Luke 4:19
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New International Version
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

New Living Translation
and that the time of the LORD's favor has come."

English Standard Version
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

New American Standard Bible
TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD."

King James Bible
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.

International Standard Version
and to announce the year of the Lord's favor."

NET Bible
to proclaim the year of the Lord' s favor."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And to proclaim the acceptable era of THE LORD JEHOVAH.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to announce the year of the Lord's favor."

Jubilee Bible 2000
to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

American King James Version
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

American Standard Version
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To preach deliverance to the captives, and sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of reward.

Darby Bible Translation
to preach [the] acceptable year of [the] Lord.

English Revised Version
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
to proclaim the year of acceptance with the Lord."

World English Bible
and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."

Young's Literal Translation
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.'
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:14-30 Christ taught in their synagogues, their places of public worship, where they met to read, expound, and apply the word, to pray and praise. All the gifts and graces of the Spirit were upon him and on him, without measure. By Christ, sinners may be loosed from the bonds of guilt, and by his Spirit and grace from the bondage of corruption. He came by the word of his gospel, to bring light to those that sat in the dark, and by the power of his grace, to give sight to those that were blind. And he preached the acceptable year of the Lord. Let sinners attend to the Saviour's invitation when liberty is thus proclaimed. Christ's name was Wonderful; in nothing was he more so than in the word of his grace, and the power that went along with it. We may well wonder that he should speak such words of grace to such graceless wretches as mankind. Some prejudice often furnishes an objection against the humbling doctrine of the cross; and while it is the word of God that stirs up men's enmity, they will blame the conduct or manner of the speaker. The doctrine of God's sovereignty, his right to do his will, provokes proud men. They will not seek his favour in his own way; and are angry when others have the favours they neglect. Still is Jesus rejected by multitudes who hear the same message from his words. While they crucify him afresh by their sins, may we honour him as the Son of God, the Saviour of men, and seek to show we do so by our obedience.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. The time which he willed and fixed for the redemption of his people, and in which he showed his goodwill and pleasure unto sinful men, in the gift of his Son to them, and for them; and which, as the Arabic and Syriac versions render it, was a time "acceptable to the Lord": the sufferings of Christ were according to his will; his sacrifice was of a sweet smelling savour to him; his righteousness he was well pleased with; and the satisfaction and atonement for sin he made was a plenary and complete one: all Christ did, and suffered, were grateful to God, because hereby his perfections were glorified, his purposes, counsel, and covenant were accomplished, and his people saved. The Persic version renders it, "to preach the law acceptable to God", neither agreeable to the original text, nor its sense; for Christ was sent to preach the Gospel, and not the law. In the Vulgate Latin, and Arabic versions is added, "and the day of vengeance", out of the prophecy in Isaiah 61:2 but is not in any of the copies, or other versions. Our Lord did not read through all the three verses in the prophet, as it might be thought he would, and which was agreeable to the Jewish canon (c):

"he that reads in the law may not read less than three verses, and he may not read to an interpreter more than one verse, and in a prophet three; and if those three are three sections, they read everyone; they skip in a prophet, but they do not skip in the law.''

This last our Lord did, though he did not strictly attend to the former. Indeed, their rule, as elsewhere (d) given, obliged to read one and twenty verses; but this was not always observed; for

"if on a sabbath day there was an interpreter, or a preacher, they read in a prophet three verses, or five, or seven, and were not solicitous about twenty and one (e)''

(c) Misn. Megilia, c. 4. sect. 4. Massechet Sopherim, c. 11. sect. 1.((d) Piske Harosh Megilla, c. 3. art. 6. (e) Massechet Sopherim, c. 12. sect. 7.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

19. acceptable year—an allusion to the jubilee year (Le 25:10), a year of universal release for person and property. (See also Isa 49:8; 2Co 6:2.) As the maladies under which humanity groans are here set forth under the names of poverty, broken-heartedness, bondage, blindness, bruisedness (or crushedness), so, as the glorious Healer of all these maladies, Christ announces Himself in the act of reading it, stopping the quotation just before it comes to "the day of vengeance," which was only to come on the rejecters of His message (Joh 3:17). The first words, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me," have been noted since the days of the Church Fathers, as an illustrious example of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost being exhibited as in distinct yet harmonious action in the scheme of salvation.

Luke 4:19 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
18"THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, 19TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD." 20And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.…
Cross References
Leviticus 25:10
Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan.

Isaiah 42:1
"Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.

Isaiah 61:2
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
Treasury of Scripture

To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Luke 19:42 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day…

Leviticus 25:8-13,50-54 And you shall number seven sabbaths of years to you, seven times seven years…

Numbers 36:4 And when the jubilee of the children of Israel shall be…

Isaiah 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance …

Isaiah 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

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