4:12 Now when Jesus 1 heard that John had been imprisoned, 2 he went into Galilee. 4:13 While in Galilee, he moved from Nazareth 3 to make his home in Capernaum 4 by the sea, 5 in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, 4:14 so that what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled: 6
4:15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
the way by the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles –
4:16 the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light,
and on those who sit in the region and shadow of death a light has dawned.” 7
1 tn Grk “he.”
2 tn Or “arrested,” “taken into custody” (see L&N 37.12).
4 tn Grk “and leaving Nazareth, he came and took up residence in Capernaum.”
sn Capernaum was a town located on the northwestern 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.
5 tn Or “by the lake.”
sn By the sea refers to the Sea of Galilee.
6 tn The redundant participle λέγοντος (legontos) has not been translated here.
8 tn Grk “and to say.”