Luke 9:45-55 CSB

45 But they did not understand this statement; it was concealed from them so that they could not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask Him about it.a

References for Luke 9:45

    • r 9:45 - Lit about this statement

      Who Is the Greatest?

      46 Then an argument started among them about who would be the greatest of them.

      References for Luke 9:46

          47 But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, took a little child and had him stand next to Him.
          48 He told them, "Whoever welcomes b this little child in My name welcomes Me. And whoever welcomes Me welcomes Him who sent Me. For whoever is least among you-this one is great."

          References for Luke 9:48

            • s 9:48 - Or receives throughout the verse

              In His Name

              49 John responded, "Master, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he does not follow us."

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                  50 "Don't stop him," Jesus told him, "because whoever is not against you is for you." c

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                    • t 9:50 - Other mss read against us is for us

                      The Journey to Jerusalem

                      51 When the days were coming to a close for Him to be taken up,d He determinede to journey to Jerusalem.

                      References for Luke 9:51

                        • u 9:51 - His ascension
                        • v 9:51 - Lit He stiffened His face to go; Isaiah 50:7
                          52 He sent messengers ahead of Him, and on the way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make preparations for Him.
                          53 But they did not welcome Him, because He determined to journey to Jerusalem.
                          54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?"f

                          References for Luke 9:54

                            • w 9:54 - Other mss add as Elijah also did
                              55 But He turned and rebuked them,g

                              References for Luke 9:55

                                • x 9:55 - Other mss add and said, "You don't know what kind of spirit you belong to. Verse 56: For the Son of Man did not come to destroy people's lives but to save them."