Luke 4:32

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

Luke 4:32 in Other Translations

32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
32 and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority.
32 There, too, the people were amazed at his teaching, for he spoke with authority.
32 They were surprised and impressed - his teaching was so forthright, so confident, so authoritative, not the quibbling and quoting they were used to.
32 They were astonished at His teaching because His message had authority.

Luke 4:32 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Luke 4:32 In-Context

30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people.
32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority.
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!”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Matthew 7:28
  • 2. ver 36; Matthew 7:29
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