4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
and the regaining of sight 6 to the blind,
24:47 and repentance 9 for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed 10 in his name to all nations, 11 beginning from Jerusalem. 12
2 tn Grk “to evangelize,” “to preach the gospel.”
3 sn The poor is a key term in Luke. It refers to the pious poor and indicates Jesus’ desire to reach out to those the world tends to forget or mistreat. It is like 1:52 in force and also will be echoed in 6:20 (also 1 Pet 2:11-25). Jesus is commissioned to do this.
4 tc The majority of
7 sn The essence of Jesus’ messianic work is expressed in the phrase to set free. This line from Isa 58 says that Jesus will do what the nation had failed to do. It makes the proclamation messianic, not merely prophetic, because Jesus doesn’t just proclaim the message – he brings the deliverance. The word translated set free is the same Greek word (ἄφεσις, afesi") translated release earlier in the verse.
9 sn This repentance has its roots in declarations of the Old Testament. It is the Hebrew concept of a turning of direction.
10 tn Or “preached,” “announced.”
11 sn To all nations. The same Greek term (τὰ ἔθνη, ta eqnh) may be translated “the Gentiles” or “the nations.” The hope of God in Christ was for all the nations from the beginning.