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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Luke 4:33-37

Luke 4:33-37. See this paragraph explained at large in the notes on Mark 1:23-28. What have we to do with thee Thy present business is with men, not with devils. I know thee who thou art But did he, did even the prince of devils know Jesus, some time before, when he dared to say to him, Luke 4:6, All this power is delivered to me, and to whomsoever I will I give it? The Holy One of God Either this confession was extorted from him by terror, (for the devils believe and tremble,) or, he... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Luke 4:31-37

28. Man with an evil spirit healed (Mark 1:21-28; Luke 4:31-37)While in Capernaum Jesus preached in the local synagogue. People noticed that his teaching was very much different from that of the Jewish religious teachers. Instead of arguing about small points of the law he taught the truth of God plainly. All who heard had no doubt that this was God’s message taught with his authority (Mark 1:21-22).On this occasion, however, Jesus’ teaching was violently opposed by evil satanic powers that had... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Luke 4:37

fame = noise, or ringing in the ears. Greek echos. Not the same word as in Luke 4:14 . Occurs only here, Acts 2:2 and Hebrews 12:19 . The verb echo occurs in Luke 21:25 and 1 Corinthians 13:1 . A medical word (see Colossians 4:14 ). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 4:14-50

IV. JESUS’ MINISTRY IN AND AROUND GALILEE 4:14-9:50Luke commenced his account of Jesus’ public ministry with His return to Galilee following His temptation. This section of his Gospel ends with Jesus’ decision to leave Galilee for Jerusalem and the Cross (Luke 9:51). Luke did not give as much information about Jesus’ Galilean ministry as the other synoptic writers did (cf. Matthew 4:12 to Matthew 16:12; Mark 1:14 to Mark 8:26). He chose, rather, to emphasize Jesus’ ministry as He traveled from... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 4:31-37

The exorcism of a demoniac in the Capernaum synagogue 4:31-37 (cf. Mark 1:21-28) read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 4:31-44

3. Jesus’ ministry in and around Capernaum 4:31-44The people of Nazareth rejected Jesus because they did not believe that He was the Messiah or the Son of God. Luke next gave many proofs of Jesus’ messiahship and deity. He chose incidents from Jesus’ ministry in and around Galilee to demonstrate this. The first four incidents happened in Capernaum and its environs. Even though these incidents involved miracles, they occurred in a broader context of teaching. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 4:36-37

Again Luke noted the amazement of the observers (Gr. thambos, wonder mixed with fear). The people questioned the powerful word (Gr. logos, Luke 4:32) of Jesus marked by authority (Gr. exousia) and power (Gr. dynamei) over unclean spirits (i.e., demons). Perhaps Luke stressed the "word" of Jesus because the Greeks put much stock in the power of a great person’s words, people such as the great Greek orators, for example. The reports of this miracle spread Jesus’ fame farther into the surrounding... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 4:1-44

The Temptation. Nazareth. Capernaum1-13. The Temptation (Matthew 4:1; Mark 1:12). See on Mt.5. Lk inverts 2nd and 3rd Temptations.13. For a season] ’These words signify “until a favourable time.” The conflict foretold so precisely, can be none other than that of Gethsemane. “This is your hour and the power of darkness,” said Jesus at this very time (Luke 22:53), and a few moments before He had said, “The prince of this world cometh” (John 14:30)’ (Godet).14, 15. Return to Galilee. Beginning of... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Luke 4:33-37

(33-37) And in the synagogue.—See Notes on Mark 1:23-27. The narrative, as being common to these two Gospels, and not found in St. Matthew, may be looked on as having probably been communicated by one Evangelist to the other when they met at Rome (Colossians 4:10; Colossians 4:14). See Introduction to St. Mark. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Luke 4:1-44

Luke 4:4 The Greeks... knew that man does not live by bread alone, that livelihood is not life, that mere wealth is not well-being. The satisfaction of material wants is not the end of human endeavour. The wealth of nations, like the happiness of individuals, has its source deeper than in the accumulation of riches or the expansion of commerce. The true value of the goods of life is determined by the sense of life as a whole, and by their relation to the higher and distinctively human ends of... read more

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