Luke 9:37-62 American Standard Version

Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

37  And it came to pass, on the next day, when they were come down from the mountain, a great multitude met him. 38  And behold, a man from the multitude cried, saying, Teacher, I beseech thee to look upon my son; for he is mine only child: 39  and behold, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth, and it hardly departeth from him, bruising him sorely. 40  And I besought thy disciples to cast it out; and they could not. 41  And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? bring hither thy son. 42  And as he was yet a coming, the demon dashed him down, and tare [him] grievously. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.

43  And they were all astonished at the majesty of God. But while all were marvelling at all the things which he did, he said unto his disciples,

Jesus Again Foretells His Death

44  Let these words sink into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered up into the hands of men. 45  But they understood not this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

Who Is the Greatest?

46  And there arose a reasoning among them, which of them was the greatest. 47  But when Jesus saw the reasoning of their heart, he took a little child, and set him by his side, 48  and said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this little child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same is great.

He That Is Not against Us Is for Us

49  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. 50  But Jesus said unto 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 were well-nigh come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52  and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53  And they did not receive him, because his face was [as though he were] going to Jerusalem. 54  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? 55  But he turned, and rebuked them. 56  And they went to another village.

The Would-be Followers of Jesus

57  And as they went on the way, a certain man said unto him, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58  And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven [have] nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 59  And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 60  But he said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but go thou and publish abroad the kingdom of God. 61  And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord; but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my house. 62  But Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

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