47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
References for Luke 9:47
48 Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.”
References for Luke 9:48
49 “Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.”
References for Luke 9:49
50 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”
References for Luke 9:50

Samaritan Opposition

51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
References for Luke 9:51
52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;
References for Luke 9:52
53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy thema ?”
References for Luke 9:54
    • € 9:54 - Some manuscripts "them, just as Elijah did"
      55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them.
      56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.

      The Cost of Following Jesus

      57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
      References for Luke 9:57