Luke 9:38

38 A man in the crowd called out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.

Luke 9:38 in Other Translations

KJV
38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
ESV
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.
NLT
38 A man in the crowd called out to him, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, my only child.
MSG
38 A man called from out of the crowd, "Please, please, Teacher, take a look at my son. He's my only child.
CSB
38 Just then a man from the crowd cried out, "Teacher, I beg You to look at my son, because he's my only [child].

Luke 9:38 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 9:38

And behold, a man of the company
One that was in the company, and among the multitude, that met him:

cried out;
with great vehemence and earnestness:

saying, Master;
doctor, or "Rabbi":

I beseech thee:
most humbly, for he was now on his knees:

look upon my son:
with pity and compassion, and help him:

for he is mine only child;
wherefore he was dear unto him, and he was greatly concerned for him, and earnestly desirous of his being restored to health; and this he mentions, to move the compassion of Christ.

Luke 9:38 In-Context

36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.
37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.
38 A man in the crowd called out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
39 A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him.
40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not.”