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31 Bible Verses about discipleship, cost of

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Matthew 8:19-20

and a certain scribe having come, said to him, 'Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou mayest go;' and Jesus saith to him, 'The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven places of rest, but the Son of Man hath not where he may lay the head.'

Luke 9:57-58

And it came to pass, as they are going on in the way, a certain one said unto him, 'I will follow thee wherever thou mayest go, sir;' and Jesus said to him, 'The foxes have holes, and the fowls of the heaven places of rest, but the Son of Man hath not where he may recline the head.'

Luke 9:59-60

And he said unto another, 'Be following me;' and he said, 'Sir, permit me, having gone away, first to bury my father;' and Jesus said to him, 'Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, and thou, having gone away, publish the reign of God.'

Matthew 8:21-22

And another of his disciples said to him, 'Sir, permit me first to depart and to bury my father;' and Jesus said to him, 'Follow me, and suffer the dead to bury their own dead.'

Matthew 19:16-21

And lo, one having come near, said to him, 'Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have life age-during?' And he said to him, 'Why me dost thou call good? no one is good except One -- God; but if thou dost will to enter into the life, keep the commands.' He saith to him, 'What kind?' And Jesus said, 'Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness,read more.
honour thy father and mother, and, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.' The young man saith to him, 'All these did I keep from my youth; what yet do I lack?' Jesus said to him, 'If thou dost will to be perfect, go away, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.'

Mark 10:17-21

And as he is going forth into the way, one having run and having kneeled to him, was questioning him, 'Good teacher, what may I do, that life age-during I may inherit?' And Jesus said to him, 'Why me dost thou call good? no one is good except One -- God; the commands thou hast known: Thou mayest not commit adultery, Thou mayest do no murder, Thou mayest not steal, Thou mayest not bear false witness, Thou mayest not defraud, Honour thy father and mother.'read more.
And he answering said to him, 'Teacher, all these did I keep from my youth.' And Jesus having looked upon him, did love him, and said to him, 'One thing thou dost lack; go away, whatever thou hast -- sell, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, be following me, having taken up the cross.'

Luke 14:28-32

'For who of you, willing to build a tower, doth not first, having sat down, count the expence, whether he have the things for completing? lest that he having laid a foundation, and not being able to finish, all who are beholding may begin to mock him, saying -- This man began to build, and was not able to finish.read more.
'Or what king going on to engage with another king in war, doth not, having sat down, first consult if he be able with ten thousand to meet him who with twenty thousand is coming against him? and if not so -- he being yet a long way off -- having sent an embassy, he doth ask the things for peace.

Luke 18:18-22

And a certain ruler questioned him, saying, 'Good teacher, what having done -- shall I inherit life age-during?' And Jesus said to him, 'Why me dost thou call good? no one is good, except One -- God; the commands thou hast known: Thou mayest not commit adultery, Thou mayest do no murder, Thou mayest not steal, Thou mayest not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.'read more.
And he said, 'All these I did keep from my youth;' and having heard these things, Jesus said to him, 'Yet one thing to thee is lacking; all things -- as many as thou hast -- sell, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, be following me;'

Philippians 3:7-8

But what things were to me gains, these I have counted, because of the Christ, loss; yes, indeed, and I count all things to be loss, because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, because of whom of the all things I suffered loss, and do count them to be refuse, that Christ I may gain, and be found in him,

Luke 9:61-62

And another also said, 'I will follow thee, sir, but first permit me to take leave of those in my house;' and Jesus said unto him, 'No one having put his hand on a plough, and looking back, is fit for the reign of God.'

John 15:20

'Remember the word that I said to you, A servant is not greater than his lord; if me they did persecute, you also they will persecute; if my word they did keep, yours also they will keep;

Matthew 10:38-39

and whoever doth not receive his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me. 'He who found his life shall lose it, and he who lost his life for my sake shall find it.

Matthew 16:24-25

Then said Jesus to his disciples, 'If any one doth will to come after me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross, and follow me, for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake shall find it,

Mark 8:34-35

And having called near the multitude, with his disciples, he said to them, 'Whoever doth will to come after me -- let him disown himself, and take up his cross, and follow me; for whoever may will to save his life shall lose it; and whoever may lose his life for my sake and for the good news' sake, he shall save it;

Luke 9:23-24

And he said unto all, 'If any one doth will to come after me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me; for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake, he shall save it;

John 12:25

he who is loving his life shall lose it, and he who is hating his life in this world -- to life age-during shall keep it;

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