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Luke 4 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:1 - And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:2 - for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:3 - The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:4 - And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:5 - And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:6 - and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:7 - If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:8 - And Jesus answered him, “It is written,
“‘You shall worship the Lord your God,
and him only shall you serve.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:9 - And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:10 - for it is written,
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
to guard you,’

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:11 - and
“‘On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:12 - And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:13 - And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:14 - And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:15 - And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:16 - And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:17 - And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:18 - “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:19 - to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:20 - And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:21 - And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:22 - And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:23 - And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Physician, heal yourself.’ What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:24 - And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:25 - But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:26 - and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:27 - And there were many lepers[fn] in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:28 - When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:29 - And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:30 - But passing through their midst, he went away.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:31 - And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:32 - and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:33 - And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:34 - “Ha![fn] What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:35 - But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:36 - And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:37 - And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:38 - And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:39 - And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:40 - Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:41 - And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:42 - And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:43 - but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:44 - And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.[fn]
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Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
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