Luke 4:32
New International Version
They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority.

New Living Translation
There, too, the people were amazed at his teaching, for he spoke with authority.

English Standard Version
and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority.

Berean Study Bible
They were astonished at His teaching, because His message had authority.

Berean Literal Bible
and they were astonished at His teaching, for His message was with authority.

New American Standard Bible
and they were amazed at His teaching, for His message was with authority.

King James Bible
And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

Christian Standard Bible
They were astonished at his teaching because his message had authority.

Contemporary English Version
His teaching amazed them because he spoke with power.

Good News Translation
They were all amazed at the way he taught, because he spoke with authority.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They were astonished at His teaching because His message had authority.

International Standard Version
They were utterly amazed at what he taught, because his message was spoken with authority.

NET Bible
They were amazed at his teaching, because he spoke with authority.

New Heart English Bible
and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word was with authority.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were astonished at his teaching for his message was with authority.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people were amazed at his teachings because he spoke with authority.

New American Standard 1977
and they were amazed at His teaching, for His message was with authority.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they were astonished at his doctrine, for his word was with power.

King James 2000 Bible
And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

American King James Version
And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

American Standard Version
and they were astonished at his teaching; for his word was with authority.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his speech was with power.

Darby Bible Translation
And they were astonished at his doctrine, for his word was with authority.

English Revised Version
and they were astonished at his teaching; for his word was with authority.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

Weymouth New Testament
And they were greatly impressed by His teaching, because He spoke with the language of authority.

World English Bible
and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word was with authority.

Young's Literal Translation
and they were astonished at his teaching, because his word was with authority.
Study Bible
Jesus Expels an Unclean Spirit
31Then He went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath He began to teach the people. 32They were astonished at His teaching, because His message had authority. 33In the synagogue there was a man possessed by the spirit of an unclean demon. He cried out in a loud voice,…
Cross References
Matthew 7:28
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at His teaching,

Luke 2:47
And all who heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers.

Luke 4:33
In the synagogue there was a man possessed by the spirit of an unclean demon. He cried out in a loud voice,

Luke 4:36
All the people were overcome with amazement and asked one another, "What is this message? With authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!"

John 7:46
"Never has anyone spoken like this man!" the officers answered.

Treasury of Scripture

And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

Luke 4:36
And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

Jeremiah 23:28,29
The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD…

Matthew 7:28,29
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: …







Lexicon
They were astonished
ἐξεπλήσσοντο (exeplēssonto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1605: To strike with panic or shock; I amaze, astonish. From ek and plesso; to strike with astonishment.

at
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

teaching,
διδαχῇ (didachē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1322: Teaching, doctrine, what is taught. From didasko; instruction.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

message
λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

had
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

authority.
ἐξουσίᾳ (exousia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1849: From exesti; privilege, i.e. force, capacity, competency, freedom, or mastery, delegated influence.
(32) At his doctrine.--Better, His teaching, as elsewhere. The form and manner was what amazed men.

His word was with power.--The word used is the same as the "authority" of Matthew 7:29. There was no timid references to the traditions of the elders or the dictum of this or that scribe, such as they were familiar with in the sermons they commonly heard in their synagogues.

Verse 32. - And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power. We have here again a picture which gives a general summary of Jesus' life extending over a considerable period. This is the fifth of these pictures of St. Luke. It represents the Master dwelling quietly at Capernaum, in the midst of his disciples, teaching and preaching; on the sabbath days gathering a considerable concourse drawn from the people at large, and generally surprising the listeners with his earnestness, freshness, and ability, which carried conviction into many a heart, Gentile as well as Jew. Although this period of the life of Jesus was signalized by many miracles, it does not seem that his ordinary preaching and teaching needed any such supernatural testimony to enable it to win its way. St. Luke especially tells us it was with power, and that the crowds heard it amazed and astonished. St. Matthew gives us (Matthew 7:29) one reason, which helps us to understand something of this success which attended his teaching. It was "not as the scribes." In the Talmud we have many a fair specimen of the sacred instruction of the "schools" in the time of our Lord. Frivolous minutiae, hair-splitting of texts, weary repetition of the sayings of the men of old, questions connected with the exact keeping of the sabbath, with the tithing of mint, anise, and cummin, a singular lack of all dealing with the weightier matters of the Law - justice, judgment, truth - were among the characteristics of the scribes' popular instruction. The practical heart-searching words of Jesus were in strong contrast with the curious but useless themes dwelt on by the official teachers of the day. It was with the thirty-first verse of this chapter that the great Gnostic heretic, Marcion (second century) began his Gospel, which, in the early days of Christianity, had a vast circulation. Marcion, while preferring St. Luke's Gospel, as emanating from St. Paul, before putting it out as the authoritative history to be used by his numerous followers, cut out the earlier chapters of our Gospel, which bore on the birth and infancy of the Lord, commencing here - prefixing, however, a note of time, thus: "In the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius, Jesus went down" (Marcioh probably intended it to be understood from heaven) "into the town of Galilee named Capernaum." 4:31-44 Christ's preaching much affected the people; and a working power went with it to the consciences of men. These miracles showed Christ to be a controller and conqueror of Satan, a healer of diseases. Where Christ gives a new life, in recovery from sickness, it should be a new life, spent more than ever in his service, to his glory. Our business should be to spread abroad Christ's fame in every place, to beseech him in behalf of those diseased in body or mind, and to use our influence in bringing sinners to him, that his hands may be laid upon them for their healing. He cast the devils out of many who were possessed. We were not sent into this world to live to ourselves only, but to glorify God, and to do good in our generation. The people sought him, and came unto him. A desert is no desert, if we are with Christ there. He will continue with us, by his word and Spirit, and extend the same blessings to other nations, till, throughout the earth, the servants and worshippers of Satan are brought to acknowledge him as the Christ, the Son of God, and to find redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
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