Luke 9:49
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New International Version
"Master," said John, "we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us."

New Living Translation
John said to Jesus, "Master, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he isn't in our group."

English Standard Version
John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.”

New American Standard Bible
John answered and said, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow along with us."

King James Bible
And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
John responded, "Master, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he does not follow us."

International Standard Version
John said, "Master, we saw someone driving out demons in your name. We tried to stop him, because he wasn't a follower like us."

NET Bible
John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him because he is not a disciple along with us."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yohannan answered and said, “Our master, we saw a man who cast out a demon in your name and we forbade him, for he does not come after you with us.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
John replied, "Master, we saw someone forcing demons out of a person by using the power and authority of your name. We tried to stop him because he was not one of us."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us.

King James 2000 Bible
And John answered and said, Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he follows not with us.

American King James Version
And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in your name; and we forbade him, because he follows not with us.

American Standard Version
And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And John, answering, said: Master, we saw a certain man casting out devils in thy name, and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us.

Darby Bible Translation
And John answering said, Master, we saw some one casting out demons in thy name, and we forbad him, because he follows not with us.

English Revised Version
And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us.

Webster's Bible Translation
And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.

Weymouth New Testament
"Rabbi," replied John, "we have seen a man making use of your name to expel demons; and we forbad him, because he does not come with us."

World English Bible
John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow with us."

Young's Literal Translation
And John answering said, 'Master, we saw a certain one in thy name casting forth the demons, and we forbade him, because he doth not follow with us;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:43-50 This prediction of Christ's sufferings was plain enough, but the disciples would not understand it, because it agreed not with their notions. A little child is the emblem by which Christ teaches us simplicity and humility. What greater honour can any man attain to in this world, than to be received by men as a messenger of God and Christ; and to have God and Christ own themselves received and welcomed in him! If ever any society of Christians in this world, had reason to silence those not of their own communion, the twelve disciples at this time had; yet Christ warned them not to do the like again. Those may be found faithful followers of Christ, and may be accepted of him, who do not follow with us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 49, 50. - A question put by John. Ver. 49. - And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy Name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. The character of John is a strangely interesting one. With the exception of his forming one of the chosen three who were in a peculiar manner received into their Master's confidence, John seldom appears, during the public ministry of Christ, to have played a prominent part. Many years had to elapse before he attained that unique position of influence in the early Church which no one seems to have disputed. In the mean time, his character was slowly forming. Fiery and impetuous, although reserved and retiring, it seemed in these first days scarcely probable that such a nature would ever deepen or ripen into that John who became the world-teacher of his Master's love. St. Luke here records two circumstances which suggested some of the Master's important teaching, in both of which John plays the prominent part. The question of John was evidently suggested by Jesus' words spoken in connection with his teaching respecting little ones. "Whosoever," said the Master, "shall receive this child in my Name." But John and others had just been sternly rebuking some one not of their company, who had been using, to some effect evidently, that same Master's Name, which possessed, as John saw, wondrous power. Had he and his friends been doing right in rebuking the comparative stranger for using a Name which Jesus, in his words just spoken, seemed to regard as the common property of kindly devout men? Meyer remarks here "that outside the company of disciples of Jesus there were, even then, men in whose hearts, his teaching and acts had evoked a higher and even a supernatural power. Certain sparks which had fallen here and there beyond the little circle of his own, kindled flames occasionally away from the central fire." Those who were ever close to the Master seemed to dread lest, if these were allowed unchecked to teach and to work in the Name, grave error might be disseminated. Some natural jealousy of these outsiders no doubt influenced men like John in their wish to confine the work in the limits of their own circle.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And John answered and said, Master,.... The Syriac and Persic versions read, "our Master":

we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and we forbad him; See Gill on Mark 9:38.

Because he followeth not with us; the Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions read, "because he followeth not thee with us"; did not join in company with them, and follow Christ along with them, and as they did.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

49, 50. John answered, &c.—The link of connection here with the foregoing context lies in the words "in My name" (Lu 9:48). "Oh, as to that," said John, young, warm, but not sufficiently apprehending Christ's teaching in these things, "we saw one casting out devils in Thy name, and we forbade him: Were we wrong?" "Ye were wrong." "But we did because he followeth not us,'" "No matter. For (1) There is no man which shall do a miracle in My name that can lightly [soon] speak evil of Me' [Mr 9:39]. And (2) If such a person cannot be supposed to be 'against us,' you are to consider him 'for us.'" Two principles of immense importance. Christ does not say this man should not have followed "with them," but simply teaches how he was to be regarded though he did not—as a reverer of His name and a promoter of His cause. Surely this condemns not only those horrible attempts by force to shut up all within one visible pale of discipleship, which have deluged Christendom with blood in Christ's name, but the same spirit in its milder form of proud ecclesiastic scowl upon all who "after the form which they call a sect (as the word signifies, Ac 24:14), do so worship the God of their fathers." Visible unity in Christ's Church is devoutly to be sought, but this is not the way to it. See the noble spirit of Moses (Nu 11:24-29).

Luke 9:49 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Greatest in the Kingdom
48and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great." 49John answered and said, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow along with us." 50But Jesus said to him, "Do not hinder him; for he who is not against you is for you."
Cross References
Matthew 3:14
But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"

Mark 9:38
"Teacher," said John, "we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us."

Luke 5:5
Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets."

Luke 9:33
As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters--one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." (He did not know what he was saying.)
Treasury of Scripture

And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in your name; and we forbade him, because he follows not with us.

we saw.

Numbers 11:27-29 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad …

Mark 9:38-40 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils …

Mark 10:13,14 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: …

Acts 4:18,19 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor …

Acts 5:28 Saying, Did not we straightly command you that you should not teach …

1 Thessalonians 2:16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, …

3 John 1:9,10 I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence …

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