Luke 9:41

41 “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”

Luke 9:41 in Other Translations

KJV
41 And Jesus answering said,O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
ESV
41 Jesus answered, "O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
NLT
41 Jesus said, “You faithless and corrupt people! How long must I be with you and put up with you?” Then he said to the man, “Bring your son here.”
MSG
41 Jesus said, "What a generation! No sense of God! No focus to your lives! How many times do I have to go over these things? How much longer do I have to put up with this? Bring your son here."
CSB
41 Jesus replied, "You unbelieving and rebellious generation! How long will I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here."

Luke 9:41 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 9:41

And Jesus answering, said
To the father of the child, and those that were with him; and with a particular view to the Scribes and Pharisees, who had been insulting the disciples, and triumphing over them, because of their inability to cast out the evil spirit: for the words are not spoken to the disciples, as they might seem at first view to be, and as the Persic version renders them, "and Jesus turned his face to the disciples, and said"; but to the unbelieving Jews,

O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you,
and suffer you? bring thy son hither;
(See Gill on Matthew 17:17).

Luke 9:41 In-Context

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.”
41 “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”
42 Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the impure spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
43 And they were all amazed at the greatness of God. While everyone was marveling at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 32:5