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 for Luke 4:20

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 for Luke 4:20

Wesley's Notes for Luke 4:20


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|.

4:19 The acceptable year - Plainly alluding to the year of jubilee, when all, both debtors and servants, were set free.

4:21 To - day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears - By what you hear me speak.

4:22 The gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth - A person of spiritual discernment may find in all the discourses of our Lord a peculiar sweetness, gravity, and becomingness, such as is not to be found in the same degree, not even in those of the apostles.


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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