Then they went into Capernaum, and right away He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and began to teach.
They were astonished at His teaching because, unlike the scribes, He was teaching them as one having authority.
Just then a man with an unclean spirit was in their synagogue. He cried out,a24
"What do You have to do with us,b Jesus-Nazarene? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are-the Holy One of God!"
But Jesus rebuked him and said, "Be quiet, c and come out of him!"
And the unclean spirit convulsed him, shouted with a loud voice, and came out of him.
Then they were all amazed, so they began to argue with one another, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority!d He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him."
His fame then spread throughout the entire vicinity of Galilee.
As soon as they left the synagogue, they went into Simon and Andrew's house with James and John.
Simon's mother-in-law was lying in bed with a fever, and they told Him about her at once.
So He went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her,e and she began to serve them.
When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all those who were sick and those who were demon-possessed.
The whole town was assembled at the door,
and He healed many who were sick with various diseases and drove out many demons. But He would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew Him.