Bible: Luke 4:14-21

The Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry in Galilee

4:14 Then 1  Jesus, in the power of the Spirit, 2  returned to Galilee, and news about him spread 3  throughout the surrounding countryside. 4  4:15 He 5  began to teach 6  in their synagogues 7  and was praised 8  by all.

Rejection at Nazareth

4:16 Now 9  Jesus 10  came to Nazareth, 11  where he had been brought up, and went into the synagogue 12  on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. 13  He 14  stood up to read, 15  4:17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He 16  unrolled 17  the scroll and found the place where it was written,

4:18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

because he has anointed 18  me to proclaim good news 19  to the poor. 20 

He has sent me 21  to proclaim release 22  to the captives

and the regaining of sight 23  to the blind,

to set free 24  those who are oppressed, 25 

4:19 to proclaim the year 26  of the Lord’s favor.” 27 

4:20 Then 28  he rolled up 29  the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on 30  him. 4:21 Then 31  he began to tell them, “Today 32  this scripture has been fulfilled even as you heard it being read.” 33 

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