Luke 4:31
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New International Version
Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people.

King James Bible
And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.

Darby Bible Translation
and descended to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbaths.

World English Bible
He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. He was teaching them on the Sabbath day,

Young's Literal Translation
And he came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the sabbaths,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Came down to Capernaum - Which it is likely he made his ordinary place of residence from this time. See on Matthew 4:13 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

came.

Matthew 4:13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelled in Capernaum, which is on the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

Mark 1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.

taught.

Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into another: for truly I say to you...

Acts 13:50-52 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honorable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas...

Acts 14:1,2,6,7,19-21 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke...

Acts 17:1-3,10,11,16,17 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews...

Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Acts 20:1,2,23,24 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called to him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia...

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Preaching at Nazareth
'And He began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled In your ears.'--LUKE iv. 21. This first appearance of our Lord, in His public work at Nazareth, the home of His childhood, was preceded, as we learn from John's Gospel, by a somewhat extended ministry in Jerusalem. In the course of it, He cast the money-changers out of the Temple, did many miracles, had His conversation with Nicodemus, and on His return towards Galilee met the woman of Samaria at the well. The report of these things,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Private Prayer, and Public Worship.
"And, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day."--ST. LUKE iv. 16. "He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there He prayed."--ST. MARK i. 35. These two texts set before us our Saviour's habit in regard to public and private spiritual exercise; and they suggest to us the question, What have we, on our part, to say of these two elements in our own life? These texts, we bear in mind, represent not something casual or intermittent in the life of our Lord. They
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby

His Training.
WITH the exception of these few but significant hints, the youth of Jesus, and the preparation for his public ministry, are enshrined in mysterious silence. But we know the outward condition and circumstances under which he grew up; and these furnish no explanation for the astounding results, without the admission of the supernatural and divine element in his life. He grew up among a people seldom and only contemptuously named by the ancient classics, and subjected at the time to the yoke of a foreign
Philip Schaff—The Person of Christ

Standing with the People
We have found two simple and axiomatic social principles in the fundamental convictions of Jesus: The sacredness of life and personality, and the spiritual solidarity of men. Now confront a mind mastered by these convictions with the actual conditions of society, with the contempt for life and the denial of social obligation existing, and how will he react? How will he see the duty of the strong, and his own duty? DAILY READINGS First Day: The Social Platform of Jesus And he came to Nazareth, where
Walter Rauschenbusch—The Social Principles of Jesus

Cross References
Matthew 4:13
Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali--

Mark 1:21
They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.

Luke 4:23
Jesus said to them, "Surely you will quote this proverb to me: 'Physician, heal yourself!' And you will tell me, 'Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.'"

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