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Luke 4:20

    Luke 4:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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 fastened on him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 fastened on him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And shutting the book he gave it back to the servant and took his seat: and the eyes of all in the Synagogue were fixed on him.

    Webster's Revision

    And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.

    World English Bible

    He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.

    Definitions for Luke 4:20

    Minister - Servants.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 4:20

    Were fastened on him - Were attentively fixed on him. The proper import of ατενιζοντες αυτῳ.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 4:20

    And he closed the book - That is, he rolled it up again. See the notes at Luke 4:17.

    And he gave it again to the minister - That is, to the one in the synagogue who had charge of the books. The word means "servant," and the office was not much unlike that of a sexton now. It was his duty, among other things, to take charge of the books, to hand them to the reader of the law, and then return them to their place.

    And sat down - This was usual in speaking in their synagogues. See the notes at Matthew 5:1.

    Were fastened on him - Were intently fixed on him, waiting to see what explanation he would give of the words.