Luke 4:18

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,

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Spirit of the Lord is vpon mee, because hee hath anointed mee, to preach the Gospel to the poore, he hath sent mee to heale the broken hearted, to preach deliuerance to the captiues, and recouering of sight to the blinde, to set at libertie them that are bruised,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised,
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make well those who are broken-hearted; to say that the prisoners will be let go, and the blind will see, and to make the wounded free from their chains,
- Basic English Bible

[The] Spirit of [the] Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach glad tidings to [the] poor; he has sent me to preach to captives deliverance, and to [the] blind sight, to send forth [the] crushed delivered,
- Darby Bible

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 broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
- Webster's Bible

"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 announce release to the prisoners of war and recovery of sight to the blind: to send away free those whom tyranny has crushed,
- Weymouth Bible

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 heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed,
- World English Bible

The Spirit of the Lord on me, for which thing he anoyntide me; he sente me to preche to pore men, to hele contrite men in herte,
- Wycliffe Bible

`The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, Because He did anoint me; To proclaim good news to the poor, Sent me to heal the broken of heart, To proclaim to captives deliverance, And to blind receiving of sight, To send away the bruised with deliverance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 4:18


4:18 He hath anointed me - With the Spirit. He hath by the power of his Spirit which dwelleth in me, set me apart for these offices. To preach the Gospel to the poor - Literally and spiritually. How is the doctrine of the ever - blessed trinity interwoven, even in those scriptures where one would least expect it? How clear a declaration of the great Three - One is there in those very words, The Spirit - of the Lord is upon me! To proclaim deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised - Here is a beautiful gradation, in comparing the spiritual state of men to the miserable state of those captives, who are not only cast into prison, but, like Zedekiah, had their eyes put out, and were laden and bruised with chains of iron. #Isa 61:1|.


Discussion for Luke 4

  • Bruce
    You should read that part of job and you'll see he never asked. nobody said anything about the power of God. you're in denial of Satan's power! he destroys lives with his power! That's why you need the armor of God. if he have no power we wouldn't need armor! We would be living in the Garden of Eden.
  • Steve morrow
    john 19:11 JESUS answered thou couldest have no power at all against me except it were given thee from above therefore he that delivered ME unto thee hath the greater sin---revelation 19:20 and the beast was taken and with him the false that wrought miracles before him with which he deceived them that had the mark of the beast and them that worshipped his image these both were cast into a........
  • Irene123
    To Bruce - I can see you WANT satan to have his own power; Jesus is bigger than that, Bruce; Jesus is God and He is ALL powerful; if God created satan - you know God is ALL power - and satan as none. It's just - common sense. "Come, let us reason together ..............."; God wants us to use our common He gave us. And - why do you think satan was there before God that day? To ASK ...........
  • Bruce
    Irene: Satan never asked for permission he never even mentioned Job. God mentioned to him consider Job. God told Job go ahead do what you want. He can play with the weather, he can play with the minds of people to hurt others! He's taken moreto hell then that are going to heaven I think thats power! He is called ruler,king,prince of the air. Put on all the armor to stand against his power!
  • Irene123
    To Bruce on satan - he doesn't have power. Job 1:6-12. He has to present himself before God and ask permission. God allows him to grieve us to test our love and faith for Him. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.
  • Bruce
    Michael C: Satan has power and authority to give power and authority, Revelations 13. Destroyer of life 1Peter 5:8. ) Giver of life Romans 10:13

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