Luke 10:19

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I giue vnto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and ouer all the power of the enemie: and nothing shall by any meanes hurt you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I have given you power to put your feet on snakes and evil beasts, and over all the strength of him who is against you: and nothing will do you damage.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I give you the power of treading upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall in anywise injure you.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
- Webster's Bible

I have given you power to tread serpents and scorpions underfoot, and to trample on all the power of the Enemy; and in no case shall anything do you harm.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you.
- World English Bible

And lo! Y haue youun to you power to trede on serpentis, and on scorpyouns, and on al the vertu of the enemy, and nothing schal anoye you.
- Wycliffe Bible

lo, I give to you the authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and on all the power of the enemy, and nothing by any means shall hurt you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 10:19


10:19 I give you power - That is, I continue it to you: and nothing shall hurt you - Neither the power, nor the subtilty of Satan.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 10:19


Lu 10:19 To tread on serpents and scorpions. Evidently an allusion to the promise that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent's head (Ge 3:15). It is a promise of victory over the power of sin, of victory "over all the power of the enemy". The connection shows that it is symbolical.

Discussion for Luke 10

  • Sheryl
    God is Awesome and he will not put more on us that we can bare. He just want us to be faithful and love everyone.
  • Obed Chikonge for verse 42
    Too much of somethings without right decision,right direction,and right principle means making one right choice.Mary made the right decision to find herself at Jesus' feet and right principle to listen to Jesus as her only source of God's word.
  • Gabno rental world services for verse 19
    The power of God is God himself
  • Kaye
    God have a plan with a purpose
  • Tonguino Alexis
    The summary of Luke 10 ,is making heaven.
  • Tonguino Alexis for verse 42
    "There is only one thing needed"...This was Jesus' response to Martha.That one thing needed is saving one's soul,in other words Salvation.Also,continually feeding the soul with its desired food,which is the word...The word of God. Now,why didn't Mary join Martha for the preparations? It's clear in verse 39,which says "Her sister,Mary,sat at the Lord's feet,listening to what He taught.This tells us that,Mary was more concerned about saving her soul and knowing the word of God,rather than running after worldly pleasures to satisfy the flesh,which stands for the preparations the bible talks about.Beloved,I encourage you to embrace the freely given salvation the Lord has brought to us.

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