And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Treasury of Scripture
Luke 9:23-25 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me...
Matthew 10:38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.
Matthew 16:24-26 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me...
Mark 8:34-37 And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself...
Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor...
Mark 15:21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Matthew 13:21 Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution rises because of the word...
Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed...
ContextThe Cost of Following Jesus
25And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said to them, 26If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29Lest haply, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first, and consults whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand? 32Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and desires conditions of peace. 33So likewise, whoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple. 34Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his flavor, with which shall it be seasoned? 35It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Whosoever doth not bear his own cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Darby Bible Translation
and whoever does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
King James Bible
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Young's Literal Translation
and whoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, is not able to be my disciple.