Luke 9:49
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.”

Berean Study Bible
“Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not accompany us.”

Berean Literal Bible
And John answering said, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we were forbidding 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.

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."

Contemporary English Version
John said, "Master, we saw a man using your name to force demons out of people. But we told him to stop, because he isn't one of us."

Good News Translation
John spoke up, "Master, we saw a man driving out demons in your name, and we told him to stop, because he doesn't belong to our group."

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."

New Heart English Bible
John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow 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."

New American Standard 1977
And John answered and said, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to hinder him because he does not follow along with 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;'
Study Bible
The Greatest in the Kingdom
48And He said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in My name welcomes Me, and whoever welcomes Me welcomes the One who sent Me. For whoever is the least among all of you, he is the greatest.” 49“Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not accompany us.” 50“Do not stop him,” Jesus replied, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”…
Cross References
Matthew 3:14
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"

Mark 9:38
John said to Him, "Teacher, we saw someone else driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not accompany us."

Luke 5:5
"Master," Simon replied, "we have worked through the night without catching anything. But because You say so, I will let down the nets."

Luke 9:33
As Moses and Elijah were leaving, Peter said to Jesus, "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 do prophesy in the camp…

Mark 9:38-40
And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us…

Mark 10:13,14
And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them







Lexicon
“Master,”
Ἐπιστάτα (Epistata)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1988: Master, teacher, chief, commander. From epi and a presumed derivative of histemi; an appointee over, i.e. Commander.

said
Ἀποκριθεὶς (Apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

John,
Ἰωάννης (Iōannēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

“we saw
εἴδομέν (eidomen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

someone
τινα (tina)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

driving out
ἐκβάλλοντα (ekballonta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1544: To throw (cast, put) out; I banish; I bring forth, produce. From ek and ballo; to eject.

demons
δαιμόνια (daimonia)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1140: An evil-spirit, demon; a heathen deity. Neuter of a derivative of daimon; a d?Monic being; by extension a deity.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

name,
ὀνόματί (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

we tried to stop
ἐκωλύομεν (ekōlyomen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2967: To prevent, debar, hinder; with infin: from doing so and so. From the base of kolazo; to estop, i.e. Prevent.

him,
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

he does not accompany
ἀκολουθεῖ (akolouthei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 190: To accompany, attend, follow. Properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. To accompany.

us.”
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(49) And John answered and said.--See Notes on Mark 9:38-41, the narrative being common to these two Gospels only.

Master.--The same word as in Luke 5:5; Luke 8:24.

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. 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.
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