23. Teaching How to Follow the Man-Savior
25 And there were great crowds going along with Him, and He turned and said to them,
26 1If anyone acomes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and moreover, even his own bsoul-life, he cannot be My disciple.
27 Whoever does not carry his own 1across and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
28 For which of you, wanting to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, whether he has 1enough to complete it?
29 Lest perhaps, once he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all those looking on will begin to mock him,
30 Saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.
31 Or what king, going to engage another king in war, will not first sit down and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
32 Otherwise, while he is yet at a distance, he sends an envoy and asks for the terms of peace.
33 In the same way therefore everyone of you who does not aforsake all his own possessions cannot be My disciple.
34 1Therefore 2salt is good; but if even the salt becomes tasteless, with what will its saltiness be restored?
35 It is fit neither for the land nor for the manure pile; they will throw it aout. He who has ears to hear, let him bhear.