51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.
51 When it came close to the time for his Ascension, he gathered up his courage and steeled himself for the journey to Jerusalem.
51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,
51 As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 9:51
Commentary on Luke 9:51-56
(Read Luke 9:51-56)
The disciples did not consider that the conduct of the Samaritans was rather the effect of national prejudices and bigotry, than of enmity to the word and worship of God; and through they refused to receive Christ and his disciples, they did not ill use or injure them, so that the case was widely different from that of Ahaziah and Elijah. Nor were they aware that the gospel dispensation was to be marked by miracles of mercy. But above all, they were ignorant of the prevailing motives of their own hearts, which were pride and carnal ambition. Of this our Lord warned them. It is easy for us to say, Come, see our zeal for the Lord! and to think we are very faithful in his cause, when we are seeking our own objects, and even doing harm instead of good to others.