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Luke 4:32

32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority.

Read Luke 4:32 Using Other Translations

And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority.
There, too, the people were amazed at his teaching, for he spoke with authority.

What does Luke 4:32 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 4:32

And they were astonished at his doctrine
At the matter of it, as well as the manner in which it was delivered, it being so different from the Scribes and Pharisees, they had been used to:

for his word was with power:
he spake with great fervency, majesty, and authority, and not with coldness and indifference, and dependence on the sense and authority of others, as their teachers did; and besides, such power went along with the word, that it reached their hearts; and as the Persic version renders it, "he penetrated them with it"; and he also confirmed it by powerful operations, by miraculous works, such as casting out devils, and healing diseases, of which an account follows.

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