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Luke 4:14

Context
The Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry in Galilee

4:14 Then 1  Jesus, in the power of the Spirit, 2  returned to Galilee, and news about him spread 3  throughout the surrounding countryside. 4 

Luke 4:31

Context
Ministry in Capernaum

4:31 So 5  he went down to Capernaum, 6  a town 7  in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he began to teach the people. 8 

1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.

2 sn Once again Jesus is directed by the Spirit. Luke makes a point about Jesus’ association with the Spirit early in his ministry (3:22, 4:1 [2x]; 4:18).

3 tn Grk “went out.”

4 tn Grk “all the surrounding region.”

5 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the continuation of the topic; in light of his rejection at Nazareth, Jesus went on to Capernaum.

6 sn Capernaum was a town on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, 680 ft (204 m) below sea level. It was a major trade and economic center in the North Galilean region, and it became the hub of operations for Jesus’ Galilean ministry.

map For location see Map1 D2; Map2 C3; Map3 B2.

7 tn Or “city.”

8 tn Grk “them”; the referent (the people) has been specified in the translation for clarity.



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