Luke 4:20
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English Standard Version
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.

King James Bible
And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

American Standard Version
And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had folded the book, he restored it to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.

English Revised Version
And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

Weymouth New Testament
And rolling up the book, He returned it to the attendant, and sat down--to speak. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.

Luke 4:20 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

He closed (πτύξας)

See on Luke 4:17.

Minister (ὑπηρέτῃ)

See on Matthew 5:25. Lit., as Rev., attendant. Minister is likely to be misunderstood as referring to the president of the congregation, who, as the teaching elder, would have addressed the people if Jesus had not done so. It means the attendant who had charge of the sacred rolls. He was a salaried officer, a kind of chapel-clerk.

Sat down

As about to teach; that being the habitual position of a Jewish teacher.

Were fastened (ἦσαν ἀτενίζοντες)

The participle and finite verb denoting continuous, steadfast attention. The verb, from τείνω, to stretch, denotes fixed attention. Indeed, the word attention itself, etymologically considered, conveys the same idea.

Luke 4:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and he.

Luke 4:17 And there was delivered to him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book...

Matthew 20:26-28 But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister...

and sat.

Luke 5:3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land...

Matthew 5:1,2 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came to him...

Matthew 13:1,2 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side...

John 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him; and he sat down, and taught them.

Acts 13:14-16 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down...

Acts 16:13 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down...

And the.

Luke 19:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

Acts 3:12 And when Peter saw it, he answered to the people, You men of Israel, why marvel you at this? or why look you so earnestly on us...

Cross References
Matthew 26:55
At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me.

Matthew 27:60
and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.

Luke 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,

Luke 4:21
And he began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

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