Luke 4:18-19

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a]

Luke 4:18-19 In-Context

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,
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,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
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.
21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

Cross References 3

  • 1. S John 3:34
  • 2. Mark 16:15
  • 3. Leviticus 25:10; Isaiah 61:1,2; Psalms 102:20; Psalms 103:6; Isaiah 42:7; Isaiah 49:8,9; Isaiah 58:6

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Isaiah 61:1,2 (see Septuagint); Isaiah 58:6
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