it is [the manifestation of] the power of God.

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