Luke 4:21
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New International Version
He began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."

New Living Translation
Then he began to speak to them. "The Scripture you've just heard has been fulfilled this very day!"

English Standard Version
And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

New American Standard Bible
And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

King James Bible
And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He began by saying to them, "Today as you listen, this Scripture has been fulfilled."

International Standard Version
he began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled, as you've heard it read aloud."

NET Bible
Then he began to tell them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled even as you heard it being read."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he began to say to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he said to them, "This passage came true today when you heard me read it."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he began to say unto them, Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.

King James 2000 Bible
And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

American King James Version
And he began to say to them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

American Standard Version
And he began to say unto them, To-day hath this scripture been fulfilled in your ears.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this scripture in your ears.

Darby Bible Translation
And he began to say to them, To-day this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.

English Revised Version
And he began to say unto them, Today hath this scripture been fulfilled in your ears.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he began to say to them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Weymouth New Testament
Then He proceeded to say to them, "To-day is this Scripture fulfilled in your hearing."

World English Bible
He began to tell them, "Today, this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

Young's Literal Translation
And he began to say unto them -- 'To-day hath this writing been fulfilled in your ears;'
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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

And he began to say unto them,.... To preach from those words; the explanation of which he gave, though not here recorded, and applied them to himself, to whom they belonged, saying:

this day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears; which is as if he should say, I am the person here spoken of; and at this present time the Spirit of God is upon me; I am anointed with the Holy Ghost, and now preach glad tidings to you, and all the good things here mentioned, and for the several ends proposed; and this Scripture has its full accomplishment which has been read unto you, and you have heard this day. So the Syriac version renders it, "which is in your ears"; that is, which you have now heard. The Jews themselves acknowledge, that these words are spoken of the Messiah. One of their writers (i) says,

"these are the words of the prophet with respect to the Messiah; for the Messiah shall say so, "because the Lord hath anointed me", &c.''

And so said the true Messiah Jesus. Another of them expresses himself thus (k):

"these are the words of the prophet with respect to the Messiah; for the Messiah shall say thus, "because the Lord hath anointed me", &c. or they are the words of the prophet concerning himself.''

And elsewhere it is said by them (l),

"the holy, blessed God, will send his Messiah to us, and he shall be worthy of this, (i.e. the character of a meek person) as it is said, Isaiah 61:1 "he hath sent me to preach glad tidings to the meek."''

(i) Kimchi in Sepher Shorash. rad. (k) R. Sol. Hamelec in Miclol Yophi in loc. (l) Juchaain, fol. 69. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. began to say, &c.—His whole address was just a detailed application to Himself of this and perhaps other like prophecies.

Luke 4:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
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. 21And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." 22And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, "Is this not Joseph's son?"…
Cross References
Luke 4:20
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him.

Luke 4:22
All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. "Isn't this Joseph's son?" they asked.
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