III. The Ministry of the Man-Savior
in His Human Virtues
with His Divine Attributes
1. Proclaiming the Jubilee of Grace
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the 1aSpirit into bGalilee. And 2creports about Him went out through all the surrounding region.
15 And He 1ataught in their 2bsynagogues and was 3glorified by all.
16 And He acame to bNazareth, where He had been brought up, and according to His ccustom He entered on the dSabbath day into the esynagogue and stood up to fread.
17 And the scroll of the prophet aIsaiah was handed to Him. And He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
18 a"The 1bSpirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has canointed Me to 2dannounce the gospel to the 3epoor; He has sent Me to proclaim frelease to the 4captives, and 5recovery of sight to the 6gblind, to send away in release those who are 7hoppressed,
19 To proclaim the 1acceptable year of the Lord, the year of jubilee.''
20 And when He rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant, He sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
21 And He began to say to them, Today this Scripture has been afulfilled in your hearing.
22 And all bore witness to Him and amarveled at the 1words of bgrace proceeding out of His mouth, and they said, Is not this 2cJoseph's son?
23 And He said to them, Surely you will say this proverb to Me, Physician, heal ayourself! What we heard happening in bCapernaum, do here also in Your own country.
24 And He said, Truly I say to you that no prophet is acceptable in his own country.
25 But in truth I say to you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of aElijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;
26 And to none of them was Elijah sent, except to the city of 1aSarepta of bSidon, to a 2woman who was a widow.
27 And there were many alepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them were cleansed, except bNaaman the Syrian.
28 And all in the synagogue were filled with aanger when they heard these things,
29 And they rose up and acast Him out of the city and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built so that they might throw Him down the cliff.
30 But He, 1passing through their midst, awent away.