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dead bury their dead, let the in Culture

dead bury their dead, Let the

A reply of Jesus when a new disciple of his asked for time to bury his father. Jesus said, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.”

Note

The expression often connotes an impatience to move ahead, without pausing over details or ceremonies.
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