Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

New American Standard Bible

"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

King James Version

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.

International Standard Version

"The one who loves his father or mother more than me isn't worthy of me, and the one who loves a son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

He who loves [and takes more pleasure in] father or mother more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves [and takes more pleasure in] son or daughter more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me;

An Understandable Version

The person who loves his father and mother more than me does not deserve me [i.e., to be my disciple]. And the person who loves his son or daughter more than me does not deserve me [i.e., to be my disciple].

Anderson New Testament

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:

Bible in Basic English

He who has more love for his father or mother than for me is not good enough for me; he who has more love for son or daughter than for me is not good enough for me.

Common New Testament

He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;

Daniel Mace New Testament

he that loveth father or mother more than me, is unworthy of me: he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is unworthy of me.

Darby Translation

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.

Godbey New Testament

He that loveth father and mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Goodspeed New Testament

No one who loves father or mother more than he loves me is worthy of me, and no one who loves son or daughter more than he loves me is worthy of me,

John Wesley New Testament

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;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

He loving father or mother above me, is not worthy of me; and he loving son or daughter above me, is not worthy of me.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The one who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and the one who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Modern King James verseion

He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that loveth his father or mother more than me, is not meet for me: and he that loveth his son or daughter more than me, is not meet for me.

Moffatt New Testament

He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me:

Montgomery New Testament

"He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;

NET Bible

"Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

New Heart English Bible

He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Noyes New Testament

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;

Sawyer New Testament

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;

The Emphasized Bible

He that loveth father or mother above me, is not, worthy, of me, - and, he that loveth son or daughter above me, is not, worthy, of me;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

Any one who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and any one who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;

Williams New Testament

Anybody who loves father or mother more than he loves me is not worthy of me,

World English Bible

He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.

Worrell New Testament

"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.

Worsley New Testament

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:

Youngs Literal Translation

'He who is loving father or mother above me, is not worthy of me, and he who is loving son or daughter above me, is not worthy of me,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
φιλέω 
Phileo 
Usage: 13

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

or
ἤ 

ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199
Usage: 199

μήτηρ 
meter 
Usage: 55

ὑπέρ 
Huper 
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138
Usage: 138

me
ἐμέ 
Eme 
ἐμέ 
Eme 
me, I, my, myself
me, I, my, myself
Usage: 26
Usage: 26

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585
Usage: 585

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

ἄξιος 
Axios 
ἄξιος 
Axios 
Usage: 28
Usage: 28

of me
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

φιλέω 
Phileo 
Usage: 13

son
υἱός 
Huios 
Usage: 213

θυγάτηρ 
Thugater 
Usage: 19

Context Readings

Acknowledging Christ

36 and a man’s enemies will be
the members of his household.
37 The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.



Cross References

Luke 14:26

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, and even his own life—he cannot be My disciple.

Matthew 22:37

He said to him, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

Deuteronomy 33:9

He said about his father and mother,
“I do not regard them.”
He disregarded his brothers
and didn’t acknowledge his sons,
for they kept Your word
and maintained Your covenant.

Luke 20:35

But those who are counted worthy to take part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage.

John 5:23

so that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

John 21:15-17

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For Christ’s love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: If One died for all, then all died.

Philippians 3:7-9

But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:5-7

It is a clear evidence of God’s righteous judgment that you will be counted worthy of God’s kingdom, for which you also are suffering,

Revelation 3:4

But you have a few people in Sardis who have not defiled their clothes, and they will walk with Me in white, because they are worthy.

Matthew 22:8

“Then he told his slaves, ‘The banquet is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.

Luke 21:36

But be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to stand before the Son of Man.”

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