Luke 9:54

“And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when his disciples, Iames and Iohn sawe this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that wee command fire to come downe from heauen, and consume them, euen as Elias did?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When His disciples James and John saw {this,} they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when his disciples James and John saw `this', they said, Lord, wilt thou that we bid fire to come down from heaven, and consume them?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when his disciples, James and John, saw this, they said, Lord, may we send fire from heaven and put an end to them?
- Basic English Bible

And his disciples James and John seeing [it] said, Lord, wilt thou that we speak [that] fire come down from heaven and consume them, as also Elias did?
- Darby Bible

And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elijah did?
- Webster's Bible

When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Master, do you wish us to order fire to come down from Heaven and consume them?"
- Weymouth Bible

When his disciples, James and John, saw this, they said, "Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from the sky, and destroy them, just as Elijah did?"
- World English Bible

And whanne James and Joon, hise disciplis, seyn, thei seiden, Lord, wolt thou that we seien, that fier come doun fro heuene, and waste hem?
- Wycliffe Bible

And his disciples James and John having seen, said, `Sir, wilt thou [that] we may command fire to come down from the heaven, and to consume them, as also Elijah did?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 9:54


9:54 As Elisha did - At or near this very place, which might put it into the minds of the apostles to make the motion now, rather than at any other time or place, where Christ had received the like affront.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 9:54


Lu 9:54 Wilt thou that we command fire? These gentle apostles were filled with wrath at the insult to the Master. Their zeal for the Lord led them into a sanguinary feeling that was sinful. Thus, often, religious zeal has led men to sinful acts and a persecuting spirit. As Elijah did? See 2Ki 1:9-12.

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