Luke 9:37-62 Darby’s Translation

Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

37  And it came to pass on the following day, when they came down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. 38  And lo, a man from the crowd cried out saying, Teacher, I beseech thee look upon my son, for he is mine only child: 39  and behold, a spirit takes him, and suddenly he cries out, and it tears him with foaming, and with difficulty departs from him after crushing him. 40  And I besought thy disciples that they might cast him out, and they could not. 41  And Jesus answering said, O unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring hither thy son. 42  But as he was yet coming, the demon tore him and dragged him all together. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child and gave him back to his father.

43  And all were astonished at the glorious greatness of God. And as all wondered at all the things which [Jesus] did, he said to his disciples,

Jesus Again Foretells His Death

44  Do ye let these words sink into your ears. For the Son of man is about to be delivered into men's hands. 45  But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them that they should not perceive it. And they feared to ask him concerning this saying.

Who Is the Greatest?

46  And a reasoning came in amongst them, who should be [the] greatest of them. 47  And Jesus, seeing the reasoning of their heart, having taken a little child set it by him, 48  and said to them, Whosoever shall receive this little child in my name receives me, and whosoever shall receive me receives him that sent me. For he who is the least among you all, he is great.

He That Is Not against Us Is for Us

49  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. 50  And Jesus said to him, Forbid [him] not, for he that is not against you is for you.

Jesus Rebukes James and John

51  And it came to pass when the days of his receiving up were fulfilled, that he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52  And he sent messengers before his face. And having gone they entered into a village of the Samaritans that they might make ready for him. 53  And they did not receive him, because his face was [turned as] going to Jerusalem. 54  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? 55  But turning he rebuked them [and said, Ye know not of what spirit ye are]. 56  And they went to another village.

The Would-be Followers of Jesus

57  And it came to pass as they went in the way, one said to him, I will follow thee wheresoever thou goest, Lord. 58  And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes and the birds of the heaven roosting-places, but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head. 59  And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me to go first and bury my father. 60  But Jesus said to him, Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, but do thou go and announce the kingdom of God. 61  And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord, but first allow me to bid adieu to those at my house. 62  But Jesus said to him, No one having laid his hand on [the] plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.

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