Luke 8:3

“And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ioanna the wife of Chuza, Herods steward, and Susanna, and many others which ministred vnto him of their substance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and Joanna the wife of Chuzas Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered unto them of their substance.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's chief house-servant, and Susanna and a number of others, who gave him of their wealth for his needs.
- Basic English Bible

and Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to him of their substance.
- Darby Bible

And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to him of their substance.
- Webster's Bible

and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many other women, all of whom contributed to the support of Jesus and His Apostles.
- Weymouth Bible

and Joanna, the wife of Chuzas, Herod's steward; Susanna; and many others; who served them from their possessions.
- World English Bible

and Joone, the wijf of Chuse, the procuratoure of Eroude, and Susanne, and many othir, that mynystriden to hym of her ritchesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Joanna wife of Chuza, steward of Herod, and Susanna, and many others, who were ministering to him from their substance.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 8:3


Lu 8:3 Joanna the wife of Chuza. Nothing more is known of her. As her husband held a very responsible position, she must have been a woman of wealth and influence. Herod. Herod Antipas. See PNT "Mt 2:1". Susanna. Not named elsewhere. Ministered unto him. Contributed to his support. They used their means to support Jesus and the apostles while preaching.

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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