Luke 8:1

“And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe afterward, þt he went throughout euery citie and village preaching, and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdome of God: and the twelue were with him,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Soon afterwards, He {began} going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass soon afterwards, that he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good tidings of the kingdom of God, and with him the twelve,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it came about, after a short time, that he went through town and country giving the good news of the kingdom of God, and with him were the twelve,
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass afterwards that *he* went through [the country] city by city, and village by village, preaching and announcing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God; and the twelve [were] with him,
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
- Webster's Bible

Shortly after this He visited town after town, and village after village, proclaiming His Message and telling the Good News of the Kingdom of God. The Twelve were with Him,
- Weymouth Bible

It happened soon afterwards, that he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the Kingdom of God. With him were the twelve,
- World English Bible

And it was don aftirward, and Jhesus made iourney bi citees and castels, prechynge and euangelisynge the rewme of God, and twelue with hym;
- Wycliffe Bible

And it came to pass thereafter, that he was going through every city and village, preaching and proclaiming good news of the reign of God, and the twelve [are] with him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 8:1


Lu 8:1 Speaking in Parables SUMMARY OF LUKE 8: Women Ministering to Christ. The Parable of the Sower. The Parable of a Candle Under a Bed. His Mother and Brethren. The Storm on the Sea. In the Country of the Gadarenes. The Devils and the Swine. The Daughter of Jairus Raised. The Woman with the Bloody Issue Healed. He went throughout every city and village. A thorough missionary tour of Galilee.

Discussion for Luke 8

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We learned in verse 1 that Jesus "went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God". So, He did not miss out any city or village to avoid the excuse that they did not have the opportunity to hear the Word, see the miracles and see the Saviour in action. Today, we also have no excuse as the Word is now preached throughout the world.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 8:11 NOW THE PARABLE IS THIS THE SEED IS THE WORD OF GOD 8:12 THOSE BY THE WAYSIDE ARE THEY THAT HEAR THEN COMETH THE devil AND TAKETH AWAY THE WORD OUT THEIR HEARTS LEST THEY SHOULD BELIEVE AND BE SAVED 8:13 THEY ON THE ROCK ARE THEY WHICH WHEN THEY HEAR RECEIVE THE WORD WITH JOY AND THESE HAVE NO ROOT WHICH FOR A WHILE BELIEVE AND IN TIME OF TEMPTATION FALL AWAY
  • A disciple
    This chapter seems to have a special devotion to how the Lord cares for women and girls. It opens with mentioning how "many" "ministered unto Him of their substance;" and then finishes with showing how that Jesus knows who is touching Him in Faith; and about WHO is all the joy and meaning in their parents' life, and that the Lord is not willing to take her away from them. We learn a lot by these!
  • A disciple
    "And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities . . which ministered unto him of their substance." There are many references to women in the early Church; and what they did, and how important they were. There were no women called to be Apostles; and it was understood as God's commandment, that they not teach, nor dominate over men. But they helped in many ways with honor!
  • Brianna
    Vs. 17 was recently applied to domestic violence, or marriage tyranny. These seem to be very private issues, and many times people try to hide these problems. However,t his brings comfort that Jehovah God is aware of all things, and will bring justice upon those who are evil to their marriage mates.
  • Irene123
    To Lou Charles - another way to view Jesus saying, :Tell no one" is - he knew they would - and His desire was for His people to be witnesses; reverse phsycology.

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