Luke 9:38

38 A man in the crowd called out to him, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, 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 voice finished, Jesus was there alone. They didn’t tell anyone at that time what they had seen.
37 The next day, after they had come down the mountain, a large crowd met Jesus.
38 A man in the crowd called out to him, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, my only child.
39 An evil spirit keeps seizing him, making him scream. It throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It batters him and hardly ever leaves him alone.
40 I begged your disciples to cast out the spirit, but they couldn’t do it.”