Luke 7:11

Jesus Raises a Widow's Son

11 Soon afterward[a] he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him.

Luke 7:11 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 7:11

And it came to pass the day after
The Vulgate Latin reads "afterward", not expressing any day, as in ( Luke 8:1 ) , but the Syriac, Arabic, Persic, and Ethiopic versions, read to the same sense as we, the day after, the next day, on the morrow, after he had cured the centurion's servant in Capernaum, where he staid all night:

that he went into a city called Naim;
which Jerom F16 places near Mount Tabor, and the river Kison. The F17 Jews speak of a Naim in, the tribe of Issachar, so called from its pleasantness, and which seems to be the same place with this. The Persic version reads it, "Nabetis", or "Neapolis", the same With Sychem in Samaria, but without reason:

and many of his disciples went with him;
not only the twelve, but many others:

and much people;
from Capernaum, and other parts, that followed him to see his miracles, or for one end or another, though, they did not believe in him; at least these were only hearers, and had, not entered themselves among the disciples,


F16 Tom. 1. ad Marcellum, fol. 44. B. & Epitaph. Paulae. fol. 60. A.
F17 Bereshit Rabba, sect. 98. fol. 86. 1.

Luke 7:11 In-Context

9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith."
10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.
11 Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him.
12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her.
13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep."

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts The next day