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Hello and thank you for taking my question. I noticed that in Luke 4:20, Jesus quotes Isaiah 61 verses 1 and only 1/2 of verse 2. Why does he leave out the remainder of verse 62? thank you. Pete

Hi Pete,

It's nice to hear from you.

You ask a good question. I don't think I can answer your question any better than Bill Muehlenberg on his Difficult Bible Passages web site:


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Scott Talbot


I have studied the Bible and Bible-related topics since the time I was very young. My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Bible, and a Master of Divinity degree. I enjoy delving into deep theological issues and always enjoy a healthy debate. But more importantly, I like working with people and helping them to find the answers that they are looking for. And I am convinced that these answers are available in the Bible.


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