Luke 9:53
Good News Translation
But the people there would not receive him, because it was clear that he was on his way to Jerusalem.

Contemporary English Version
But he was on his way to Jerusalem, so the people there refused to welcome him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they received him not, because his face was of one going to Jerusalem.

New American Bible
but they would not welcome him because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they received him not, because his face was of one going to Jerusalem.

Luke 9:48 And said to them: Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me. For he that is the lesser among you all, he is the greater.

John 4:9,40-42 Then that Samaritan woman saith to him: How dost thou, being a Jew; ask of me to drink, who am a Samaritan woman? For the Jews do not communicate with the Samaritans. . . .

Context
The Samaritans Reject Jesus
52And he sent messengers before his face: and going, they entered into a city of the Samaritans, to prepare for him. 53And they received him not, because his face was of one going to Jerusalem. 54And when his disciples, James and John, had seen this, they said: Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?…
Cross References
John 4:9
Then that Samaritan woman saith to him: How dost thou, being a Jew; ask of me to drink, who am a Samaritan woman? For the Jews do not communicate with the Samaritans.

John 4:20
Our fathers adored on this mountain: and you say that at Jerusalem is the place where men must adore.

Additional Translations
But the people there refused to welcome Him, because He was heading for Jerusalem.

And they did not receive Him, because His face was going toward Jerusalem.

And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.

And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he were going to Jerusalem.

And they did not receive him, because his face was [turned as] going to Jerusalem.

And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he were going to Jerusalem.

And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.

But the people there would not receive Him, because He was evidently going to Jerusalem.

They didn't receive him, because he was traveling with his face set towards Jerusalem.

and they did not receive him, because his face was going on to Jerusalem.
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