was led up into the awilderness
by the Spirit to be 2btempted
by the 3cdevil
And when He had afasted 1bforty
days and forty nights, afterward He became chungry
And the 1atempter
came and said to Him, If You are the 2bSon
of God, speak that these 3stones
may become loaves of bread.
But He answered and said, 1It
is written, 2a
"Man shall not live on 3bread
alone, but on every 4bword
that proceeds out through the 5mouth
Then the devil took Him into the aholy
city and set Him on the 1wing
of the 2btemple
And said to Him, If You are the aSon
of God, 1cast
Yourself down; for 2it
is written, b
"To His angels He shall give charge concerning You, and on their
hands they shall bear You up, lest You strike Your foot against a stone.''
Jesus said to him, 1Again
, it is written, a
"You shall not 2test
the Lord your God.''
Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the 1akingdoms
of the bworld
and their cglory
And he said to Him, 1All
these will I give You if You will fall down and aworship
Then Jesus said to him, Go away, 1aSatan
! For it is written, b
"You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him 2conly
shall you serve.''
Then the devil 1left
Him, and behold, 2aangels
came and ministered to Him.
The King's ministry
The beginning of the ministry
Now when He heard that aJohn
was delivered up, He 1withdrew
And leaving aNazareth
, He came and dwelt in bCapernaum
, which is beside the sea in the borders of cZebulun
In order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,
"Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan, 1Galilee
of the Gentiles:
The people sitting in darkness have seen a 1great alight
; and to those sitting in the region and shadow of death, to them light has risen.''
From that time Jesus began to proclaim and to say, 1aRepent
, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.
And while He was walking abeside
of Galilee, He saw two brothers, bSimon
, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, 2casting
into the sea, for they were fishermen.
And He said to them, aCome
after Me, and I will make you fishers of men.
And immediately leaving the nets, they 1afollowed
And going on from there, He saw another two brothers, James the son
of Zebedee and aJohn
his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, 1mending
their nets; and He bcalled
And immediately leaving the boat and their father, they 1afollowed
And Jesus went about in all of Galilee, teaching in their 1asynagogues
and proclaiming the 2bgospel
of the kingdom and chealing
every disease and every sickness among the people.
And the report concerning Him went out into all of Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those afflicted with various diseases and torments and those apossessed
by demons and epileptics and paralytics; and He healed them.
And great 1acrowds
followed Him from Galilee and 2Decapolis
and Jerusalem and Judea and from
beyond the Jordan.