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Except for the KJV, Bible links (in BOLD BLUE) are to official version/translation websites. Except where noted, CBD links are to hardcover print editions. The Bible reference is Mark 8:34. Two outstanding study Bibles, regardless of Bible version/translation, are the MacArthur Study Bible and the Life Application Study Bible. (Related article: How to Use a Study Bible)


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THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE

Original/classic edition:

And Jesus called [to Him] the throng with His disciples and said to them, If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself [forget, ignore, disown, and ilose sight of himself and his own interests] and take up his cross, and [joining Me as a disciple and siding with My party] follow with Me [continually, cleaving steadfastly to Me].

2015 updated edition:

Jesus called the crowd together with His disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me].


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ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION (ESV)
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me."

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HOLMAN CHRISTIAN STANDARD BIBLE (HCSB)
Summoning the crowd along with His disciples, He said to them, "If anyone wants to be My follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me."

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KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."

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THE MESSAGE
Calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, "Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how."

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NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE (NASB)
And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me."

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NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION (NET)
Then Jesus called the crowd, along with his disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me."


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NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV)
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me."

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NEW KING JAMES VERSION (NKJV)
When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."

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NEW LIVING TRANSLATION (NLT)
Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me."

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