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    In school our teatcher decided to give us reading extra credit. We had to figyre out what the followin idiom means, "Let the dead bury the dead". What does it mean?

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    Well, I can provide some context. I believe this idiom is from the Bible:

    From Matthew 8 (NASB)
    18Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea.19Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”20Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the Or sky air have Or roosting places nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”21Another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.”22But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”
    Also from Luke 9 (NASB)
    57As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go.”58And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the Or sky air have Or roosting-places nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”59And He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.”60But He said to him, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.”61Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home.”62But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
    What do you think it means?

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    Default Re: What does this idiom mean?

    Spend your time and energy on living people, not on dead people.

    Fully agreed.

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