But Jesus told him, "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, "Follow Me!" So he got up and followed Him.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.
"If you want to be perfect," Jesus said to him, "go, sell your belongings and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."
Then, moving on, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, "Follow Me!" So he got up and followed Him.
After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, "Follow Me!"
Then He said to another, "Follow Me." "Lord," he said, "first let me go bury my father."
The next day He decided to leave for Galilee. Jesus found Philip and told him, "Follow Me!"
If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me. Where I am, there My servant also will be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
"If I want him to remain until I come," Jesus answered, "what is that to you? As for you, follow Me."
Every [kind of] living creature that swarms will live wherever the river flows, and there will be a huge number of fish because this water goes there. Since the water will become fresh, there will be life everywhere the river goes.
Fishermen will stand beside it from En-gedi to En-eglaim. These will become places where nets are spread out to dry. Their fish will consist of many different kinds, like the fish of the Mediterranean Sea.
"Follow Me," Jesus told them, "and I will make you fish for people!"
Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
and so were James and John, Zebedee's sons, who were Simon's partners. "Don't be afraid," Jesus told Simon. "From now on you will be catching people!"
Then they brought the boats to land, left everything, and followed Him.
To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win Jews; to those under the law, like one under the law-- though I myself am not under the law-- to win those under the law.
To those who are outside the law, like one outside the law-- not being outside God's law, but under the law of Christ-- to win those outside the law.
To the weak I became weak, in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I may by all means save some.
Now granted, I have not burdened you; yet sly as I am, I took you in by deceit!