Luke 9:46-56 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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46 Then there was an argument among them as to which of them would be the greatest. 46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.
47 But Jesus knew their thoughts, so he brought a little child to his side. 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
48 Then he said to them, "Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes my Father who sent me. Whoever is the least among you is the greatest." 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 he who is least among you all--he is the greatest."
49 John said to Jesus, "Master, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons. We tried to stop him because he isn't in our group." 49 "Master," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us."
50 But Jesus said, "Don't stop him! Anyone who is not against you is for you." 50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."
51 As the time drew near for his return to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. 51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
52 He sent messengers ahead to a Samaritan village to prepare for his arrival. 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;
53 But they were turned away. The people of the village refused to have anything to do with Jesus because he had resolved to go to Jerusalem. 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
54 When James and John heard about it, they said to Jesus, "Lord, should we order down fire from heaven to burn them up ?" 54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them ?"
55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them. 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them,
56 So they went on to another village. 56 and they went to another village.