Luke 4

The Temptation of Jesus

1 a  Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit b  returned from the Jordan and was led around
Or under the influence of; lit in
by the Spirit in the wilderness
2for d  forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days, and when they had ended, He became hungry. 3And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” 4And Jesus answered him, It is written, ‘ e  Man shall not live on bread alone.’”

5 f  And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of
Lit the inhabited earth
,
h  the world in a moment of time.
6And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and
Lit their (referring to the kingdoms in v 5)
its glory; j  for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.
7Therefore if You
Or bow down before
worship before me, it shall all be Yours.”
8Jesus answered him, It is written, ‘ l  You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’”

9 m  And he led Him to Jerusalem and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here; 10for it is written, n  He will command His angels concerning You to guard You,’

11and, o  On their hands they will bear You up,
So that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’”

12And Jesus answered and said to him, It is said, ‘ p  You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

13When the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time.

Jesus’ Public Ministry

14And q  Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and r  news about Him spread through all the surrounding district. 15And He began s  teaching in their synagogues and was praised by all.

16And He came to t  Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom u  He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and v  stood up to read. 17And the
Or scroll
book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the
Or scroll
book and found the place where it was written,
18 y  The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed,
19 z  To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”

20And He aa  closed the
Or scroll
book, gave it back to the attendant and ac  sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
21And He began to say to them, Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your
Lit ears
hearing.”
22And all were
Or testifying
speaking well of Him, and wondering at the
Or words of grace
gracious words which
Lit were proceeding out of His mouth
were falling from His lips; and they were saying ah  Is this not Joseph’s son?”
23And He said to them, No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done ai  at Capernaum, do here in aj  your hometown as well.’” 24And He said, Truly I say to you, ak  no prophet is welcome in his hometown. 25But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel al  in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land; 26and yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but am  only to
Gr Sarepta
Zarephath, in the land of ao  Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
27And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but ap  only Naaman the Syrian.” 28And all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heard these things; 29and they got up and aq  drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff. 30But ar  passing through their midst, He went His way.

31And as  He came down to at  Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and He was teaching them on the Sabbath; 32and au  they were amazed at His teaching, for av  His
Lit word
message was with authority.
33In the synagogue there was a man
Lit having a spirit
possessed by the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice,
34Let us alone!
Lit What to us and to you (a Heb idiom)
,
az  What business do we have with each other, Jesus
Lit the Nazarene
of bb  Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are— bc  the Holy One of God!”
35But Jesus bd  rebuked him, saying, Be quiet and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst of the people, he came out of him without doing him any harm. 36And amazement came upon them all, and they began talking with one another saying, “What is
Or this word, that with authority...come out?
this message? For bf  with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits and they come out.”
37And bg  the report about Him was spreading into every locality in the surrounding district.

Many Are Healed

38 bh  Then He got up and left the synagogue, and entered Simon’s home. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was bi  suffering from a high fever, and they asked Him
Lit about her
to help her.
39And standing over her, He bk  rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she immediately got up and
Or served
waited on them.

40 bm  While bn  the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and bo  laying His hands on each one of them, He was bp  healing them. 41Demons also were coming out of many, shouting, “You are bq  the Son of God!” But br  rebuking them, He would bs  not allow them to speak, because they knew Him to be
I.e. the Messiah
the Christ.

42 bu  When day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from going away from them. 43But He said to them, I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, bv  for I was sent for this purpose.”

44So He kept on preaching in the synagogues bw  of
I.e. the country of the Jews (including Galilee)
Judea.
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