Luke 4:23-29

23 And He said to them, "No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, 'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done 1at Capernaum, do here in 2your hometown as well.' "
24 And He said, "Truly I say to you, 3no prophet is welcome in his hometown.
25 "But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel 4in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;
26 and yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but 5only * to Zarephath, in the land of 6Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
27 "And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but 7only * Naaman the Syrian."
28 And all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heard these things;
29 and they got up and 8drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff.

Luke 4:23-29 In-Context

21 And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."
22 And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, "Is this not Joseph's son?"
23 And He said to them, "No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, 'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.' "
24 And He said, "Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown.
25 "But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;
26 and yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
27 "And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian."
28 And all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heard these things;
29 and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff.
30 But passing through their midst, He went His way.
31 And He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and He was teaching them on the Sabbath;

Cross References 8

  • 1. Matthew 4:13; Mark 1:21f; Mark 2:1f; Luke 4:35f; John 4:46f
  • 2. Mark 6:1; Luke 2:39, 51; Luke 4:16
  • 3. Matthew 13:57; Mark 6:4; John 4:44
  • 4. 1 Kings 17:1; 1 Kings 18:1; James 5:17
  • 5. 1 Kings 17:9
  • 6. Matthew 11:21
  • 7. 2 Kings 5:1-14
  • 8. Numbers 15:35; Acts 7:58; Hebrews 13:12

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