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Luke 9:12 NLT

12 Late in the afternoon the twelve disciples came to him and said, “Send the crowds away to the nearby villages and farms, so they can find food and lodging for the night. There is nothing to eat here in this remote place.”

Study tools for Luke 9:12

  • a 9:1 - Greek the Twelve; other manuscripts read the twelve apostles.
  • b 9:3 - Or silver coins.
  • c 9:7 - Greek Herod the tetrarch. Herod Antipas was a son of King Herod and was ruler over Galilee.
  • d 9:20 - Or the Christ. Messiah (a Hebrew term) and Christ (a Greek term) both mean “anointed one.”
  • e 9:22 - “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
  • f 9:33 - Greek three tabernacles.
  • g 9:35 - Some manuscripts read This is my dearly loved Son.
  • h 9:42 - Greek unclean.
  • i 9:48 - Greek in my name.
  • j 9:54 - Some manuscripts add as Elijah did.
  • k 9:55 - Some manuscripts add an expanded conclusion to verse 55 and an additional sentence in verse 56: And he said, “You don’t realize what your hearts are like. For the Son of Man has not come to destroy people’s lives, but to save them.”
  • l 9:60 - Greek Let the dead bury their own dead.