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Luke 4:27

    Luke 4:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there were a number of lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and not one of them was made clean, but only Naaman the Syrian.

    Webster's Revision

    And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.

    World English Bible

    There were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed, except Naaman, the Syrian."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.

    Definitions for Luke 4:27

    Eliseus - Elijah.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 4:27

    None of them was cleansed - This verse is to be understood as the 26th; for Naaman, being a Syrian, was no leper in Israel. The meaning of these verses is, God dispenses his benefits when, where, and to whom he pleases. No person can complain of his conduct in these respects, because no person deserves any good from his hand. God never punishes any but those who deserve it; but he blesses incessantly those who deserve it not. The reason is evident: justice depends on certain rules; but beneficence is free. Beneficence can bless both the good and the evil; justice can punish the latter only. Those who do not make this distinction must have a very confused notion of the conduct of Divine Providence among men.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 4:27

    Many lepers - For an account of the leprosy see the notes at Matthew 8:1.

    Time of Eliseus - Time of Elisha. The word "Eliseus" is the Greek way of writing the word Elisha, as Elias is of Elijah.

    Saving Naaman the Syrian - The account of his cure is contained in 2 Kings 5.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 4:27

    4:27 2Ki 5:14.