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Luke 4:19

    Luke 4:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To give knowledge that the year of the Lord's good pleasure is come.

    Webster's Revision

    To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

    World English Bible

    and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 4:19

    To peach the acceptable year of the Lord - The time when God is willing to accept of people, or to receive sinners coming to him. The gospel assures us that the guilty "may" return, and that God will graciously receive them. There is, perhaps, here, an allusion to the year of jubilee - the fiftieth year, when the trumpet was blown, and through the whole land proclamation was made of the liberty of Hebrew slaves, of the remission of debts, and of the restoration of possessions to their original families, Leviticus 25:8-13. The phrase "the acceptable year" means the time when it would be acceptable to God to proclaim such a message, or agreeable to him - to wit, under the gospel.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 4:19

    4:19 The acceptable year - Plainly alluding to the year of jubilee, when all, both debtors and servants, were set free.