Luke 10:20
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New International Version
However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

New Living Translation
But don't rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven."

English Standard Version
Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

New American Standard Bible
"Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven."

King James Bible
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, don't rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

International Standard Version
However, stop rejoicing because the spirits are submitting to you. Instead, rejoice because your names are written in heaven."

NET Bible
Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names stand written in heaven."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“However, you should not rejoice in this, that the demons are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in Heaven.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, don't be happy that evil spirits obey you. Be happy that your names are written in heaven."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Notwithstanding, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in the heavens.

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

American King James Version
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

American Standard Version
Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But yet rejoice not in this, that spirits are subject unto you; but rejoice in this, that your names are written in heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
Yet in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subjected to you, but rejoice that your names are written in the heavens.

English Revised Version
Howbeit in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
Nevertheless rejoice not at this, that the spirits submit to you; but rejoice that your names are registered in Heaven."

World English Bible
Nevertheless, don't rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

Young's Literal Translation
but, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subjected to you, but rejoice rather that your names were written in the heavens.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:17-24 All our victories over Satan, are obtained by power derived from Jesus Christ, and he must have all the praise. But let us beware of spiritual pride, which has been the destruction of many. Our Lord rejoiced at the prospect of the salvation of many souls. It was fit that particular notice should be taken of that hour of joy; there were few such, for He was a man of sorrows: in that hour in which he saw Satan fall, and heard of the good success of his ministers, in that hour he rejoiced. He has ever resisted the proud, and given grace to the humble. The more simply dependent we are on the teaching, help, and blessing of the Son of God, the more we shall know both of the Father and of the Son; the more blessed we shall be in seeing the glory, and hearing the words of the Divine Saviour; and the more useful we shall be made in promoting his cause.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 20. - But rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. "After all," went on the wise and loving Master, "though you have made the glad discovery of the power you possess, if, as my servants, you use aright my Name, after all, your real reason for joy is, not the possession of a new, mighty power, but the fact of your name having been written in the book of life as one of my servants commissioned to do my work." Many commentators here cautiously point out that even this legitimate joy should be tempered with fear and trembling, for even this true title to honour might be blotted nut of that golden book of heaven (see Exodus 32:33; Jeremiah 17:13; Psalm 69:28; Revelation 22:19). In this deep legitimate joy men and women of all callings, who try to follow the Master, in every age, may share.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not,.... That their power was enlarged, or that they had, the same as before:

that the spirits, evil spirits, devils, are subject unto you; and come out of men at your command; rejoice not so much in this, or chiefly and principally; not but that it was matter of joy both with respect to the gift bestowed upon them, and the benefits men received by it, and the glory that was brought to Christ through it;

but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven; in the book of life, called the Lamb's book of life, written from the foundation of the world: in divine predestination to everlasting glory and happiness: which shows that God's election to eternal life is of particular persons, of persons by name; that it is sure, and certain, and immutable, being in opposition to what is written in earth, Jeremiah 17:13, that the knowledge of this may be attained to, through the grace of God, the revelation of Christ, and the witnessings of his Spirit; and that this is matter of the greatest job, since it is the foundation and security of all the blessings of grace and glory.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. rejoice not, &c.—that is, not so much. So far from forbidding it, He takes occasion from it to tell them what had been passing in His own mind. But as power over demons was after all intoxicating, He gives them a higher joy to balance it, the joy of having their names in Heaven's register (Php 4:3).

Luke 10:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Seventy-Two Return with Joy
19"Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. 20"Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven."
Cross References
Exodus 32:32
But now, please forgive their sin--but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written."

Psalm 69:28
May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.

Isaiah 4:3
Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 17:13
LORD, you are the hope of Israel; all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the spring of living water.

Ezekiel 13:9
My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.

Daniel 12:1
"At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people--everyone whose name is found written in the book--will be delivered.

Philippians 4:3
Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Hebrews 12:23
to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

Revelation 3:5
The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.

Revelation 13:8
All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the Lamb's book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

Revelation 17:8
The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.

Revelation 20:12
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.

Revelation 20:15
Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21:27
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Treasury of Scripture

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

in this.

Matthew 7:22,23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied …

Matthew 10:1 And when he had called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them …

Matthew 26:24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him…

Matthew 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, …

1 Corinthians 13:2,3 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, …

your.

Exodus 32:32 Yet now, if you will forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I …

Psalm 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written …

Isaiah 4:3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that …

Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands …

Philippians 4:3 And I entreat you also, true yoke fellow, help those women which …

Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written …

Revelation 3:5 He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and …

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him…

Revelation 20:12,15 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books …

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, …

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