0 SAB Luke 4

But unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. 12:10

Trivia: What did Jesus say would happen to an unprepared servants when the Son of man comes?



Jesus is tempted by the devil
4:1-13, Cf. Mt 4:1-11, Mk 1:12-13

1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

2Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

Jesus was filled with the Holy Ghost

when he was led into the wilderness

to be tempted by the devil [1] for forty days.

During that time, he ate nothing. [2]

Afterward, he was hungry.

3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

The devil said to him,

If you're the Son of God, turn this stone into bread.

4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Jesus said,

It is written that we don't live by bread alone,

but by every word of God.

5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

The devil took Jesus up a high mountain,

and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, [3] and said,

6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

I'll give you all this power and glory. [4]

7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

Worship me, and it will be yours.

8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

But Jesus said to him,

Get away from me, Satan, for it is written,

You shall worship God and only serve him. [5]

9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

The devil then brought Jesus to Jerusalem, set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him,

If you're the Son of God, jump down from here.

10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

For it is written, "He'll send his angels to protect you, lest you smash your foot against a stone." (Ps 91:11-12)

12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Jesus answered,

It's said, "Don't tempt God." (Dt 6:16) [6]

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

When the devil finished tempting Jesus, he left for the season.

Jesus is rejected in his hometown
(they try to throw him off a cliff)
4:14-30, Cf. Mt 13:54-58, Mk 6:1-6

14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

Jesus returned to Galilee,

where he had lately become famous.

16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

And to the town of Nazareth,

where he had been brought up. [7]

17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

On the sabbath day, he went to the synagogue,

and stood up to read from the book of Isaiah, which said,

18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

The spirit of God is upon me, [8]

to preach the gospel to the poor,

to heal the brokenhearted,

to preach freedom to the captives,

to restore sight to the blind,

to free those who are bruised,

and to say that this is the year of God.

20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

When he was finished reading,

he closed the book and sat down,

and said,

Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.

22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

And they said,

Isn't this Joseph's son?

24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

Jesus said,

No prophet is accepted in his home country.

25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

26 But unto none of them was Elijah sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

But in the days of Elijah,

when heaven was shut up for three and a half years, [9]

there was a great famine throughout the land.

28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

The people were angry when they heard Jesus's words.

29And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

They dragged him out of the city,

and led him to a cliff where they could throw him down.

30But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

But he somehow managed to escape.

A man with an unclean devil
4:31-37, Cf. Mk 1:23-28

31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.

32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

Jesus went to Capernaum and taught on sabbath days.

33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,

34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.

In the synagogue there was a man with an unclean devil, who cried out with a loud voice, saying,

Leave us alone, Jesus of Nazareth.

Have you come to destroy us?

I know who you are - the Holy One of God. [10]

35And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

Jesus said,

Be quiet and come out of him.

And the devil came out.

36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

37 And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.

Everyone was amazed, saying,

He can make unclean spirits come out.

Simon's mother-in-law
4:38-39, Cf. Mt 8:14-15, Mk 1:29-31

38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her.

Jesus left the synagogue, and came to Simon's house.

Simon's mother-in-law [11] was sick with a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her.

39And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.

Jesus rebuked the fever and she felt better,

and immediately she began to serve them.

Jesus heals the sick
(and tells the devils not to tell anyone who he is)
4:40-44, Cf. Mt 8:16-17, Mk 1:32-39

40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

Jesus healed all the sick people who were brought to him

by laying his hands on them.

41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.

42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.

43 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.

44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

Devils came out of many of them, crying out,

You are Christ, the son of God. [12]

But Jesus told them to be quiet,

because they knew he was the Christ.


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