Luke 9:37-45

Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

37 1On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.
38 And behold, a man from the crowd cried out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for 2he is my only child.
39 And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out. It convulses him so that he foams at the mouth, and shatters him, and will hardly leave him.
40 And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but 3they could not."
41 Jesus answered, "O 4faithless and twisted generation, 5how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
42 While he was coming, the demon threw him to the ground and convulsed him. But Jesus 6rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy, and 7gave him back to his father.
43 And all were astonished at 8the majesty of God. 9But while they were all marveling at everything he was doing, Jesus[a] said 10to his disciples,
44 "Let these words sink into your ears: 11The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men."
45 12But they did not understand this saying, and 13it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

Luke 9:37-45 In-Context

35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!"
36 And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.
37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.
38 And behold, a man from the crowd cried out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
39 And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out. It convulses him so that he foams at the mouth, and shatters him, and will hardly leave him.
40 And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not."
41 Jesus answered, "O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
42 While he was coming, the demon threw him to the ground and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
43 And all were astonished at the majesty of God. But while they were all marveling at everything he was doing, Jesus said to his disciples,
44 "Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men."
45 But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
46 An argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest.
47 But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side

Cross References 13

  • 1. For ver. 37-42, see Matthew 17:14-19; Mark 9:14-28
  • 2. See Luke 7:12
  • 3. [ver. 1; Luke 10:17; Matthew 10:1; Mark 6:7]
  • 4. Philippians 2:15; [John 20:27]
  • 5. [John 14:9]
  • 6. Luke 4:35, 39; Zechariah 3:2; Matthew 8:26; Mark 1:25; Jude 9
  • 7. See Luke 7:15
  • 8. 2 Peter 1:16
  • 9. For ver. 43-45, see Matthew 17:22, 23; Mark 9:30-32
  • 10. ver. 22
  • 11. [See ver. 43 above]
  • 12. Luke 2:50; Luke 18:34; Mark 6:52; John 10:6; John 12:16; John 16:17-19; [Matthew 17:13; Mark 9:10]
  • 13. Luke 18:34; [Luke 24:16]

Footnotes 1

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