The pericope begins in verse 17, “One day, while he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting nearby (they had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem); and the power of the Lord was with him to heal” (Luke 5:17, NRSV). By now, Jesus’ reputation had increased after Jesus heals a man with leprosy. “But now more than ever the word about Jesus spread abroad; many crowds would gather to hear him and to be cured of their diseases” (Luke 5:16). The stories about Jesus apparently spread beyond Galilee to Judea and Jerusalem as the Pharisees and teachers of the law heard about him and came to investigate for themselves. This is the first occasion in Lu...
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