25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 eIf any man come to me, and fhate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and ghis own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 hAnd whosoever doth not ibear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, kintending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet lhim that cometh against him mwith twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an nambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that oforsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
See Matt. 10:38.
So Prov 24:27.
Comp. Job 15:24.
1 Macc. 14:23 (Eng.).
See ch. 9:61.
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