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Some Who Wanted To Go with Jesus

18 When Jesus saw the crowd,[a] he went across Lake Galilee. 19 A teacher of the Law of Moses came up to him and said, “Teacher, I’ll go anywhere with you!”

20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens, and birds have nests. But the Son of Man doesn’t have a place to call his own.”

21 Another disciple said to Jesus, “Lord, let me wait till I bury my father.”

22 Jesus answered, “Come with me, and let the dead bury their dead.”[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 8.18 saw the crowd: Some manuscripts have “large crowd.” Others have “large crowds.”
  2. 8.22 let the dead bury their dead: For the Jewish people a proper burial of their dead was a very important duty. But Jesus teaches that following him is even more important.

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