Luke 4:20

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he closed the booke, and hee gaue it againe to the minister, and sate downe: and the eyes of all them that were in the Synagogue were fastened on him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And shutting the book he gave it back to the servant and took his seat: and the eyes of all in the Synagogue were fixed on him.
- Basic English Bible

And having rolled up the book, when he had delivered it up to the attendant, he sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed upon him.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

And rolling up the book, He returned it to the attendant, and sat down--to speak. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
- Weymouth Bible

He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.
- World English Bible

And whanne he hadde closid the book, he yaf ayen to the mynystre, and sat; and the iyen of alle men in the synagoge were biholdynge in to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And having folded the roll, having given [it] back to the officer, he sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue were gazing on him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 4:20


Lu 4:20 Closed the book. Rolled up the manuscript. Gave [it] again to the minister. Not a rabbi, but an officer who had charge of the building and its furniture. And sat down. It was the custom of the synagogue to stand while reading, to sit while teaching. The eyes of all . . . in the synagogue. The man brought up among them was about to address them for the first time. The report from other places preceded this visit; the passage was remarkable, and doubtless there was something in the appearance of our Lord, especially under these circumstances, which would command unusual attention (Schaff). His mother, brethren and sisters were probably present.

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