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, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy 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 thy word, and kept thy covenant.
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth 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 dung, 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 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 clave 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 mine own land, and to my kindred.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
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.