New International Version
but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
King James Bible
And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
Darby Bible Translation
And they did not receive him, because his face was [turned as] going to Jerusalem.
World English Bible
They didn't receive him, because he was traveling with his face set towards Jerusalem.
Young's Literal Translation
and they did not receive him, because his face was going on to Jerusalem.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His face was - They saw he was going up to Jerusalem to keep the feast; (it was the feast of tabernacles, John 7:2); and knowing him thereby to be a Jew, they would afford nothing for his entertainment; for, in religious matters, the Samaritans and Jews had no dealings: see John 4:9. The Samaritans were a kind of mongrel heathens; they feared Jehovah, and served other gods, 2 Kings 17:34. They apostatized from the true religion, and persecuted those who were attached to it. See an account of them, Matthew 16:1 (note). Those only who have deserted the truth of God, or who are uninfluenced by it, hate them who embrace and act by it. When a man has once decidedly taken the road to heaven, he can have but little credit any longer in the world, 1 John 3:1.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySelf-Denial Versus Self-Assertion.
"If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.--LUKE ix. 23. We might naturally have thought that if there was one thing in the life of the LORD JESUS CHRIST which belonged to Him alone, it was His cross-bearing. To guard against so natural a mistake, the HOLY GHOST has taken care in gospel and in epistle to draw our special attention to the oneness of the believer with CHRIST in cross-bearing; and also to prevent misunderstanding as to the character …
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue
September 15 Evening
Christ's Cross and Ours
'In the Holy Mount'
The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem."
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