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Matthew 10:38

Context
NETBible

And whoever does not take up his cross 1  and follow me is not worthy of me.

XREF

Mt 16:24; Mt 27:32; Mr 8:34; Mr 10:21; Lu 9:23,24; Lu 14:27; Joh 19:17

NET © Notes

sn It was customary practice in a Roman crucifixion for the prisoner to be made to carry his own cross. Jesus is speaking figuratively here in the context of rejection. If the priority is not one’s allegiance to Jesus, then one will not follow him in the face of possible rejection.



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