New International Version
and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
King James Bible
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
Darby Bible Translation
And [the] book of the prophet Esaias was given to him; and having unrolled the book he found the place where it was written,
World English Bible
The book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. He opened the book, and found the place where it was written,
Young's Literal Translation
and there was given over to him a roll of Isaiah the prophet, and having unfolded the roll, he found the place where it hath been written:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And when he had opened the book - Αναπτυξας, When he had unrolled it. The Sacred Writings used to this day, in all the Jewish synagogues, are written on skins of basil, parchment, or vellum, sewed end to end, and rolled on two rollers, beginning at each end; so that, in reading from right to left, they roll off with the left, while they roll on with the right. Probably the place in the Prophet Isaiah, here referred to, was the lesson for that day; and Jesus unrolled the manuscript till he came to the place: then, after having read, he rolled it up again, and returned it to the officer, Luke 4:20, the ruler of the synagogue, or his servant, whose business it was to take care of it. The place that he opened was probably the section for the day. See the table at the end of Deuteronomy, and the note at the end of that table.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
he had. [Anaptusso,] 'unrolled the book;' the Sacred Writings being anciently (as they are still in the synagogues) written on skins of parchment, and rolled on two rollers, beginning on each end, so that in reading from right to left, they rolled off with the left hand while they rolled on with the right.
LibraryPreaching at Nazareth
'And He began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled In your ears.'--LUKE iv. 21. This first appearance of our Lord, in His public work at Nazareth, the home of His childhood, was preceded, as we learn from John's Gospel, by a somewhat extended ministry in Jerusalem. In the course of it, He cast the money-changers out of the Temple, did many miracles, had His conversation with Nicodemus, and on His return towards Galilee met the woman of Samaria at the well. The report of these things, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
Private Prayer, and Public Worship.
Standing with the People
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read,
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
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.
"Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.'
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