The Annunciation of Luke the Evangelist – Chapter 4
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1 And Jesus, being full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan. And the Spirit led him into the wilderness,
2 forty days, to be tempted by the Calumniator. And during those days, he ate nothing; and when he had completed them, he was at last hungry.
3 And the Calumniator said to him:
If thou art the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.
4 Jesus replied, and said to him:
It is written, Not by bread only, doth man live; but by every thing of God.
5 And Satan conducted him to a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the land, in a little time.
6 And the Calumniator said to him:
To thee will I give all this dominion, and the glory of it, which is committed to me, and to whom I please, I give it:
7 if therefore thou wilt worship before me, the whole shall be thine.
8 But Jesus replied, and said to him:
It is written Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said to him:
If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down hence:
10 for it is written, He will give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
11 and in their arms will they sustain thee, lest thou strike thy foot against a stone.
12 And Jesus replied and said to him:
It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
13 And when the Calumniator had finished all his temptations, he departed from him for a time.
14 And Jesus returned, in the power of the Spirit, to Galilee; and fame concerning him spread in all the region around them.
15 And he taught in their synagogues, and was lauded by every one.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up:
and he went, as he was accustomed, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and rose up to read.
17 And there was delivered to him the book of Isaiah the prophet. And Jesus opened the book, and found the place where it is written:
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; and therefore he hath anointed me to proclaim tidings to the poor; and hath sent me to heal the contrite in heart, and to proclaim release to the captives, and sight to the blind; and to send away the contrite with forgiveness [of their sins];
19 and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he rolled up the book, and gave it to the servitor, and went and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were gazing upon him.
21 And he began to say to them:
This day, is this scripture which ye have heard, fulfilled.
22 And all bare him witness, and admired the gracious words which proceeded from his mouth; and they said: Is not this the son of Joseph?
23 Jesus said to them:
Perhaps, ye will speak to me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: and whatever we have heard of thy doing in Capernaum, do thou here also in thy city.
24 And he said to them:
Verily I say to you,
There is no prophet who is acceptable in his own city.
25 And I tell you the truth, that there were many widows in the house of Israel, in the days of Elijah the prophet, when the heavens were closed up three years and six months, and there was a great famine in all the land:
26 but to no one of them was Elijah sent, except to Sarepta of Sidon, unto a widow woman.
27 And there were many leprous in the house of Israel, in the days of Elisha the prophet; but none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian.
28 And when they heard these things, those in the synagogue were all filled with wrath.
29 And they rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and brought him to the top of the hill on which the city was built, that they might cast him down from the rock.
30 But he passed through the midst of them, and went away.
31 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee; and taught them on sabbath days.
32 And they were astonished at his teaching, for his word was authoritative.
33 And there was in the synagogue a man, in whom was an unclean demon:
and he cried out, with a loud voice,
34 and said:
Let me alone:
What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Nazarean? Hast thou come to destroy us ? I know thee, who thou art, the Holy One of God.
35 And Jesus rebuked him, and said:
Shut thy mouth; and come out of him. And the demon threw him down in the midst, and came out of him, having not harmed him at all.
36 And wonder seized every one, and they talked together, and said:
What a word is this! For, with authority and efficiency, he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out
37 And his fame went out into all the surrounding region.
38 And when Jesus went out of the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. And the mother-in-law of Simon was afflicted with a severe fever: and they besought him in her behalf .
39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her. And immediately she arose and ministered to them.
40 And when the sun was set, all those that had sick persons, afflicted with divers diseases, brought them to him; and he laid his hand on every one of them, and healed them.
41 And demons went out of many, crying out and saying:
Thou art the Messiah, the Son of God.
And he rebuked them, and suffered them not to say, that they knew him to be Messiah.
42 And at the dawn of day, he went out and retired to a desert place. And the multitudes sought him, and went out to him, and held him fast, that he might not retire from them.
43 And Jesus said to them:
It behooveth me to announce the kingdom of God to other cities also; for therefore was I sent.
44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
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Ben Sira 44 KJVA
1 Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.
2 The Lord hath wrought great glory by them through his great power from the beginning.
3 Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophecies:
4 Leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent are their instructions:
5 Such as found out musical tunes, and recited verses in writing:
6 Rich men furnished with ability, living peaceably in their habitations:
7 All these were honoured in their generations, and were the glory of their times.
8 There be of them, that have left a name behind them, that their praises might be reported.
9 And some there be, which have no memorial; who are perished, as though they had never been; and are become as though they had never been born; and their children after them.
10 But these were merciful men, whose righteousness hath not been forgotten.
11 With their seed shall continually remain a good inheritance, and their children are within the covenant.
12 Their seed standeth fast, and their children for their sakes.
13 Their seed shall remain for ever, and their glory shall not be blotted out.
14 Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.
15 The people will tell of their wisdom, and the congregation will shew forth their praise.
16 Enoch pleased the Lord, and was translated, being an example of repentance to all generations.
17 Noah was found perfect and righteous; in the time of wrath he was taken in exchange for the world; therefore was he left as a remnant unto the earth, when the flood came.
18 An everlasting covenant was made with him, that all flesh should perish no more by the flood.
19 Abraham was a great father of many people: in glory was there none like unto him;
20 Who kept the law of the most High, and was in covenant with him: he established the covenant in his flesh; and when he was proved, he was found faithful. 21 Therefore he assured him by an oath, that he would bless the nations in his seed, and that he would multiply him as the dust of the earth, and exalt his seed as the stars, and cause them to inherit from sea to sea, and from the river unto the utmost part of the land.
22 With Isaac did he establish likewise for Abraham his father’s sake the blessing of all men, and the covenant,
23 And made it rest upon the head of Jacob. He acknowledged him in his blessing, and gave him an heritage, and divided his portions; among the twelve tribes did he part them.
Ben Sira 44 KJVA