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Luke 9:59–60

59 He said to another man, Follow me.”m

But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”n

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Luke 9:59–60 — English Standard Version (ESV)

59 To another he said, Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus said to him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:59–60 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

Luke 9:59–60 — New Living Translation (NLT)

59 He said to another person, Come, follow me.”

The man agreed, but he said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.”

60 But Jesus told him, Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead! Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:59–60 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

59 Then He said to another, Follow Me.”

But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”

60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:59–60 — New Century Version (NCV)

59 Jesus said to another man, “Follow me!”

But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

60 But Jesus said to him, “Let the people who are dead bury their own dead. You must go and tell about the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:59–60 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 60 But he said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but go thou and publish abroad the kingdom of God.

Luke 9:59–60 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

59 And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me to go first and bury my father. 60 But Jesus said to him, Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, but do thou go and announce the kingdom of God.

Luke 9:59–60 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

59 He told another man, “Follow me!”

But the man said, “Sir, first let me go to bury my father.”

60 But Jesus told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead. You must go everywhere and tell about the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:59–60 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

59 Then He said to another, Follow Me.”

“Lord,” he said, “first let me go bury my father.”

60 But He told him, Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:59–60 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

59 To another he said, Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 60 But Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:59–60 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

59 And he said to another, “Follow me!” But he said, “Lord, first allow me to go and bury my father.” 60 But he said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead! But you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:59–60 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”

But the man replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

60 Jesus said to him, “Let dead people bury their own dead. You go and tell others about God’s kingdom.”

Luke 9:59–60 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

59 And He said to another, Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.”

60 But He said to him, Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.”