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Luke 4:25-27 The Passion Translation (TPT)

25 “Isn’t it true that there were many widows in the land of Israel during the days of the prophet Elijah when he locked up the heavens for three and a half years and brought a devastating famine over all the land? 26 But he wasn’t sent to any of the widows living in that region. Instead, he was sent to a foreign place, to a widow in Zarephath of Sidon.[a] 27 Or have you not considered that the prophet Elisha healed only Naaman,[b] the Syrian, rather than one of the many Jewish lepers living in the land?”


  1. Luke 4:26 Zarephath means “the place of refining.” Sidon means “fishery” and was a Phoenician seaport city.
  2. Luke 4:27 Both the Aramaic and Greek texts have “Naaman the Aramean” or “descendant of Aram.” The Arameans inhabited what is now Syria. Naaman means “pleasantness.”
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