Life of Jesus
Physician, Heal Yourself!
Mat 4:13-16; Lk 4:16-31
13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in
the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali,
14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
15 "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond
the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:
16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and upon those who sat
in the region and shadow of death light has dawned."
16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was,
He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.
17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the
book, He found the place where it was written:
18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the
gospel to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim
liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those
who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And
the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
21 And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your
22 So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded
out of His mouth. And they said, "Is this not Joseph's son?"
23 He said to them, "You will surely say this proverb to Me, 'Physician, heal
yourself! Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Your country.'"
24 Then He said, "Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own
25 "But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when
the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine
throughout all the land;
26 "but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of
Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
27 "And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of
them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian."
28 So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with
29 and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of
the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the
30 Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.
31 Then He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on