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Matthew 4:13-16

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4:13 While in Galilee, he moved from Nazareth 1  to make his home in Capernaum 2  by the sea, 3  in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, 4:14 so that what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled: 4 

4:15Land 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. 5 

1 map For location see Map1 D3; Map2 C2; Map3 D5; Map4 C1; Map5 G3.

2 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.

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

3 tn Or “by the lake.”

sn By the sea refers to the Sea of Galilee.

4 tn The redundant participle λέγοντος (legontos) has not been translated here.

5 sn A quotation from Isa 9:1.



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