As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven,1 Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.2
And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan3 village to get things ready for him;
but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
When the disciples James and John4 saw this, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them ?"5
But Jesus turned and rebuked them,
and they went to another village.