The beginning of the Good News of Yeshua the Messiah, the Son of God.
As it is written in the prophets, "Behold, I send my messenger before your face, Who will prepare your way before you.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of the Lord! Make his paths straight!'"
Yochanan came immersing in the wilderness and preaching the immersion of repentance for forgiveness of sins.
All the country of Yehudah and all those of Yerushalayim went out to him. They were immersed by him in the Yarden river, confessing their sins.
Yochanan was clothed with camel's hair and a leather belt around his loins. He ate locusts and wild honey.
He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen.
I immersed you in water, but he will immerse you in the Ruach HaKodesh."
It happened in those days, that Yeshua came from Natzeret of the Galil, and was immersed by Yochanan in the Yarden.
Immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens parting, and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.
A voice came out of the sky, "You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness.
He was there in the wilderness forty days tempted by Hasatan. He was with the wild animals; and the angels ministered to him.
Now after Yochanan was taken into custody, Yeshua came into the Galil, preaching the Good News of the kingdom of God,
and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand! Repent, and believe in the Good News."
Passing along by the sea of the Galil, he saw Shim`on and Andrai the brother of Shim`on casting a net in the sea, for they were fishermen.
Yeshua said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you into fishers for men."
Immediately they left their nets, and followed him.
Going on a little further from there, he saw Ya`akov the son of Zavdai, and Yochanan, his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets.
Immediately he called them, and they left their father, Zavdai, in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him.
They went into Kafar-Nachum, and immediately on the day of Shabbat he entered into the synagogue and taught.
They were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as having authority, and not as the Sofrim.
Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,
saying, "Ha! What do we have to do with you, Yeshua, you Natzri? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!"
Yeshua rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!"
The unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
They were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him!"
The report of him went out immediately everywhere into all the region of the Galil and its surrounding area.
Immediately, when they had come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Shim`on and Andrai, with Ya`akov and Yochanan.
Now Shim`on's wife's mother lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him about her.
He came and took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them.
At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him all who were sick, and those who were possessed by demons.
All the city was gathered together at the door.
He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. He didn't allow the demons to speak, because they knew him.
Early in the night, he rose up and went out, and departed into a desert place, and there prayed.
Shim`on and those who were with him followed after him;
and they found him, and told him, "Everyone is looking for you."
He said to them, "Let's go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, for to this end I came forth."
He went into their synagogues throughout all Galil, preaching and casting out demons.
There came to him a leper, begging him, kneeling down to him, and saying to him, "If you want to, you can make me clean."
Being moved with compassion, he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, and said to him, "I want to. Be made clean."
When he had said this, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.
He strictly charged him, and immediately sent him out,
and said to him, "See you say nothing to anybody, but go show yourself to the Kohen, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moshe commanded, for a testimony to them."
But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to spread about the matter, so that Yeshua could no more openly enter into a city, but was outside in desert places: and they came to him from everywhere.