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Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
16 He went to Nazareth,(F) where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue,(G) as was his custom. He stood up to read,(H) 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,(I)
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news(J) 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](K)
20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down.(L) The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled(M) in your hearing.”
22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.(N)
24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown.(Q) 25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.(R) 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.(S) 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy[b] in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”(T)
28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. 29 They got up, drove him out of the town,(U) and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. 30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.(V)
Jesus Drives Out an Impure Spirit(W)
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,(AA) Jesus of Nazareth?(AB) Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are(AC)—the Holy One of God!”(AD)
35 “Be quiet!” Jesus said sternly.(AE) “Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him.
36 All the people were amazed(AF) and said to each other, “What words these are! With authority(AG) and power he gives orders to impure spirits and they come out!” 37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.(AH)
38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. 39 So he bent over her and rebuked(AK) the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.