Luke 9:49

49 “Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.”

Luke 9:49 in Other Translations

KJV
49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
ESV
49 John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us."
NLT
49 John said to Jesus, “Master, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he isn’t in our group.”
MSG
49 John spoke up, "Master, we saw a man using your name to expel demons and we stopped him because he wasn't of our group."
CSB
49 John responded, "Master, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he does not follow us."

Luke 9:49 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 9:49

And John answered and said, Master
The Syriac and Persic versions read, "our Master":

we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and we forbad him;
(See Gill on Mark 9:38)

Because he followeth not with us;
the Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions read, "because he followeth not thee with us"; did not join in company with them, and follow Christ along with them, and as they did.

Luke 9:49 In-Context

47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
48 Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.”
49 “Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.”
50 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”
51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.

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