Luke 4
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1NOW Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and the Spirit carried him away into the wilderness, 2Forty days, in order that he might be tempted by the adversary. And he did not eat anything in those days; and when they were over, at last he became hungry. 3And the adversary said to him, If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread. 4Jesus answered and said to him, It is written, That it is not by bread alone that man can live, but by every word of God.

5Then Satan took him up to a high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the earth in a short time. 6And the adversary said to him, I will give you all this power and its glory, which are entrusted to me, and I give it to whom I please; 7If therefore you worship me, it will all be yours. 8Jesus answered and said to him, It is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only you shall serve.

9And he brought him to Jerusalem and made him to stand up on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here;

10For it is written, That he will command his angels concerning you, to watch you;

11And they will take you up in their arms, so that even your foot may not strike a stone.

12Jesus answered and said to him, It is said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.

13When the adversary was through with all his temptations, he left him for some time.

14So Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee; and the fame about him went out through all the country around them. 15And he taught in their synagogues, and was praised by every man.

16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he entered the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was the custom, and stood up to read. 17And the book of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. And Jesus opened the book, and found the place where it is written,

18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because of this he has anointed me, to preach good tidings to the poor; and he has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, and to proclaim release to the captives, and sight to the blind; to strengthen with forgiveness those who are bruised

19And to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20And he rolled up the scroll and gave it to the attendant, and went and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21And he began to say to them, To-day this scripture is fulfilled in your ears. 22And all testified to him, and were amazed by the words of grace which came out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this man the son of Joseph? 23Jesus said to them, You might probably tell me this proverb, “Physician, heal yourself”; and all that we heard you did in Capernaum, do also here in your own city. 24Then he said, Truly I say to you, No prophet is acceptable in his own city. 25For truly I say to you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of the prophet Elijah, when the heaven was closed for three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout the land; 26Yet Elijah was not sent to one of them, but to Zarephath of Sidon, to a widow. 27And there were many lepers in Israel in the days of the prophet Elisha, and yet not one of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian. 28When those who were in the synagogue heard these things, they were all filled with anger. 29And they rose up, and took him outside the city, and brought him to the brow of the mountain, on which their city was built, that they might throw him down from a cliff. 30But he passed through the midst of them and went away.

31And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and he taught them on the sabbaths. 32And they were astonished at his teaching; because his word had power. 33And there was in the synagogue a man who had an unclean, demonic spirit, and he cried in a loud voice, 34And said, Leave me alone, what have we in common, O Jesus the Nazarene? have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, “Holy One of God”! 35And Jesus rebuked him, and said, Keep quiet, and come out of him. The demon threw him in the midst, and went out of him, and did him no harm. 36And every man was seized with amazement, and spoke among themselves, saying, What kind of word is this, that he commands unclean spirits with authority and power, and they go out! 37And the fame about him went out through all the country around them.

38And when Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. And Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering with a severe fever; and they besought him for her. 39And he stood by her, and rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she rose up immediately and ministered to them.

40When the sun was setting, all who had sick people suffering from divers diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hand on each one of them, and healed them. 41Demons also came out of many, who cried out saying, You are the Christ, the Son of God. And he rebuked them, and he would not allow them to speak; that they might not know that he was the Christ.

42And in the morning, he came out and went to a desert place; and the people were looking for him, and came where he was; and they held him so that he might not leave them. 43But Jesus said to them, I must preach the kingdom of God in other cities also; because I was sent for this.

44And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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