Luke 9:53

“And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they did not receiue him, because his face was as though he would goe to Hierusalem.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.

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