Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
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15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
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16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read,
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17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,because he has anointed meto proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisonersand recovery of sight for the blind,to set the oppressed free,
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19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”a
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20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him.
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21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
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22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.
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23 Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’ ”
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24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
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25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.
26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.
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27 And there were many in Israel with leprosybin the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”
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    • v 4:27 - The Greek word traditionally translated "leprosy" was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
      28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.
      29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff.
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      30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
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      Jesus Drives Out an Impure Spirit

      31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people.
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      32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority.
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      33 In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an impure spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice,
      34 “Go away! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”
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      35 “Be quiet!” Jesus said sternly. “Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him.
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      36 All the people were amazed and said to each other, “What words these are! With authority and power he gives orders to impure spirits and they come out!”
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      37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
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