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 your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entices you secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known, you, nor your fathers;
Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed your word, and kept your covenant.
Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides you.
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.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but 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 rubbish, that I may win Christ,
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so 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 overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, 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 spares his rod 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 what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.