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Luke iii. 21, 23.--Now when all the people were baptized, it
came to pass, that Jesus being also baptized, and praying,

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and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the

Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was de-

livered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias: and,

when he had opened the book, he found the place where

it was written, the spirit of the Lord is upon me, because

be hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he

hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliver-

ance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind,

to set at liberty them that are bruised; to preach the ac-

ceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and

he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the

eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fasten-

ed on him. And he began to say unto them, this day is

this Scripture fulfilled in your ears. 'And all bear him

witness, and wondered at the gracious words which pro-

ceeded out of his mouth. And they said, is not this Jo-

seph's son? And he said unto them, ye will surely say un-

to me this proverb, physician, heal thyself: whatsoever

we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy

country. And he said, verily, I say unto you, no prophet

is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of a truth,

many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the

heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great

famine was throughout all the land; but unto none of

them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon,

unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were

in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet, and none of

them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. And all

they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were

filled with wrath, and rose up and thrust him out of the

city, and led him unto the brow of the hill, whereon their

city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way,

and came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and

taught them on the Sabbath days. And they were aston-

ished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

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