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Luke 9:52

    Luke 9:52 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he sent men before: and they came to a small town of Samaria to make ready for him.

    Webster's Revision

    and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

    World English Bible

    and sent messengers before his face. They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to prepare for him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 9:52

    Sent messengers - Αγγελους, angels, literally; but this proves that the word angel signifies a messenger of any kind, whether Divine or human. The messengers in this case were probably James and John.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 9:52

    Sent messengers - In the original the word is "angels;" and the use of that word here shows that the word "angel" in the Bible does not always mean heavenly beings.

    To make ready - To prepare a place, lodgings, refreshments. He had no reason to expect that he would experience any kind treatment from the Samaritans if he came suddenly among them, and if they saw that he was going to Jerusalem. He therefore made provision beforehand, and thus has shown us that it is not "improper' to look out beforehand for the supply of our wants, and to guard against want and poverty.

    Samaritans - See the notes at Matthew 10:5. They had no dealings with the Jews, John 4:9.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 9:52

    9:52 He sent messengers to make ready - A lodging and needful entertainment for him and those with him.