When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.
Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.122
The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.223
Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evila spirit cried out,
"What do you want with us,3 Jesus of Nazareth?4 Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"525"Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!"626
The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.727
The people were all so amazed8 that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching--and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him."
News about him spread quickly over the whole region9 of Galilee.