52 He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went into a Samaritan village to make arrangements for Him; 53 but the people would not welcome Him, [a]because He was traveling toward Jerusalem. 54 When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and destroy them?”55 But He turned and rebuked them [b][and He said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are;56 for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”] And they journeyed on to another village.
Luke 9:53Because of the religious conflict between Samaritans and Jews, the people of Samaria were generally inhospitable to Jews and did not offer overnight accommodations to those who were traveling to Jerusalem to participate in religious events.
Luke 9:55Late mss add this to v 55 and continue into v 56.
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