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“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.”
King James Version (KJV)
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his owne life also, hee cannot be my disciple.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Luke chapter 14
"If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
If any man cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
- American Standard Version (1901)
And turning round, he said to them, If any man comes to me, and has not hate for his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and even for his life, he may not be my disciple.
- Basic English Bible
If any man come to me, and shall not hate his own father and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yea, and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple;
- Darby Bible
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
- Douay Rheims Bible
If any man cometh to me, and hateth not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
- Webster's Bible
If any one is coming to me who does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes and his own life also, he cannot be a disciple of mine.
- Weymouth Bible
If anyone comes to me, and doesn't disregard his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can't be my disciple.
- World English Bible
If ony man cometh to me, and hatith not his fadir, and modir, and wijf, and sones, and britheren, and sistris, and yit his owne lijf, he may not be my disciple.
- Wycliffe Bible
`If any one doth come unto me, and doth not hate his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, and yet even his own life, he is not able to be my disciple;
- Youngs Literal Bible
SUNDAY CHUKWUEMEKA's comment on 2015-08-26 05:07:17:
The meaning of this verse is that Jesus is the ultimate gift ever released by God and you have to hate any body mother, father,sister, brother, wife,children personal habits etc capable of making you to loose Jesus in your life. This is because any body that can make you to loose Jesus has lost Him already and is heading to hell. So instead of all of you heading to hell, it is better that you separate yourself after frantic effort to align them to Jesus fails.
Shady Nasrat Samuel's comment on 2014-12-13 04:34:19:
Great opinions and explanations that I 've never heard before in my Arabic language Thanks every one God bless all of you more and more
LOGIC's comment on 2014-09-27 22:10:47:
I think it could be easy for someone to draw a negative conclusion to what this verse is say 'n. Especially one who 's try 'n to FIND SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE WORD OF GOD.........WE can 't have a love FOR ANYTHING or ANYONE that will get in the way of FOLLOWING WHOLEHEARTEDLY OBEY 'n GOD NOTHING NO ONE....GOD 1st in all things....
anna's comment on 2014-07-05 08:55:52:
God doesnt want us to " hate " anyone as we understand hate. The word " hate "in biblical form means to love less. Why would God say honor your father and mother then tell you to hate them? That wouldnt make any sense. God wants to be first and He is supposed to be as the Creator full of love mercy and grace none of which we deserved. Love your neighbor as yourself but put God first! Blessins!!!
John's comment on 2013-10-20 10:40:59:
This is just my opinion. Could possibly mean: hate the way they / we are "of the worldly ways of living" because they / we will not consider ever inviting someone who is poor, blind, cripple, etc... to a wedding, etc., because we want to gain a social status amongst the many of higher living. One must first change to love all; not just, someone of higher living abilities. This is cost of being a disciple! Or, just being a good friend to someone / anyone; that, which they / we today lack. We do not want our associates looking down on us! On the flip side of this issue; who wants to be friends with criminals or terrorist or rapist or etc.. So, something must change our reality or way of life. My friends that is what Jesus was / would / will / is teaching us. He was / is telling us how to stop the madness of neglect. Please share! Basis necessities, things needed to be able to survive is what many lacked then and now (today). We know this to be true! Flip side of this: we may be too many in numbers / populations to maintain enough resources for everyone?! True or False?!
farzana's comment on 2013-10-16 22:51:58:
Its quite difficult to follow Jesus.
because He is the first in our lives to come, but some times we don't feel that,we want ourselves or our parents.
Jim's comment on 2013-10-13 09:42:00:
One of the many bible versions changes the word "hate" to "disregard". Some apologetics argue that "hate" was a mis-translation, and that the idea was that you must renounce all your connections to the physical world(which would make some sense). But "hate" is such a strong term that it's really hard to accept any attempt to re-word the verse, Words mean things. And the old testament commandment of honoring thy father and mother doesn't seem to have any possible logical intersection with this verse. One must conclude that Luke was having a bad day when he penned this, because, to me, it is inconceivable the Jesus would say that.
David's comment on 2013-09-13 20:08:59:
Another saying from the prince of peace?
Juliet's comment on 2013-09-10 16:11:41:
I am sure the cost of being a follower of Jesus should be reckoned with on a different scale than relations to life and on account for something higher than any of the people mentioned in verse 26. The truth is hate in Greek means "to differ to or disregard" and the English meaning puts exaggeration on how you should accept the invitation of discipleship rather than focusing on "how could Jesus expect that of anyone". I am encouraged by this verse because it challenges me both spiritually of what I am willing to give up to become a better soldier for Christ and in the natural life, it is still the battle of denying myself in order to follow Christ in the 21st century and all its challenges.
Okeoghene Grace Dietake's comment on 2013-01-10 21:41:55:
Knowing you Jesus; there is no greater thing. Nothing (death, life, tribulations, family, wealth, self esteem, wealth, famine, hunger,..) shall separate me from your love... Romans 8:35-39. Whatever stands deceitfully to take your place in my life, I consider as dung and am ready to turn away from even if it is my own life. This is my solemn declaration and this is a light in a sense of what Luke 14:26 means. That nothing else matters; that all is NOTHING compared to the priceless blessings of knowing Jesus and that without this mentality, one is not even qualified to be a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Abu's comment on 2012-01-27 09:43:39:
Dean Morrison's comment on 2011-12-16 16:40:57:
Prime evidence that Jesus was a forerunner of modern cult leaders who build a following by getting people to reject and even hate their families.
"Christian Family Values" is an oxymoron.
jane's comment on 2011-12-07 00:53:38:
The Lord God is telling us that he don't want us to put anything before him if u do u don't belong to him.He must be first in our life and the rest will fall into place.
Rock's comment on 2011-03-08 05:44:31:
Hate his father and mother?
sunday's comment on 2010-11-22 13:11:50:
This is cost of being a disciple. Lord Jesus Christ first before any other thing including oneself. Thank you Jesus for knowning you more.
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