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Luke iv. 20, 32.—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.

And he began to say unto them, this day is this Scripture

sulfilled in your ears. And all bare him witness, and won-

dered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his

mouth. And they said, is not this Joseph’s son 2 And

he said unto them, ye will surely say unto 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 astonished at his doctrine: for his word was

with power.

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Luke x. 17, 22.-And the seventy returned again with joy,

saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through

thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as

lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power

to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power

of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Notwithstanding, in this rejoice not that the spirits are

subject unto you ; but rather rejoice, because your names

are written in heaven. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in

spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven

and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the

wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes : even

so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things

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