Luke 9:49

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iohn answered, and said, Master, we saw one casting out deuils in thy Name, and we forbade him, because he followeth not with vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

John answered and said, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow along with us."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And John, answering, said, Master, we saw a man driving out evil spirits in your name, and we did not let him do it, because he was not one of us.
- Basic English Bible

And John answering said, Master, we saw some one casting out demons in thy name, and we forbad him, because he follows not with us.
- Darby Bible

And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
- Webster's Bible

Rabbi, replied John, "we have seen a man making use of your name to expel demons; and we forbad him, because he does not come with us."
- Weymouth Bible

John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow with us."
- World English Bible

And Joon answeride and seide, Comaundoure, we sayn a man castynge out feendis in thi name, and we han forbedun hym, for he sueth not thee with vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

And John answering said, `Master, we saw a certain one in thy name casting forth the demons, and we forbade him, because he doth not follow with us;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 9:49


9:49 #Mr 9:38|.


Discussion for Luke 9:49

  • A D Prabhaker Rao for verse 49
    Luke 9:49.This episode is written by luke,perhaps because he might have heard from some people speaking about a man not essentially a close follower of neither jesus nor his diciples but he was able to does miracles on the name of Jesus. John did not mention either his name nor where did he see that man.The essence of mention of this verse is simply to tell to the whole world,one need not be a close diciple of Jesus but even one complete believes in Jesus and trusts him,any body can make miracles and preach the word of truth.luke simply wanted to make it clear to the Jews that,christ no necessarly belongs to Jews alone but to the entire man kind. but any how,bible pandits,Theologians,Interpreters,scholars are not very clear about thia verse and always tries to evade the explanation of this verse.Like wise there are many more episodes are there in bible which are kept under dark and not explained properly.Bible need to be recasted entirely with a logical,rational outlook. The concept of this verse is the as per in Jesus words " The one who believe with out seeing,is better than the one who believe on seeing".In other words " believe blidly" thats what it amounts to.

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