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Luke 4:28

    Luke 4:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And all who were in the Synagogue were very angry when these things were said to them.

    Webster's Revision

    And they were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things;

    World English Bible

    They were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things;

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 4:28

    Were filled with wrath - They seem to have drawn the following conclusion from what our Lord spoke: "The Gentiles are more precious in the sight of God than the Jews; and to them his miracles of mercy and kindness shall be principally confined." This was pretty near the truth, as the event proved. Those who profit not by the light of God, while it is among them, shall have their candle extinguished. The kingdom of God was taken from the Jews, and given to the Gentiles; not because the Gentiles were better than they were, but because,

    1st. The Jews had forfeited their privileges; and

    2dly. Because Christ saw that the Gentiles would bring forth the fruits of the kingdom.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 4:28

    Filled with wrath - They were enraged, probably, for the following reasons:

    1. They saw that the cases applied to themselves, because they would not receive the miraculous evidences of his mission.

    2. That he would direct his attention to others, and not to them.

    3. That the "Gentiles" were objects of compassion with God, and that God often showed more favor to a "single" Gentile than to multitudes of Jews in the same circumstances.

    4. That they might be "worse" than the Gentiles. And,

    5. That it was a part of his design to preach the gospel to the Gentiles, and not confine his labors to them only.

    On these accounts their favor was soon turned to wrath, and the whole transaction shows us:

    1. That popular applause is of little value.

    2. That the slightest circumstances may soon turn the warmest professed friendship to hatred. And,

    3. That people are exceedingly unreasonable in being unwilling to hear the truth and profit by it.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 4:28

    4:28 And all in the synagogue were filled with fury - Perceiving the purport of his discourse, namely, that the blessing which they despised, would be offered to, and accepted by, the Gentiles. So changeable are the hearts of wicked men! So little are their starts of love to be depended on! So unable are they to bear the close application, even of a discourse which they most admire!