And another of the disciples said to him, “Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.” Bible see other translations

“another of the disciples.” The expert in the Law, who said he would follow Jesus wherever he went, was a disciple, and now another disciple and Jesus are speaking together. We learn from Luke 9:59 that Jesus requested this next disciple to follow him, but this second disciple wanted to stay home until his father died. See commentary on Luke 9:59.

Commentary for: Matthew 8:21