Luke 9:38

38 A man called from out of the crowd, "Please, please, Teacher, take a look at my son. 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 sound of the voice died away, they saw Jesus there alone. They were speechless. And they continued speechless, said not one thing to anyone during those days of what they had seen.
37 When they came down off the mountain the next day, a big crowd was there to meet them.
38 A man called from out of the crowd, "Please, please, Teacher, take a look at my son. He's my only child.
39 Often a spirit seizes him. Suddenly he's screaming, thrown into convulsions, his mouth foaming. And then it beats him black and blue before it leaves.
40 I asked your disciples to deliver him but they couldn't."