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DASV: Luke 4
1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River,
and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2 where for forty days he was tempted of the devil. He did not
eat one thing during those days and when they were over he
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
5 Then the devil led him up, and showed him all the kingdoms
of the world in a moment of time.
6 The devil said to him, "To you I will give all this authority
and their glory; for it has been given to me; and I can give
it to anyone I wish.
7 If you will worship me, all this will be yours."
8 Jesus answered, "It is written, 'Worship the Lord your God,
and serve him alone."
9 The devil led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle
of the temple, and said to him, "If you are the Son of God,
cast yourself down from here,
10 for it is written, 'He will give his angels charge concerning
you, to protect you,'
11 and, 'with their hands they will bear you up, so that you do
not dash your foot against a stone.'"
12 Jesus replied, "It is said, 'Do not test the Lord your God.'"
13 When the devil had finished every temptation, he left him
waiting for a more opportune time.
14 Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and
news spread concerning him through the entire region.
15 He taught in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.
16 He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. As was his
custom he entered into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and
stood up to read.
17 The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him and he
unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed
me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim
release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind,
to set free those who are oppressed,
19 and to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
20 He rolled up the scroll, and gave it back to the attendant,
and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
21 He began to tell them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled
in your ears."
22 Everyone spoke well of him and was astonished at the gracious
words that came out of his mouth. They asked, "Is not this
23 He said to them, "Doubtless you will quote this proverb to me,
'Physician, heal yourself,' saying, 'do here in your own hometown
what we have heard that you did at Capernaum.'"
24 He said, "Truly I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his
25 But I tell you the truth, there were many widows in Israel in
the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three and a half
years, when there was a great famine over all the land;
26 yet Elijah was not sent to one of them except to a widow at
Zarephath, in Sidon.
27 There were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the
prophet; yet none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian.
28 When they heard these things all who were in the synagogue
29 They got up, and threw him out of the town, and brought him to
the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that
they might throw him off the cliff.
30 But he passed through the middle of them and went on his way.
31 He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee where he was
teaching them on the Sabbath day.
32 They were astonished at his teaching; for his word had
33 In the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an
unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice,
34 "Leave us alone! What do you want with us Jesus the Nazarene?
Are you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One
35 Jesus rebuked him, "Shut up, and come out of him." After the
demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him
without hurting him.
36 They were all amazed and they spoke with each other, saying,
"What is this word? For with authority and power he commands
even the unclean spirits, and they come out."
37 News about him spread into all the surrounding regions.
38 Jesus left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon. Now
Simon's wife's mother was suffering from high fever; and they
asked for his help for her.
39 He stood over her, and rebuked the fever, and it left her.
Immediately she got up and served them.
40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any of their family
sick with any kind of disease brought them to him; and he laid
his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
41 Demons also came out of many, crying out, and claiming, "You
are the Son of God." Rebuking them, he did not allow them to
speak, because they knew that he was the Messiah.
42 The next morning, he came out and went into a desert place.
The crowds were searching for him, and came to him, and wanted
to keep him from leaving.
43 But he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the
kingdom of God to the other towns also because that is why
I was sent."
44 He continued preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
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