Luke 9b

A boy is healed 37
Jesus again predicts His death 43
Who is the Greatest? 46
Jesus forbids sectarianism 49
A Samaritan village rejects the Savior 51
The cost of discipleship 57

Section titles above and on the Luke 9a page are from the NKJV.
The boy with an evil spirit. Also beginning Matt. 17:14; Mark 9:14.
.37 ¶ And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.
.38  And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
 39  And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.
 40  And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
 41  And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
 42  And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
  37 - Next day After the transfiguration. Only Luke provides this time relationship.
  38 - Only From monogenes. See lu0712, lu0842; jn0114.
  39 - Teareth Or "convulses." See mr0126.
Journey through Galilee. Luke 9:43b-45; Matt. 17:22,23; Mark 9:30-32.
.43 ¶ And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
 44  Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
.45  But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.
  44 - Sink down ... An interesting idiom which is easy to understand.
  45 - Hid from them We look at passages like this which predict the death of Jesus. Perhaps the Lord knew that they needed the experience of profound despair when He was actually crucified. Their understanding was suppressed.
True greatness. Luke 9:46-50; Matthew 18:1-35; Mark 9:33-50.
.46  Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
 47  And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
.48  And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
  46 - Which ... greatest Evidence that the disciples didn't understand that Jesus would not be taking over the Roman Empire. The sayings of v44 would be retrieved after the death of Christ.
.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.
 50  And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
  50 - Forbid him not The final world religion will be a false one re1308. There will be no liberty of conscience. Jesus here clarifies that this is wrong. This does not mean that He approves any religion or anyone who says they are Christian.
Ministry begun in Perea. Luke 9:51-56; Matt. 19:1, 2; Mark 10:1.
.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,
 52  And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
 53  And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
.54  And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
 55  But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
 56  For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
  54 - Command fire They were thinking of the experience of Elijah when king Ahazariah had inquired of the God of Ekron 2ki0109. Unkind treatment tends to make us angry but a harsh attitude is not excusable.
  55 - Manner of spirit ye are Working in Jesus' name is not an exclusive privilege.
  56 - Another village Apparently another Samaritan one.
Tests of discipleship. Luke 9:57-62; Similar thoughts at Matt. 8:19-22; 16:24, 25; Luke 14:25-33.
.57 ¶ And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
.58  And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
 59  And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
 60  Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
 61  And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
 62  And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
  57 - I will follow A similar episode happened earlier in Jesus' ministry. See comments for mt0819ff.

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