Jesus Quotes Old Testament Verses Without the Vengeance

look also at how Jesus references the Hebrew Scriptures in Luke 7.

Verse 22 reads (with OT references): “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight (Isaiah 29:28, 35:5, 61:1-2), the lame walk (Isaiah 35:6), the lepers are cleansed (1 Kings 17:24, 2 Kings 5:1-27), the deaf hear (Isaiah 29:18, 35:5), the dead are raised (1 Kings 17-24, 2 Kings 5:1-27), the poor have good news brought to them (Isaiah 29:19).”

In every reference Jesus makes to the book of Isaiah, there is an associated Isianic verse that includes divine vengeance. Yet, when Jesus quotes from it, he leaves off such vengeance.

For John, this would have been a great offense. Thus, Jesus concludes his message with, “And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.”