Luke 4
Berean Literal Bible

The Temptation of Jesus
(Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13)

1And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2being tempted forty days by the devil. And He ate nothing in those days, and they having ended, He was hungry.

3And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, speak to this stone, that it should become bread.”

4And Jesus answered to him, “It has been written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’a

5And having led Him up, he showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6And the devil said to Him, “I will give to You all this authority, and its glory; for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I wish. 7Therefore if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”

8And Jesus answering, said to him, “It has been written: ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve Him only.’b

9And he led Him to Jerusalem and set Him upon the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, cast Yourself down from here. 10For it has been written:

‘He will give orders to His angels concerning You,

to guard You;

11and in their hands will they bear You up,

lest ever You strike Your foot against a stone.’c

12And Jesus answering, said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not test the Lord your God.’d

13And the devil, having finished every temptation, departed from Him until an opportune time.

Jesus Begins His Ministry
(Isaiah 9:1-7; Matthew 4:12-17; Mark 1:14-15)

14And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report concerning Him went out into all the surrounding region. 15And He was teaching in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

The Rejection at Nazareth
(Isaiah 61:1-11; Matthew 2:19-23; Matthew 13:53-58; Mark 6:1-6; Luke 2:39-40)

16And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and according to His custom, He entered into the synagogue on the day of the Sabbaths, and stood up to read. 17And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to Him, and having unrolled the scroll, He found the place where it was written:

18The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,

because of which He has anointed Me

to preach good news to the poor.

He has sent Mee to proclaim deliverance to the captives,

and recovery of sight to the blind,

to send forth in deliverance the oppressed,

19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”f

20And having rolled up the scroll, having delivered it to the attendant, He sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed upon Him. 21And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

22And all were bearing witness to Him and marveling at the grace of the words that are proceeding out of His mouth. And they were saying, “Is this not the son of Joseph?”

23And He said to them, “Surely you will say to Me this proverb, ‘Physician heal yourself! Whatsoever we have heard has been done in Capernaum, do here in Your hometown also.’”

24And He said, “Truly I say to you that no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25And in truth I say to you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, when there was a great famine upon all the land; 26and Elijah was sent to none of them, except to Zarephath of Sidon, to a woman, a widow. 27And many lepersg were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian.”

28And all in the synagogue were filled with anger, hearing these things, 29and having risen up, they cast Him out of the city, and led Him unto the brow of the hill upon which their town had been built, in order to throw Him over. 30But He, having passed through their midst, went away.

Jesus Expels an Unclean Spirit
(Mark 1:21-28)

31And He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And He was teaching them on the Sabbaths; 32and they were astonished at His teaching, for His message was with authority.

33And in the synagogue was a man having a spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out in a loud voice, 34“Ha! What to us and to You, Jesus of Nazareth? Are You come to destroy us? I know who You are, the Holy One of God!”

35And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come forth out of him!” And having thrown him into the midst, the demon came out from him, in nothing having hurt him.

36And astonishment came upon all, and they were speaking to one another, saying, “What word is this, that He commands the unclean spirits with authority and power, and they come out?” 37And the report concerning Him was spreading into every place of the surrounding region.

Jesus Heals at Peter's House
(Matthew 8:14-17; Mark 1:29-34)

38And having risen up out of the synagogue, He entered into the house of Simon. And Simon’s mother-in-law was oppressed with a great fever, and they appealed to Him for her. 39And having stood over her, He rebuked the fever, and it left her; and immediately having arisen, she began to serve them.

40And at the setting of the sun, all, as many as had any ailing with various diseases, brought them to Him, and having laid the hands on each one of them, He would heal them. 41And demons also were going out from many, crying out and saying, “You are the Son of God.” And rebuking them, He did not allow them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ.

Jesus Preaches in Judea
(Mark 1:35-39)

42And daybreak having arrived, having gone out, He went into a solitary place, and the crowds were seeking Him, and came up to Him and were detaining Him, not to go from them. 43But He said to them, “It behooves Me to preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because for this I have been sent forth.”

44And He was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.h

a 4 Deuteronomy 8:3. BYZ and TR include but on every word of God
b 8 Deuteronomy 6:13
c 10-11 Psalm 91:11,12
d 12 Deuteronomy 6:16
e 18 BYZ and TR include to heal the brokenhearted,
f 18-19 Isaiah 61:1,2
g 27 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases. See Leviticus 13.
h 44 BYZ and TR Galilee

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