Modern Literal Version
[Luke 4]

     {Mar 1:12-13 & Mat 4:1-11 & Luk 4:1-13.}

     4:1 Now full of the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan, and was being led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 4:2 being tempted by the devil for forty days. And he ate nothing in those days, and later, after they were completed, he hungered. 4:3 And the devil said to him, If you are the Son of God, speak to this stone in order that it may become bread.

     4:4 And Jesus answered to him, saying, It has been written, 'Man will not live on bread only, but upon every declaration from God.'{Deu 8:3}

     4:5 And the devil, having led him up into a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited-earth in an instant of time. 4:6 And the devil said to him, I will be giving all this authority, and the glory of them, to you, because it has been given to me, and I am giving it to whomever I wish. 4:7 Therefore, if you worship only in my sight, all this will be yours.

     4:8 And Jesus answered and said to him, Proceed behind me, adversary! It has been written, 'You will be worshiping the Lord your God and you will be giving-divine service to him only.'{Deu 6:13}

     4:9 And he led him to Jerusalem, and stood him upon the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself downward from here. 4:10 For* it has been written, 'He will be commanding his messengers concerning you, to guard you,' 4:11 and, 'They will lift you up upon their hands, lest you might hit your foot with a stone.' {Psa 91:11-12}

     4:12 And Jesus answered and said to him, It has been spoken, 'Do not test the Lord your God.'{Deu 6:16}

     4:13 And after the devil had completed every temptation, he withdrew from him till anothertime.

     {Luk 4:14a & Joh 4:44-45 Arrival in Galilee.}

     4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee.

     {Mar 1:14b-15 & Mat 4:17 & Luk 4:14b-15.}

     And fame went out throughout the whole region around there concerning him. 4:15 And he was teaching in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

     {Luk 4:16-31; no parallel.}

     4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he was being reared up, and according to his custom, he entered into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read. 4:17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. And having unrolled the scroll and found the place where it had been written, 4:18'The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because of which, he anointed me to proclaim the good-news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the crushed in heart, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth the downtrodden to deliverance, 4:19to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.'{Isa 61:1-2}4:20 And having furled the scroll and he gave back to the attendant. He sat down, and the eyes of all were staring at him in the synagogue. 4:21 But he began to say to them, This Scripture has been fulfilled today in your*ears.

     4:22 And all were testifying of him, and were marveling at the words of favor which are traveling from his mouth, and they were saying, Is this not Joseph's son?

     4:23 And he said to them, You* will certainly say this parable to me, Physician, heal yourself. We heard how-much had happened in Capernaum, do*it here also in your fatherland. 4:24 But he said, Assuredly I am saying to you*, No prophet is acceptable in his fatherland. 4:25But in truth I say to you*, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was locked for three years and six months, as such there became a great famine over all the land;4:26and Elijah was sent to none of them, except to Zarephath from Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.4:27And there weremany lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them were cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian.

     4:28 And they were all filled with fury in the synagogue, while hearing these things; 4:29 and having risen* up, they put him out, outside the city, and led him to the brow of the mountain upon which their city had been built, *that* they might propel him off the cliff. 4:30 But having gone through the middle of them, he was traveling away.

     {Mar 1:21-28 & Luk 4:31-37 Capernaum.}

     4:31 And he came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath; 4:32 and they were being astounded at his teaching, because his word was with* authority.4:33 And a man was in the synagogue, who has a spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 4:34 saying, Ah! What is this thing to us and to you, Jesus the Nazarene? Did you come to destroy us? I know you, who you are, the Holy One of God.

     4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hush and come out of him. And after the demon tossed him into the middle of them, he came away from him, having not harmed him.

     4:36 And amazement came* upon all, and they were speaking together with one another, saying, What is this word, because he commands the unclean spirits with* authority and power, and they come out? 4:37 And a rumor was traveling out concerning him, into every place of the region around.

     {Mar 1:29-34 & Mat 8:14-17 & Luk 4:38-41 Capernaum.}

     4:38 Now he rose* up from the synagogue and entered into the house of Simon. Now Simon's mother-in-law was being held by a great fever, and they asked him concerning her. 4:39 And he stood above her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and instantly, she rose* up and was serving them.

     4:40 Now at the setting of the sun, all, as many as had anyone sick with various diseases led them to him, and having laid his hands on each one of them, he healed them. 4:41 Now demons were also coming out from many, crying out and saying, You are the Christ, the Son of God. And rebuking them, he was not permitting them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

     {Mar 1:35-39 & Mat 4:23-25 & Luk 4:42-44 Preaching through Galilee.}

     4:42 Now after it became day, he went out and traveled into a desolate place, and the crowds were seeking him and came to him, and were holding-onto him to not travel away from them. 4:43But he said to them, It is essential for me to also proclaim the good-news of the kingdom of God to the othercities, because I have been sent forth to this end.

     4:44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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