The Temptation of Jesus
1 # For ver. 1-13, see Matt. 4:1-11; Mark 1:12, 13 And Jesus, #ver. 18; ch. 3:22; John 1:33; 3:34; Acts 10:38; [ch. 1:15; Acts 6:5] full of the Holy Spirit, #ch. 3:3, 21 returned from the Jordan and was led #ver. 14by the Spirit in the wilderness 2for #[Deut. 9:9, 18; 1 Kgs. 19:8] forty days, #[Heb. 2:18; 4:15] being tempted by the devil. #[Deut. 9:9, 18; 1 Kgs. 19:8] And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, #[John 4:6, 7]he was hungry. 3The devil said to him, “If you are #See Matt. 14:33 the Son of God, command #[ch. 3:8]this stone to become bread.” 4And Jesus answered him, #ver. 8, 10; Eph. 6:17 “It is written, #Cited from Deut. 8:3; [John 4:34]‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” 5#Matt. 4:8And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6and said to him, “To you #Rev. 13:2I will give all this authority and their glory, #Rev. 13:2for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8And Jesus answered him, #ver. 4; [ver. 12] “It is written,
# Cited from Deut. 6:13 “‘You shall worship the Lord your God,
1 Sam. 7:3
him only shall you serve.’”
Matt. 4:5 And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are #ver. 3the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10for it is written,
# Cited from Ps. 91:11, 12 “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
to guard you,’
# [See ver. 10 above] “‘On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
12And Jesus answered him, “It is said, #Cited from Deut. 6:16 ‘You shall not #[Isa. 7:12]put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him #[ch. 22:53; John 14:30]until an opportune time.
Jesus Begins His Ministry
Matt. 4:12 And Jesus returned #ver. 1; [Acts 1:8] in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and #ver. 37a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. 15And #See Matt. 4:23he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
16 # For ver. 16-30, [Matt. 13:54-58; Mark 6:1-6] And he came to #ch. 2:39, 51 Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And #[Acts 17:2] as was his custom, #ver. 31; See Mark 6:2 he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up #Acts 13:15, 27; 15:21to read. 17And #ch. 3:4; [Acts 8:28]the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
18 # Cited from Isa. 61:1, 2 “The Spirit of the Lord # ver. 1; [Acts 1:2] is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to #Matt. 11:5; [ch. 6:20] proclaim good news to the poor.
Ps. 146:7, 8 He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and #[Isa. 42:7; John 9:39; Acts 26:18] recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
Lev. 25:10; [Isa. 49:8; 2 Cor. 6:2] to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and #Matt. 26:55; [John 8:2]; [Matt. 5:1; 13:2] sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were #Acts 3:4; [ch. 19:48]fixed on him. 21And he began to say to them, “Today #Mark 12:10; Acts 8:35 this Scripture #See Matt. 1:22has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22And all spoke well of him and marveled at #Ps. 45:2 the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, #[Matt. 13:55; John 6:42] “Is not this #ch. 3:23Joseph’s son?” 23And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, #[ch. 23:39; Matt. 27:42] ‘“Physician, heal yourself.” What we have heard you did #Matt. 11:23; Mark 2:1-12; John 4:46-53at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.’” 24And he said, “Truly, I say to you, #See Matt. 13:57no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when #1 Kgs. 17:1; 18:1; James 5:17; [Rev. 11:6]the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, 26and Elijah was sent to none of them #1 Kgs. 17:9but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27And #[2 Kgs. 7:3] there were many lepers#4:27 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13 in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, #2 Kgs. 5:1-14but only Naaman the Syrian.” 28When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29And they rose up and #[Num. 15:35; Acts 7:58]drove 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. 30But #John 8:59; 10:39passing through their midst, he went away.
Jesus Heals a Man with an Unclean Demon
31 # For ver. 31-37, see Mark 1:21-28 And he #Matt. 4:13 went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And #ver. 15, 16; See Matt. 4:23 he was teaching them #See Mark 6:2on the Sabbath, 32and #ver. 36; See Matt. 7:28, 29they were astonished at his teaching, #ver. 36; See Matt. 7:28, 29for his word possessed authority. 33And #[See ver. 31 above]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!#4:34 Or Leave us alone #See Matt. 8:29 What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? #[Acts 19:15; James 2:19] I know who you are—#John 6:69; Acts 3:14; Rev. 3:7; [ch. 1:35; Heb. 7:26; 1 John 2:20]the Holy One of God.” 35But Jesus #ver. 41; See Matt. 12:16rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. 36And #ver. 32; [Matt. 8:27]they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? #ver. 32; [Matt. 8:27]For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!” 37And #ver. 14reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region.
Jesus Heals Many
38 # For ver. 38-41, see Matt. 8:14-16; Mark 1:29-34 And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now #1 Cor. 9:5Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39And he stood over her and #ch. 8:24; 9:42; Matt. 8:26; 17:18; Mark 4:39; 9:25rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.
40Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and #See Mark 5:23he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41#Mark 3:11, 12; [Acts 16:17, 18] And demons also came out of many, #ver. 33 crying, “You are #See Matt. 14:33 the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and #Mark 3:11, 12; [Acts 16:17, 18] would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was #See Matt. 1:17the Christ.
Jesus Preaches in Synagogues
42 # For ver. 42, 43, see Mark 1:35-38 And when it was day, he departed and went #ch. 5:16 into a desolate place. And #[Mark 1:36]the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, 43but he said to them, #See ch. 13:33 “I must #ch. 8:1; 16:16; Matt. 4:23; 24:14; Acts 8:12preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” 44And he was preaching #[Mark 1:39]in the synagogues of Judea.#4:44 Some manuscripts Galilee