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Luke 9:55

But he turned (strapei de). Second aorist passive participle of strepw, common verb, to turn round. Dramatic act. Some ancient MSS. have here: Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of (ouk oidate poiou pneumato este). This sounds like Christ and may be a genuine saying though not a part of Luke's Gospel. A smaller number of MSS. add also: For the Son of Man came not to destroy men's lives, but to save them (Ho gar uio tou anqrwpou ouk hlqen psuca anqrwpwn apolesai alla swsai), a saying reminding us of Matthew 5:17 ; Luke 19:10 . Certain it is that here Jesus rebuked the bitterness of James and John toward Samaritans as he had already chided John for his narrowness towards a fellow-worker in the kingdom.

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