Synoptic Gospels keyed to Henry Burton Sharman, Records of the Life of Jesus (§§74-81)

§ 56 (Mat 10:1-16 | Mar 6:7-11 | Luk 9:1-5 )     index     qtext     (parallels: Luk 9:1     Luk 9:2-3     Luk 9:4-5)

§ S58 (Mat 14:1-12 | Mar 6:14-29 | Luk 9:7-9, 3:18-20 § S17R)     parallels

§ S60 (Mat 14:13-21 | Mar 6:33-44 | Luk 9:12-17 | John 6:2-14)     index     qtext     parallels

§71 (Mat 16:13-20 | Mar 8:27-30 | Luk 9:18-21)     index      parallels

§72-73A (Mat 16:21-24 | Mar 8:31-34 | Lk 9:22-23)     index     qtext    parallels

§73B-D (Mat 16:25-28 | Mar 8:35-9:1 | Lk 9:24-27)     index     qtext    parallels

§74 (Mat 17:1-13 | Mar 9:2-13 | Luk 9:28-36)     index     qtext     parallels

§75-76 (Mat 17:14-23 | Mar 9:14-32 | Luk 9:37-45)     index     qtext     parallels

§78A-O (Mat 18:1-9 | Mar 9:33-50 | Luk 9:46-50)     index     parallels

§79-80 (Luk 9:51-56)     index     qtext     parallels

§81 (Luk 9:57-62)     index      qtext     parallels

§ 56 (Mat 10:1-16 | Mar 6:7-11 | Luk 9:1-5)

Luk 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples [BT: the twelve] together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure [G: to heal; BT: that they might heal] diseases.

[Luk 9:1 cf Luk 10:1]

Luk 9:2 And he sent them [G: +forth] to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal [GT: cure] the sick.

Luk 9:3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey [T: to succor you by the way], neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money [G: silver]; neither have two coats apiece [BT: omit].      qtext

Luk 9:4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.      qtext

Luk 9:5 And whosoever [G: how mnay soever] will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.      qtext


(Mat 10:1 | Mar 6:7 | Luk 9:1) GF5:175; GF6: 180; GF7: 170 [181]; GF8: 75 [315]; RBA 287; RBAF 231 [cf Luk 10:1]

(Mat 10:9f | Mar 6:8f | Luk 9:3) GF3: 146f, 579; JN1: 525; JN2: 260; JWJM 59 [cf Luk 10:4]

(Mat 10:11 | Mar 6:10 | Luk 9:4) GFJN 207; WPR 291; WPT 63 [cf Luk 10:7]

(Mat 10:14 | Mar 6:11a | Luk 9:5) GFJN 232; GF5: 173, 212; GF6: 345; MFS 104, MFU 11; RBA 283; RBAF 226


(Luk 9:1 | Mat 10:1 | Mar 3:7 )

GF5:175, GF8:75: [Mat 10:1 | Luk 9:1, see under Mar 3:14f]

GF7:170 (1659): Live in the unchangeable power of God, which will keep you in righteousness, and truth, and love, and unity, and dominion over all the unclean spirits [Mat 10:1], and rough ways, and mountains [Isa 40:4] within and without: that the power of the Lord God may be supreme amongst you, and that ye may in the wisdom of the Lord be preserved.

(Luk 9:3 | Mat 10:9f | Mar 6:8f )

JN2:260 (1655): But if you say this [forgoing tithes] will soon bring the ministers to be poor, I say you know not God nor his care for his...; against that despiteful mind do I bear witness, who was sent out with out bag, scrip, or money [Mat 10:9f], into the most brutish parts of the nation, where none know me, yet want I nothing [Luk 22:35]. In prisons, in wanderings, in beatings, in stonings, in mocking, my joy I would not change for all the parsonages in the world, nor shall any hireling partake of it.

JWJM 59 (17–): As the disciples were sent forth without any provision for their journey and our Lord said the workman is worthy of his meat [Mat 10:9f], their labour in the gospel was considered as a reward for their entertainment, and therefore not received as a gift; yet in regard to my present journey I could not see my way clear in that respect.

(Luk 9:4, 10:7 | Mat 10:11 | Mar 6:10)

WPR 291 (WPT 63, 1674): When our dear Lord Jesus Christ ... first sent forth his disciples, to proclaim the happy approach of the Kingdom [Mat 10:7], ... it pleased him to make this one of his instructions: "Into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy" [Mat 10:11]; foreseeing the ill use unworthy persons would make of that message, and with what unweariedness the implacable Pharisee and subtle scribe would endeavour to pervert the right way of the Lord, and thereby prejudice the simple against the reception of that excellent testimony.

(Luk 9:5 | Mat 10:14 | Mar 6:11a)

GF6:345 (1686): [Christ] did not say they should imprison, and spoil the goods, and destroy such as would not receive their gospel, nor believe it; but they should "shake the dust off their feet [Mat 10:14 ||] ;" which should be a sufficient witness against them.

MFU 11, MFS 104 (first letter to Fox, 1652): My own dear heart, though thou hast shaked the dust of your foot at him who would not receive thee, nor is not worthy of thee–which shall be a testimony against him for ever [Mar 6:11 | Luk 9:5]–yet thou knowest that we have received thee into our hearts, & shall live with thee eternally.


§58 (Mat 14:1-12 | Mar 6:14-29 | Luk 9:7-9)

Luk 9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed [G: he doubted; BT: doubted], because that it was said of some, that John was risen [GBT: +again] from the dead [BT: death];

Luk 9:8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others [GB: some], that one of the old prophets was risen again.

Luk 9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.

§ S60 (Mat 14:13-21 | Mar 6:33-44 | Luk 9:12-17 | Joh 6:2-14)

Luk 9:12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve [G: the twelve came], and said unto him, Send the multitude [GBT: people] away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals [GBT: meat]: for we are here in a desert place [BT: place of wilderness].     qtext

Luk 9:13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.

Luk 9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

Luk 9:15 And they did so, and made them all [G: caused all to] sit down.

Luk 9:16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking [GBT: looked] up to heaven, he [GBT: and] blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude [GBT: people].

Luk 9:17 And they did eat [GB: did all eat; T: ate], and were all filled [GB: satisfied; T: all satisfied]: and there was taken up of fragments [GBT: omit] that remained to them twelve baskets [GBT: +full of broken meat].


(Mat 14:14-21 | Mar 35-44 | Luk 9:12-17) GF6: 189f, 477; WTG 259 (EH); JWJM 251; DFR 35 [cf Luk 9:12-17]

(Mat 14:21 | Mar 6:44 | Luk 9:14) JN1: 123


(Luk 9:12-17 | Mat 14:14-21 | Mar 35-44)

WTG 259 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1751): a desire sprang in my heart the Lord would be pleased to feed the multitude although I were not found worthy to be the instrument to hand forth the morsel he might bless [Mat 14:14-21].

DFR 35 (17–): when my stock of wood was exhausted ...I strove to be quiet, and to have my dependence placed on Him who fed a great multitude with a few loaves and little fishes [Mat 14:14-21]; and just as I began to suffer, another twenty shilling bill was privately presented to me by an unknown hand

JWJM 251 (17–): For if possessing great treasures had been a sufficient reason to make a fine show in the world, then Christ our Lord, who had an unfailing storehouse, and in a way surpassing the common operations in nature supplied thousands of people with food [Mat 14:14-21], would not have lived in so much plainness.


§71 (Mat 16:13-20 | Mar 8:27-30 | Luk 9:18-21)

Luk 9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?

Luk 9:19 They answering said, John the [GBT: omit] Baptist; but some [G: and others] say, Elias; and others [GBT: some] say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.

Luk 9:20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering [GBT: answered, and] said, [BT: +Thou art] The Christ of God.

Luk 9:21 And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;


(Mat 16:13-20 | Mar 8:27-30 | Luk 9:18-21) GF6: 367


§ 72-73A (Mat 16:21-24 | Mar 8:31-34 | Lk 9:22-23)

Luk 9:22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected [GBT: reproved] of the elders and chief [GBT: high] priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised [GBT: rise again] the third day.      qtext

Luk 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.     qtext


(Mat 16:21-24 Mar 8:31-34 | Luk 9:22f) IP1:349

(Mat 16:21 | Mar 8:31 | Luk 9:22) GF2: 310; JN1: 115

(Mat 16:24 | Mar 8:34 | cf Luk 9:23) GF3: 13 (EB), 365; GF5: 30; GF7: 66 [51], 193 [200]; GF8: 53 [302]; DGA 83; JN1: 492, 511; JN2: 5 , 91, 213, 302; WDS 86 (FE), 288; IPL 9; IP1: 272, 319; IP2: 328, 456; IP3: 17, 184, 314, 367; IP4: 103, 239, 259; RBA 309, 471; RBAF 429; EQ 111 (JN), 175; 345 (BC); HPS 268, 275; 370 (EB); WPR 141, 297, 476; WPT 71, 278

(Luk 9:23) GFJN 18; GF3: 24 (EB); GF7: 26 [19]; GF8: 39 [291]; JN1: 4, 43, 125; JN2: 230; WDS 108, 112, 142, 164, 201, 256, 293, 306, 308, 323; IP1: 83f, 242, 340, 350; IP2: 75, 195, 448; IP3: 316, 413, 506; IP4: 225; IPL 41; HPS 196, 261; 346 (EB), 482, 487, 517, 521; EQ 157; 238 (IP), 548; WPR 32, 56, 73, 158, 163, 310, 513, 605; WPT 29, 100, 166; DFR 12, 25, 33, 90, 92; JSS 29, 44, 58; JWJM 41; SIW 133 [cf Mat 10:38, 16:24; Mar 9:34]


(Luk 9:22f | Mat 16:21-24 | Mar 8:31-34)

IP1:348f (to the Puritans in New England, 1660): Consider whether ye did not flee the cross, in transplanting to New England.... That spirit which would save itself from the cross, is the same with that which would persecute that which will not save itself. Mark how sharply Christ speaks to Peter upon this account, when he would have tempted him to avoid the cross: [quotes Mat 16:23]. The seed offers up all to God in his service, will suffer anything for his name's sake [Acts 9:16], even the loss of liberty, goods, yea, life itself, for the testimony to the least truth. Now that which says to the seed, when sufferings come for the testimony of truth, "Avoid it, save thyself [Mat 27:40]; let not this be unto thee," or the like, that is Satan; and if Satan be not cast behind, but that counsel hearkened unto which leadeth from the cross, Satain is followed.

(Luk 9:23) [specific to phrases with "daily cross"; cf under Mat 16:24]

[Other texts citing Luke 9:23: JN2:230 (under Luk 2:34, Heb 13:13), IP1:241f (Mat 11:25), IP2:75 (Heb 10:19f), IP2:448 (1 Jn 4:17), WPR 72f (Heb 11:36-40)]

IP1:84f (1658): Know and take up thy cross, ...the daily cross of Christ [Luk 9:23]. The cross of Christ is that which crosseth the natural; and this is the power of God [1 Cor 1:18] to deliver from the natural. How is the earthly understanding, the earthly will, the earthly affections, the elementary nature ... be crucified and slain, but by the cross of Christ? [Gal 6:14] (more)

WDS 306 (1680): My dear Friends, mind your calling, under which you are called, to wait in the light, to retain God in your knowledge, to feel the work of regeneration perfected in you; that you may truly learn to take up the cross daily [Luk 9:23], and to feel the heavenly power manifest itself in the light, to raise you up in the life that makes self of no reputation [Phil 2:7], and drieth up the tongue of the Egyptian sea [Isa 11:15], and bringeth all flesh to true silence in you before the Lord [Zech 2:13].

JSS 58 (179-): And is it not on the very ground of this necessity of a real self-denial, and death to sin, that Christ insists upon it, that whoever will be his disciple, must first deny himself, take up his daily (mark daily) cross, and follow him [Luk 9:23]? Follow him! -- Why what is that? Why it is to take his holy spirit for our leader and guide into all truth [John 16:13]; to take him for our pattern [1 Tim 1:16] and example [1 Pet 2:21]; and to follow him, wheresoever he leadeth us, in the way of regeneration, self-denial, the loss of our own life, and death unto all sin!

DFR 12 (17-): From this time my mind, after such great favor, was humbled and made subject to the cross of Christ, and heartily willing to take it up, daily [Luk 9:23], and follow him, my kind leader, in the narrow way [Mat 7:14] of self-denial.


§ 73B-D (Mat 16:25-28 | Mar 8:35-9:1 | Lk 9:24-27)

Luk 9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will [GBT: shall] lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.      qtext

Luk 9:25 For what is a man advantaged [GBT: advantageth it a man], if he (T: to] gain [GBT: win] the whole world, and [T: if he] lose [G: destroy] himself, or be cast away [G: lose himself; BT: run in danger (T: damage) of himself]?      qtext

Luk 9:26 For whosoever shall be [T: is] ashamed of me and of my words [T: sayings], of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come [BT: cometh] in his own glory [B: majesty], and in his Father's [GBT: the glory (B: majesty) of his Father], and of the holy angels.      qtext

Luk 9:27 But I tell you of a truth [GT: surety], there be some standing [T: of them that stand] here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.      qtext


(Mat 16:25-28 | Mar 8:35-9:1 | Luk 9:24-27) WPR 74

(Mat 16:25 | Mar 8:35 | Luk 9:24) WDS 261; IP3: 506; EQ 345 (BC); HPS 173; JSS 29, 44 [cf Mat 10:39]

(Mat 16:28 | Mar 9:1 | Luk 9:27) GF6: 283; IP4: 354; HPS 367 (EB); WPR 347, 508

(Mar 8:36 | Mat 16:26a | Luk 9:25) GF3: 501; IP3: 128; HPS 206, 259; WPT 220; DFR 83, 86f

(Mar 8:38 | Luk 9:26) GF2: 262; GF6: 156; GF7: 259 [238]; GF8: 85 [318], 215 [377], 233 [385], 251 [393]; GFEJ 418 [385] [cf Mat 16:27]

[Luk 9:24f see Mat 16:25]

[Luk 9:25 see Mar 8:36]

[(Luk 9:26 see Mar 8:38]

[Luk 9:27 see Mat 16:28]


(Luk 9:24 | Mat 16:25 | Mar 8:35)

WDS 261 (1688): You will never complain of sin until you are burdened with it, till you have a trumpet sounding in your ears, to awaken you, that you may arise from the dead [1 Cor 15:52], that Christ may give you light. There is no other way, dear people: you must bring your deeds to the light of Christ, and abide in the sentence of condemnation [John 3:20f]; if you save your lives, you lose them; if you will lose your lives for Christ's sake, there is no danger [to] your eternal life [Mat 16:25 ||].

(Luk 9:25 | Mar 8:36 | Mat 16:26a)

IP3:128 (1668): [quotes Mar 8:36] So say I in this case: What would it profit you, if ye could make your church stand, and be approved in the sight of the whole world, if the Lord disown and disallow it, and they that are gathered into it perish by it?

HPS 259 (Joan Vokins, 259): Living praises unto the Almighty, he hath made me a partaker of the sure mercies of David [Isa 55:3], ... and kept and preserved me faithful, till several of my relations were convinced, that God's power was with me; and now when my husband, and children, and relations are with me in a good Meeting, and the powerful presence of the Lord is among us, it is a blessed reward for all; for one soul is worth more than all the world, as saith the scripture [Mar 8:36 ||].

DFR 83 (1766): And those who live in the neglect [of duty to educate and nurture their young Negroes], I believe, when they come to be weighed in the balance, will be found wanting. And if that should be the case, what will it profit such an one to have gained abundance? [Mar 8:36 ||]

(Luk 9:26 | Mar 8:38) [cf Mat 16:27, 10:33]

GF8:85f (1675): And keep your testimony, for the sufferings and resurrection of Jesus Christ; for they that suffer with him, shall reign with him [2 Tim 2:12]. But they that shuffle, and flee in the time of persecution, and deny him before men, such he will deny, or be ashamed of, before his heavenly Father [Mat 10:33/ Mat 16:26 | Mar 8:38 | Luke 9:26]. Who deny him, or are ashamed of him, before earthly men, such fear the wrath of men, more than the wrath of God; and such are the stony ground, whose blade is scorched up by the heat of persecution [Mat 13:5f/20f]; but the good seed sown in the good ground, that brings forth thirty, sixty, and a hundred fold [Mat 13:23] in this life.

(Luk 9:27 | Mat 16:28 | Mar 9:1)

WPR 508 [Mat 16:28 | Luk 9:27, see under Luk 5:37f]

§ 74 (Mat 17:1-13 | Mar 9:2-13 | Luk 9:28-36)

Luk 9:28 And it came to pass [T: followed] about an eight days after these sayings, [G: words, that] he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.      qtext

Luk 9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered [GBT changed], and his raiment [GBT: garment] was white and glistering [G: glistered; BT: shone].      qtext

Luk 9:30 And, behold, there talked with him two men [GT: two me n talked with him], which [T: and they] were Moses and Elias:

Luk 9:31 Who appeared in glory [B: in the majesty; T: gloriously], and spake [G: told] of his decease [GBT: departing] which he should accomplish [BT: end] at Jerusalem.

Luk 9:32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake [GB: awoke; T: woke], they saw his glory [B: majesty], and the two men that stood [GB T: standing] with him.

Luk 9:33 And it came to pass [T: chanced], as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here [BT: being here for us]: and let us [G: +therefore] make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing [GBT: and wist not] what he said.

Luk 9:34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed [T: shadowed] them: and they feared as they entered into [G: when they were engtering into; BT: when they were come into (T: under)] the cloud.      qtext

Luk 9:35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved [BT: dear] Son: hear him.      qtext

Luk 9:36 And when [BT: as soon as] the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.


(Mat 17:1-8 | Mar 9:2-8 | Luk 9:28-36) SIW 72

(Mat 17:1-5 | Mar 9:2-7 | Luk 9:28-35) MFS 28

(Mat 17:1-3 | Mar 9:2-4 | Luk 9:28-30) GFJN 496

(Mat 17:1f | Mar 9:2f | Luk 9:28f) GF6: 187, 190

(Mat 17:2f | Mar 9:3f | Luk 9:29f) IP3: 264

(Mat 17:3-5 | Mar 9:4-7 | Luk 9:30-35) DGA 105

(Mat 17:5 | Mar 9:7 | Luk 9:34f) GFJN 35, 109, 182, 236, 423, 665; GF3: 60, 279, 300, 362, 560; GF4: 145, 267, 309; GF5: 114, 141, 313; GF6: 31, 50; GF7: 240 [226]; GFT 56f, 93, 141; DGA 108, 120; IP2: 26; IP3: 265; IP4:  243; HPS 518; WPR 243, 349, 513; WPT 60

[Luk 9:28-35 see Mat 17:1-5]


(Luk 9:28-36 | Mat 17:1-8 | Mar 9:2-8)

SIW 72: The parson, observing that in our ministry, we spoke extempore, told me that he could preach extempore, and we should hear him if we pleased the next Sunday. Accordingly when the day came, we were all seated in the great cabin, and he preached without notes. His subject was the transfiguration of Christ [Mat 17:1-8], which he found a wonder–expatiated upon it as a wonder–and left it a wonder; without entering into the spirituality of the text: indeed I doubt he did not understand it.

(Luk 9:29f | Mat 17:2f | Mar 9:3f)

IP3:264 (1672): [the sure word of prophecy, 2 Pet 1:19] was undoubtedly from God, and that in a very extraordinary manner, even in Christ's presence, when Moses and Elias were with him, and God bestowing upon him honor and glory, transfiguring him before his disciples, causing his face to shine as the sun, and making his raiment white as light [Mat 17:2f ||]. And the intent of it was to give the disciples full evidence and satisfaction (for the voice was not for his sake, but for theirs), or rather that they might have a full ground, after his death and resurrection, to testify for the satisfaction and confirmation of others; for till then they were to keep it secret, v.9.

(Luk 9:34f | Mat 17:5 | Mar 9:7)

GF usually associates with Mat 11:29, e.g.:

GF4:145 (1657): And did not God say when he had raised up the prophet which Moses spoke of, that God would raise up, that the people should hear? doth not God say, this is my beloved son, hear you him in all things [Mat 17:5/Acts 3:22]? and doth not Christ say, learn of me [Mat 11:29], I am the way, the truth, and the life [John 14:6]?

GF5:114 (1675): "And," as God saith, "this is my beloved son, hear ye him [Mat 17:5]"; and as Christ saith, "learn of me [Mat 11:29]"; which is every believer's duty.

IP4: 243 (1671?): And they that will not hear the voice of his Spirit in these latter days (seeing God, in these last days speaketh by his Son [Heb 1:2], and saith to all the true disciples and followers of the Lamb, Hear ye Him [Mat 17:5]), are they not to be cut off from the comforts of his Spirit ... and so to be numbered among the dead and unredeemed?

WPR 349 (1673): ...we are turned unto God's minister, Christ Jesus, who says Learn of me [Mat 11:29]: of whom God said, this is my beloved Son, hear him [Mat 17:15 ||]; & reject the ministry of man.


§75-76 (Mat 17:14-23 | Mar 9:14-32 | Luk 9:37-45)

Luk 9:37 And it came to pass, that [T: chanced] on the next day, when they were come [GBT: as they came] down from the hill [G: mountain], much people met him.

Luk 9:38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon [GBT: behold] my son: for he is mine only child [GBT: all that I have].

Luk 9:39 And, lo [BT: see], a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out ; and it [G: and he; B: and] teareth him that he foameth again, [G: omits] and bruising him hardly [G: hardly; BT: with much pain] departeth from him [GBT: +when he hath bruised (BT: rent) him].

Luk 9:40 And I [G: Now I have] besought thy disciples to cast him out; and [G: but] they could not.

Luk 9:41 And Jesus answering [GBT: answered and] said, O faithless and perverse generation [GT: O generation faithless (T: without faith) and crooked; B: O faithless and crooked nation], how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.

Luk 9:42 And as [G: whiles] he was yet a coming, the devil [BT: fiend] threw him down [GBT: rent him], and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.

Luk 9:43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one [G: all wondered] at all things which Jesus [BT: he] did, he said unto his disciples,

Luk 9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears [G: Mark these words diligently]: for [GB: for it shall (B: will) come to pass that; T: The time will come when] the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.

Luk 9:45 But they understood [BT: wist] not this saying, and [G: that word, for; BT: what that word meant, and], and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not [G: so that they could not perceive it; BT: that they understood it not] : and they feared to ask him of that saying [G: word].

[Luk 9:44f: cf Luk 24:6-8]


(Mat 17:17 | Mar 9:19 | Luk 9:41) IP1: 208

(Mat 17:20 | Luk 17:6) GF3: 338; JN1: 156; IP3: 447; WPR 213

(Mat 17:22f | Mar 9:30-32 | Luk 9:43b-45) GF5: 149 [cf Luk 24:6-8]

(Luk 9:37) GF6: 190

[Luk 9:41f see Mat 17:17f]

[Luk 9:43-45 see Mat 17:22f]

(Luk 9:45) JN3: 455


§78A-O (Mat 18:1-9 | Mar 9:33-50 | Luk 9:46-50)

Luk 9:46 Then there arose a reasoning [GBT: disputation] among them, which of them [T: who] should be [GBT: +the] greatest.

Luk 9:47 And Jesus, perceiving [GBT: When Jesus saw (BT: perceived)] the thought of their heart [GBT: thoughts (B: thought) of their hearts, he], took a [G: +little] child, and set him [BT: +hard] by him,

Luk 9:48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this [G: +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 [G: he] shall be great.

Luk 9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth [G: +thee] not with us.

Luk 9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid [GBT: +ye] him not: for he that is not against us is for [GBT: with] us.


(Mat 18:4 | Mar 9:35 | Luk 9:48c ) GF8: 259 [397]; GFEJ 436

(Luk 9:49f | Mar 9:38-40) WPR 476


§ 79-80 (| Luk 9:51-56)

Luk 9:51 And it came to pass [T: followed], when the time was come [G: days were accomplished] that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face [G: settled himself fully; BT: set his face] to go to Jerusalem,

Luk 9:52 And sent messengers before his face [GBT: him]: and they went, and entered into a village [GB: town; T: city] of the Samaritans, to make ready for him [G: prepare him lodging].

Luk 9:53 And they did not receive him, because his face [G: behaviour] was as though he would go to Jerusalem.

Luk 9:54 And when his disciples James and John saw this [G: it; T: that], they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to [GT: that fire] come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?      qtext

Luk 9:55 But he turned [GBT: Jesus turned about], and rebuked them, and said [BT: saying], Ye know [BT: wot] not what manner of spirit ye are of [G: of what spirit ye are]      qtext

Luk 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them . And they went to another village [GBT: town] .      qtext


[Luk 9:51 see Jer 50:5]

(Luk 9:52-56) GF4: 329; GF6: 312, 474

(Luk 9:54-56) GF4: 214f, 224, 234, 280f, 320; GF5: 215; GF6: 48, 147f, 273, 480; GF7: 163f [171], 254 [233]; GF8: 152 [352], 159 [354]; GFEJ 193, 365; IP1: 370, 380; IP4: 250; RBA 411f; RBAF 367f; WPR 242, 423, 474

(Luk 9:55) GF5: 204; JN1: 138, 297, 485; JN2: 68, 155, 466; JN3: 451; IP1: 164; IP2: 133; IP3: 34, 98; HPS 183; RBA 412

(Luk 9:55f) GF5: 210, 386; RBA 408; RBAF 11 (362), 368

(Luk 9:56) GFJN 357; GF3: 408; GF4: 187, 226, 267, 273, 357f; GF6: 53, 93; MFS 54; MFU 361; EQ 106 (JN), 125, 400; IP1: 311; IP4: 32, 97; WPR 140; WPT 58


(Luk 9:54-56)

[Other texts citing Luk 9:54-56: IP1:380 (under Mat 8:34), WPR 242 (Mat 26:52)]

GF4:224 (1660): Christ ... rebuked the blind zeal of such that would have had fire come down from heaven to consume people, and told them he came not to destroy men's lives, but to save them, and told them they did not know what spirit they were of [Luk 9:54-56]: no more now do they know what spirit they are of, that persecute men about religion, church, and worship, and ministry, that slays and destroy's men's lives, and not saves them; they are not of Christ's mind....

IP1:370 (1660): [Opponent:] That a regular defence of the truth by the godly orthodox magistrate ... is not persecution. Ans. To bring the sword of the magistrate [Rom 13:4] into the work of Christ's spirit and power, this is irregular; and it doth execution irregularly, cutting down the person, and not the sin; whereas, the sword of the Spirit [Eph 6:17] cuts down sin, that the person may be saved. Christ came not to destroy men's lives, but to save; and if any man receive him not, or speak against him, he calls not for fire from heaven [Luk 9:54-56], or for a magistrate's sword, but waits to be gracious [Isa 30:18], and by the power of his Spirit (having once convinced and gathered) doth he defend his truths and people.

RBA 411f (1678, XIV.2): ... it cannot be denied that [Christ] could, if he had seen meet, have called for legions of angels to defend him [Mat 26:53], and have forced the princes and potentates of the earth to be subject unto him, so that it was only because it was contrary to the nature of Christ's gospel and ministry to use any force or violence in the gathering of souls to him. This he abundantly expressed in his reproof to the sons of Zebedee, who would have been calling for fire from heaven to burn those that refused to receive Christ [Luk 9:54-56]. [extensive discussion]

(Luk 9:55)

GF5:204 (1675): ...the blind zeal wrestles with carnal weapons [2 Cor 10:4], against flesh and blood [Eph 6:11], with the beast's mark in their forehead and right hand [Rev 13:16], and with the dark power's strength in a notion and outside profession, without the power and spirit of the prophets, Christ and the apostles, and such do not know what spirit they are of [Luk 9:55], neither have they rule over their own spirits; but are like unto a city whose walls are broken down [Prov 25:28], that is on heaps....

JN1:297 (1654): And thou would be teaching ways to keep others out of evil, whenas thou art in the evil and in the fall and knows not the way out, nor the resurrection. Wherefore thou hypocrite, look to the beam in thine own eye first [Mat 7:4f], for thou knows not what spirit thou art of [Luk 9:55], but hast the spirit of envy at the innocent, arising from a blind zeal, from which thou speaks evil of that thou knows not [Jude 1:10].

IP1:164f (1659): There are many men, who are very zealous and devout in their ways of worship, who ... have received into their understandings, from the letter of scripture, that God is to be worshipped in spirit [John 4:23f], and that God will give his spirit to them that ask it [Luk 11:13]. They have asked, and they hope that they have the spirit; but poor, deceived hearts! they know not what spirit they are of [Luk 9:55], nor in what spirit they act, nor what spirit they serve; and so perish for lack of knowledge [Hos 4:6], the key whereof hath been hid from them.

HPS 183 (Katharine Evans and Sarah Chevers, prisoners of the Inquisition, 1662): Upon the first day of the week, we were fasting and waiting upon the Lord until the second hour (after mid-day) and the friars came and commanded us in the name of the Lord to kneel down with them to prayer. We said, we could not pray but as we were moved of the Lord. They commanded us the second time. Then they kneeled down by our bedside, and prayed, and when they had done, they said, they had tried our spirits [1 Jn 4:1], now they knew what spirit we were of [Luk 9:55]. We told them, they could not know our spirit, unless their minds were turned to the Light of Lord Jesus in their consciences.

(Luk 9:56)

[Other texts citing Luk 9:56: GF6:53 (Mat 12:31f), IP4:32f (Rom 2:4), WPR 139f (John 8:44)]

GFJN 357 (1659): All that pretend to fight for Christ they are deceived, for his kingdom is not of this world, therefore his servants do not fight [John 18:36]. Therefore fighters are not of Christ's kingdom, but are without Christ's kingdom; for his kingdom stands in peace and righteousness [Rom 14:17], but fighters are in the lust [Jas 4:1], and all that would destroy men's lives are not of Christ's mind, who came to save men's lives [Luk 9:56]....

IP4:97 (1671): "As I live, saith the Lord," (and he speaketh his heart) "I desire not the death of the wicked, but rather that they might return and live [Ezek 33:11]. I am not the destroyer, I am the Saviour; and my delight is not to destroy, but to save [Luk 9:56]. O Israel! thy destruction is of thyself; but in me is thy help [Hos 13:9]." And no man's blood will lie at God's door, but at his own.

EQ 125 (John Whitehead et al, 1660): And here we do appeal to the witness of God in you all [1 Jn 5:9f], professors and people, whether the professors in New England have not acted quite contrary to God imprisoning, scourging, banishing and killing those that tremble at his Word [Isa 66:5].... Again we say, let the witness of God in you judge, whether they have not acted directly contrary to Christ in destroying men's lives. seeing he comes not to destroy men's lives but to save men's lives [Luk 9:56]....


§81 (Mat 8:19-22 | Luk 9:57-62)

Luk 9:57 And it came to pass, that, [T: chanced] as they went [B: +walking] in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.      qtext

Luk 9:58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air [G: heaven] have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.      qtext

Luk 9:59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Luk 9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.      qtext

Luk 9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home [G omitsl at my house.

Luk 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put [GBT: that putteth] his hand to the plough, and looking [GBT: looketh] back, is fit for [GBT: apt to] the kingdom of God.      qtext


(Mat 8:19 | Luk 9:57) WPT 342 (AM) [cf Rev 14:4]

(Mat 8:20 | Luk 9:58) GF2: 254; GF7: 65 [49]; GF8: 255 [396]; JN1: 367, 490; JN2: 3; EQ 112 (JN), 156; HPS 55; JSS 36

(Mat 8:22 | Luk 9:60) WPR 133

(Luk 9:62) GF6: 486; GF7: 57 [45], 73 [58]; GFEJ 38; WDS 123; IP3: 59, 155, 431; IP4: 354; EQ 238 (IP); HPS 475, 509; WPR 601; WPT 405; WTG 68 (SM); SIW 45, 148


(Mat 8:19 | Luk 9:57)

WTG 342 (Ann Moore, 1760): O Lord! If thou wilt be pleased to go with me, I will go when and where thou pleases [Mat 8:19]

(Mat 8:20 | Luk 9:58)

GF2:254 (1682): In him sit down [Eph 2:6], who is above the subtle foxes in their holes, and the fowls of the air in their nests; I say, sit down in Christ, who hath no place among them to lay his head [Mat 8:20 | Luk 9:58]; he is your rest.

JN1:490 (1655): Christ wandered up and down and had not whereon to lay his head [Mat 8:20 | Luk 9:58], and many followed him. And the apostles wandered to and fro and had "no certain dwelling place" [1 Cor 4:11]. Now had you lived in their days you would have reproached them, as you do those that follow them now, and so here I charge you to be acted by a contrary spirit to Christ, the prophets and apostles.

JSS 36 (17–): ...truly the son of man, swaddled and laid in the manger [Luke 2:7], scarce finding where to lay his head [Mat 8:20]

(Mat 8:22 | Luk 9:60)

WPR 133 (1673): Oh, that the cross of Christ may evermore be precious among you. And you, whom the Lord of late hath more particularly extended his loving kindness unto, leave the dead to bury their dead [Mat 8:22 | Luk 9:60]; part with all that you may have eternal life [Mat 19:16,21]....

(Luk 9:62)

[Other texts citing Luke 9:62: GF7:73 (under Jas 4:4), IP3:431 (Mat 13:44-46), EQ 238 (Mat 10:37)

GF7:73 (1654): Do not make profession to be seen outwardly, for Christ was condemned by the world, and the formal professors, and all his followers are as wonders to the world. Therefore marvel not if the world hate you [1 Jn 3:13], but rejoice. Look not back [Luke 9:62], but keep forward, knowing that the world is enmity with God [James 4:4].

EQ 238 (Isaac Penington, 167-?): There is no safe dallying with truth. He that puts his hand to the plow must not look back at anything in this world [Luk 9:62], but take up the cross and follow Christ in the singlehearted obedience, hating father, mother, goods, wife land, yea all for his sake; or he is not worthy of him [Mat 10:37 | Luk 14:26].

WTG 68 (Susanna Morris, 1745): would willingly have turned back into England again, but when I got to be truly still, found no peace in looking back [Luk 9:62].

SIW 45 (Lydia Rawlinson Lancaster, 1755): [expresses wish] that the ministry, which the bishop of souls [1 Pet 2:25] hath raised among us, may be kept blameless, thriving and truly honorable, and that none who have put their hand to the plough may look from the work whereunto they are called [Luk 9:62] through any creaturely and worldly consultations....

Synoptic Gospels keyed to Henry Burton Sharman, Records of the Life of Jesus (§§74-81)

§ 56 (Mat 10:1-16 | Mar 6:7-11 | Luk 9:1-5 )     index     qtext     (parallels: Luk 9:1     Luk 9:2-3     Luk 9:4-5)

§ S58 (Mat 14:1-12 | Mar 6:14-29 | Luk 9:7-9, 3:18-20 § S17R)     parallels

§ S60 (Mat 14:13-21 | Mar 6:33-44 | Luk 9:12-17 | John 6:2-14)     index     qtext     parallels

§71 (Mat 16:13-20 | Mar 8:27-30 | Luk 9:18-21)     index      parallels

§72-73A (Mat 16:21-24 | Mar 8:31-34 | Lk 9:22-23)     index     qtext    parallels

§73B-D (Mat 16:25-28 | Mar 8:35-9:1 | Lk 9:24-27)     index     qtext    parallels

§74 (Mat 17:1-13 | Mar 9:2-13 | Luk 9:28-36)     index     qtext     parallels

§75-76 (Mat 17:14-23 | Mar 9:14-32 | Luk 9:37-45)     index     qtext     parallels

§78A-O (Mat 18:1-9 | Mar 9:33-50 | Luk 9:46-50)     index     parallels

§79-80 (Luk 9:51-56)     index     qtext     parallels

§81 (Luk 9:57-62)     index      qtext     parallels

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