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 as thine own soul should entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou nor thy fathers have known,
who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen them; neither did he acknowledge his brethren nor know his own children; therefore, they shall keep thy word and guard thy covenant.
Whom have I in heaven but thee? And apart from thee there is nothing upon the earth that I desire.
He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And doubtless I even count all things as loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ
But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear unto myself, only that I might finish my course with joy and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
And they have overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
And Abraham rose up early in the morning and saddled his ass and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son, and cut the wood for the burnt offering and rose up and went unto the place of which God had told him.
And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to my own land and to my kindred.
He that cuts short chastening hates his son, but he that loves him chastens him early.
And they immediately left the ship and their father and followed him.
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
But those things which were gain to me, I counted loss for Christ.