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Luke 9:56

    Luke 9:56 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they went to another village.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they went to another small town.

    Webster's Revision

    And they went to another village.

    World English Bible

    For the Son of Man didn't come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." They went to another village.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they went to another village.

    Definitions for Luke 9:56

    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 9:56

    And they went to another village - Which probably did entertain them; being, perhaps, without the Samaritan borders.

    The words, Ye know not of what spirit ye are; for the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them, are wanting in ABCEGHLS-V, and in many others. Griesbach leaves the latter clause out of the text. It is probable that the most ancient MSS. read the passage thus: But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not of what spirit ye are. And they went to another village. See the authorities in Griesbach.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 9:56

    For the Son of man ... - You should imitate, in your spirit, the Son of man. "He" came not to destroy. If he had come for that purpose, he would have destroyed these Samaritans; but he came to save. He is not soon angry. "He" bears patiently opposition to himself, and "you" should bear opposition to "him." You should catch his spirit; temper your zeal like his; seek to do good to those who injure you and him; be mild, kind, patient, and forgiving.