Luke 9:52

52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;

Luke 9:52 in Other Translations

KJV
52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
ESV
52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him.
NLT
52 He sent messengers ahead to a Samaritan village to prepare for his arrival.
MSG
52 He sent messengers on ahead. They came to a Samaritan village to make arrangements for his hospitality.
CSB
52 He sent messengers ahead of Him, and on the way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make preparations for Him.

Luke 9:52 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 9:52

And sent messengers before his face
Who very likely were his two disciples, James and John, since they so highly resented the ill treatment their master met with from the Samaritans:

and they went;
before him:

and entered into a village of the Samaritans;
or "city", as the Vulgate Latin, Persic, and Ethiopic versions read, and so one of Stephens's copies; which lay in the way from Galilee to Judea, where the disciples had been forbid to enter, that is, in order to preach, ( Matthew 10:5 )

To make ready for him;
to prepare a lodging, and proper food for him and his disciples, as they passed on in their journey, for his intention was not to make any stay there.

Luke 9:52 In-Context

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.
52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;
53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them ?”

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