Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, who is to thee as thy soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods (whom thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
Who said to his father and to his mother, I see him not, And he acknowledged not his brethren, And knew not his own children; For they have observed thy word, And kept thy covenant.
Whom have I in the heavens? and there is none upon earth I desire beside thee.
He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me.
But surely I count also all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them to be filth, that I may gain Christ;
But I make no account of my life as dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.
and they have overcome him by reason of the blood of the Lamb, and by reason of the word of their testimony, and have not loved their life even unto death.
And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up and went to the place that God had told him of.
And he said to him, I will not go; but to mine own land, and to my kindred will I go.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
and they, having left the ship and their father, immediately followed him.
And another said, I have married a wife, and on this account I cannot come.
but what things were gain to me these I counted, on account of Christ, loss.