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The Gospel according to Saint Luke, chapter 4, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 4

New English Translation


   The Temptation of Jesus
   1 Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he endured temptations from the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were completed, he was famished. 3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread." 4 Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Man does not live by bread alone.'"
   5 Then the devil led him up to a high place and showed him in a flash all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And he said to him, "To you I will grant this whole realm - and the glory that goes along with it, for it has been relinquished to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish. 7 So then, if you will worship me, all this will be yours." 8 Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'You are to worship the LORD your God and serve only him.'"
   9 Then the devil brought him to Jerusalem, had him stand on the highest point of the temple, and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10 for it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you, ' 11 and 'with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'" 12 Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'You are not to put the LORD your God to the test.'" 13 So when the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until a more opportune time.
   The Beginning of Jesus' Ministry in Galilee
   14 Then Jesus, in the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and news about him spread throughout the surrounding countryside. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by all.
   Rejection at Nazareth
   16 Now Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
   18 "The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and the regaining of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed,
   19 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor."
   20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to tell them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled even as you heard it being read." 22 All were speaking well of him, and were amazed at the gracious words coming out of his mouth. They said, "Isn't this Joseph's son?" 23 Jesus said to them, "No doubt you will quote to me the proverb, 'Physician, heal yourself!' and say, 'What we have heard that you did in Capernaum, do here in your hometown too.'" 24 And he added, "I tell you the truth, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25 But in truth I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in Elijah's days, when the sky was shut up three and a half years, and there was a great famine over all the land. 26 Yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but only to a woman who was a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. 27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, yet none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian." 28 When they heard this, all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage. 29 They got up, forced him out of the town, and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30 But he passed through the crowd and went on his way.
   Ministry in Capernaum
   31 So he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he began to teach the people. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because he spoke with authority.
   33 Now in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 "Ha! Leave us alone, Jesus the Nazarene! Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are - the Holy One of God." 35 But Jesus rebuked him: "Silence! Come out of him!" Then, after the demon threw the man down in their midst, he came out of him without hurting him. 36 They were all amazed and began to say to one another, "What's happening here? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!" 37 So the news about him spread into all areas of the region.
   38 After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. 39 So he stood over her, commanded the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them.
   40 As the sun was setting, all those who had any relatives sick with various diseases brought them to Jesus. He placed his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 Demons also came out of many, crying out, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them, and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.
   42 The next morning Jesus departed and went to a deserted place. Yet the crowds were seeking him, and they came to him and tried to keep him from leaving them. 43 But Jesus said to them, "I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns too, for that is what I was sent to do." 44 So he continued to preach in the synagogues of Judea.

King James Version


   1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
   2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
   3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
   4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
   5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
   6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
   7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
   8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
   9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
   10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
   11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
   12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
   13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
   14 ¶ And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
   15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
   16 ¶ And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
   17 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,
   18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
   19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
   20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
   21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
   22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
   23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
   24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
   25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
   26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
   27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
   28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
   29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
   30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
   31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.
   32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
   33 ¶ And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
   34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
   35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
   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.
   37 And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.
   38 ¶ And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her.
   39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
   40 ¶ Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
   41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
   42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.
   43 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
   44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
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