Luke 9:51-56

Samaritan Opposition

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[a] ?”
55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them.
56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.

Luke 9:51 in Other Translations

KJV
51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
ESV
51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.
NLT
51 As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
MSG
51 When it came close to the time for his Ascension, he gathered up his courage and steeled himself for the journey to Jerusalem.
CSB
51 When the days were coming to a close for Him to be taken up, He determined to journey to Jerusalem.

Luke 9:51-56 In-Context

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.
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 ?”
55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them.
56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.
57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Mark 16:19
  • 2. Luke 13:22; Luke 17:11; Luke 18:31; Luke 19:28
  • 3. S Matthew 10:5
  • 4. S Matthew 4:21
  • 5. 2 Kings 1:10,12

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts "them, just as Elijah did"
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