Luke 4:17
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English Standard Version
And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

King James Bible
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

American Standard Version
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And he opened the book, and found the place where it was written,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the book of Isaias the prophet was delivered unto him. And as he unfolded the book, he found the place where it was written:

English Revised Version
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And he opened the book, and found the place where it was written,

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was delivered to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

Weymouth New Testament
And there was handed to Him the book of the Prophet Isaiah, and, opening the book, He found the place where it was written,

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Vincent's Word Studies

The book (βιβλίον)

A diminutive of βίβλος, the inner bark of the papyrus, used for writing. Hence a roll. The word is also used to denote a division of a work, and is therefore appropriate here to mark the writings of a single prophet as related to the whole body of the prophetic writings.

Opened (ἀναπτύξας)

Lit., unrolled. Both this and the simple verb πτύσσω, to close (Luke 4:20), occur only once in the New Testament. The former word was used in medical language of the opening out of various parts of the body, and the latter of the rolling up of bandages. The use of these terms by Luke the physician is the more significant from the fact that elsewhere in the New Testament ἀνοίγω is used for the opening of a book (Revelation 5:2-5; Revelation 10:2, Revelation 10:8; Revelation 20:12); and εἰλίσσω, for rolling it up (Revelation 6:14).

Found

As if by chance: reading at the place where the roll opened of itself, and trusting to divine guidance.

Was written (ἦν γεγραμμένον)

Lit., was having been written; i.e., stood written.

Luke 4:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the book.

Luke 20:42 And David himself said in the book of Psalms, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you on my right hand,

Acts 7:42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O you house of Israel...

Acts 13:15,27 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, You men and brothers...

he had. [Anaptusso,] 'unrolled the book;' the Sacred Writings being anciently (as they are still in the synagogues) written on skins of parchment, and rolled on two rollers, beginning on each end, so that in reading from right to left, they rolled off with the left hand while they rolled on with the right.

the place.

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek...

Cross References
Luke 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.

Luke 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,

Luke 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.

Luke 16:29
But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.'

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