17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias (Isaiah). And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

20 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.

21And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.     Luke 4/17-21 Holy Bible KJV

 

1The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me;
He has sent me as a herald of joy to the humble,
To bind up the wounded of heart,
To proclaim release to the captives,
Liberation to the imprisoned;

2To proclaim a year of the Lord’s favor
And a day of vindication by our God;
To comfort all who mourn—

3To provide for the mourners in Zion—
To give them a turban instead of ashes,
The festive ointment instead of mourning,
A garment of splendor instead of a drooping spirit.
They shall be called terebinths of victory,
Planted by the Lord for His glory.

4And they shall build the ancient ruins,
Raise up the desolations of old,
And renew the ruined cities,
The desolations of many ages.

5Strangers shall stand and pasture your flocks,
Aliens shall be your plowmen and vine-trimmers;

6While you shall be called “Priests of the Lord,”
And termed “Servants of our God.”
You shall enjoy the wealth of nations
And revel in their riches.

7Because your shame was double—
Men cried, “Disgrace is their portion”—
Assuredly,
They shall have a double share in their land,
Joy shall be theirs for all time.

8For I the Lord love justice,
I hate robbery with a burnt offering.
I will pay them their wages faithfully,
And make a covenant with them for all time.

9Their offspring shall be known among the nations,
Their descendants in the midst of the peoples.
All who see them shall recognize
That they are a stock the Lord has blessed.

10I greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My whole being exults in my God.
For He has clothed me with garments of triumph,
Wrapped me in a robe of victory,
Like a bridegroom adorned with a turban,
Like a bride bedecked with her finery.

11For as the earth brings forth her growth
And a garden makes the seed shoot up,
So the Lord God will make
Victory and renown shoot up
In the presence of all the nations.     Isaiah 61/1-11 Tanakh JPS 1985

 

Commentary:

Jesus said “And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” in reference to Isaiah 61/1-2 which can only mean the fulfillment of the entire book of Isaiah. Isaiah is describing himself and Jesus just repeats Isaiah. This is not prophecy. It is an introduction to the words of G-d for the end times.

Isaiah’s prophecy was “And they shall build the ancient ruins, Raise up the desolations of old, And renew the ruined cities, The desolations of many ages.

And G-d said “For I the Lord love justice, I hate robbery with a burnt offering. I will pay them their wages faithfully, And make a covenant with them for all time. Their offspring shall be known among the nations, Their descendants in the midst of the peoples. All who see them shall recognize That they are a stock the Lord has blessed.”

This was said by Jesus under a time of Roman rule and forty years later Jerusalem and the Temple lay in ruins. Those ruins have been rebuilt this day. Not the day Jesus proclaimed. He proclaimed victory over Rome and renown in the presence of all the nations. That he fulfilled the book of Isaiah. No he did not. This is a prophecy for when Israel returns to the land of Israel after it lay in desolation. Today.

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