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Matthew 10:38 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he who does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not, worthy, of me.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and whoever doth not receive his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he that taketh not his crosse, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And every one who taketh not his cross and cometh after me, is not worthy of me.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and he that doth not bear his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
that taketh 2983
{2983} Prime
λαμβάνω
lambano
{lam-ban'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold of; whereas G1209 is rather subjective or passive, to have offered to one; while G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove]).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
his y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
cross, 4716
{4716} Prime
σταυρός
stauros
{stow-ros'}
From the base of G2476; a stake or post (as set upright), that is, (specifically) a pole or cross (as an instrument of capital punishment); figuratively exposure to death, that is, self denial; by implication the atonement of Christ.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
followeth 190
{0190} Prime
ἀκολουθέω
akoloutheo
{ak-ol-oo-theh'-o}
From G0001 (as a particle of union) and κέλευθος [[keleuthos]] (a road); properly to be in the same way with, that is, to accompany (specifically as a disciple).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
after 3694
{3694} Prime
ὀπίσω
opiso
{op-is'-o}
From the same as G3693 with enclitic of direction; to the back, that is, aback (as adverb or preposition of time or place; or as noun).
me, 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
worthy 514
{0514} Prime
ἄξιος
axios
{ax'-ee-os}
Probably from G0071; deserving, comparable or suitable (as if drawing praise).
of me. 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 10:38

_ _ And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me — a saying which our Lord once and again emphatically reiterates (Matthew 16:24; Luke 9:23; Luke 14:27). We have become so accustomed to this expression — “taking up one’s cross” — in the sense of “being prepared for trials in general for Christ’s sake,” that we are apt to lose sight of its primary and proper sense here — “a preparedness to go forth even to crucifixion,” as when our Lord had to bear His own cross on His way to Calvary — a saying the more remarkable as our Lord had not as yet given a hint that He would die this death, nor was crucifixion a Jewish mode of capital punishment.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 10:16-42.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 10:38

He that taketh not his cross — That is, whatever pain or inconvenience cannot be avoided, but by doing some evil, or omitting some good. Matthew 16:24; Luke 14:27.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Matthew 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people [unto him] with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Luke 9:23-24 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. ... For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
Luke 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called [the place] of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
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Using the q bible Greek it seems this verse would be properly read,
"And he who does to receive the breath of my Covnant...." Hat makes more sense as well....
- Ch (12/29/2012 9:03:16 PM)
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