Bible: Luke 4:14-30
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,
4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
and the regaining of sight 23 to the blind,
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 4:22 All 34 were speaking well of him, and were amazed at the gracious words coming out of his mouth. They 35 said, “Isn’t this 36 Joseph’s son?” 4:23 Jesus 37 said to them, “No doubt you will quote to me the proverb, ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ 38 and say, ‘What we have heard that you did in Capernaum, 39 do here in your hometown too.’” 4:24 And he added, 40 “I tell you the truth, 41 no prophet is acceptable 42 in his hometown. 4:25 But in truth I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s days, 43 when the sky 44 was shut up three and a half years, and 45 there was a great famine over all the land. 4:26 Yet 46 Elijah was sent to none of them, but only to a woman who was a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. 47 4:27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, 48 yet 49 none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” 50 4:28 When they heard this, all the people 51 in the synagogue were filled with rage. 4:29 They got up, forced 52 him out of the town, 53 and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that 54 they could throw him down the cliff. 55 4:30 But he passed through the crowd 56 and went on his way. 57