synagogue (Sin´uh-gog; Gk., “a gathering of things” or “assembly of people”)

A congregation of Jews who gather to pray, read scripture, and hear teaching and exhortation based on scripture, and the place where such a congregation assembles. Jesus preached and discussed with Jewish leaders and congregations in synagogues (Matt 4:23; Matt 9:25; Mark 1:21; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 4:16-28; Luke 13:10). Acts also portrays Paul as teaching in synagogues wherever he goes (Acts 18:4; Acts 19:8).

Matt 4:23

Jesus Ministers to Crowds of People
23Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every ... View more

Matt 9:25

25But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl got up.

Mark 1:21

The Man with an Unclean Spirit
21They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught.

Mark 3:1-6

The Man with a Withered Hand
1Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand.2They watched him to see whether he would cure him on ... View more

Luke 4:16-28

The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
16When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He ... View more

Luke 13:10

Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman
10Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.

Acts 18:4

4Every sabbath he would argue in the synagogue and would try to convince Jews and Greeks.

Acts 19:8

8He entered the synagogue and for three months spoke out boldly, and argued persuasively about the kingdom of God.

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