Luke 9:53

“And they did not receiue him, because his face was as though he would goe to Hierusalem.”

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Other Translations

And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
- King James Version

But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they did not receive him, because his face was `as though he were' going to Jerusalem.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But they would not have him there, because he was clearly going to Jerusalem.
- Basic English Bible

And they did not receive him, because his face was [turned as] going to Jerusalem.
- Darby Bible

And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
- Webster's Bible

But the people there would not receive Him, because He was evidently going to Jerusalem.
- Weymouth Bible

They didn't receive him, because he was traveling with his face set towards Jerusalem.
- World English Bible

And thei resseyueden not hym, for the face `was of hym goynge in to Jerusalem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they did not receive him, because his face was going on to Jerusalem.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 9:53


9:53 His face was as though he would go to Jerusalem - It plainly appeared, he was going to worship at the temple, and thereby, in effect, to condemn the Samaritan worship at Mount Gerizim.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 9:53


Lu 9:53 They did not receive him. Because he was evidently journeying to Jerusalem. This stirred up their bigotry. They thus not only refused Jesus as a prophet, but violated the sacred duties of hospitality. The refusal to receive a religious teacher was considered rejection of his claims.

Discussion for Luke 9

  • Obbie Beal
    "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"... again, we learn Jesus stayed focused on His 1 mission SALVATION.
  • Teri
    don't get too accustomed to this world. Jesus was just passing through and so are we! We get entangled with the "cares" of this life. we like to be comfortable, and there's nothing wrong with that, except you have to keep your eyes on the one that matters-Jesus and eternal life with Him.
  • Wild B He
    To be a disciple of his, hands on the plough, is to be in a battle against the forces of evil on earth. We are in a time of testing. The Truth is being obfuscated. The rule if law is ignored as the Antichrist, who blows his own horn that he is the best, has deceived even the very foremost Christians of our day, 5/9/19. They boost his credibility not knowing the severity of God, who sees all!
  • Ivy Johnson
    Our Lord on the Mount-of-Transfiguration: God His Father said: This is My Beloved Son: Hear Ye Him! Mary at the Wedding in Cana: Whatever He sayeth: do it! Why are we claiming to be Followers of Jesus: but disobedient to His Commands: Jesus sayeth: To obey is Better than Sacrifice: I am preaching to the choir: We are upset with our children when they disobey our commands: obedience to God matters
  • Obbie Beal
    through the eyes of Jesus we learn Jesus has not loss sight of HIS # 1 mission (redeem man from sin... 23-27); but through the eyes of the 12 disciples
  • BSP
    Verse 25~Even if a person becomes very successful and wealthy in this world, what good would it be if that person loses their life?

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