Matthew 4:11-21 (New International Version)

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11 Then the devil left him,1 and angels came and attended him.2

Jesus Begins to Preach

12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison,3 he returned to Galilee.4 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum,5 which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali-- 14 to fulfill6 what was said through the prophet Isaiah: 15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles-- 16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."a7 17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven8 is near."

The Calling of the First Disciples

4:18-22pp -- Mk 1:16-20; Lk 5:2-11; Jn 1:35-42

18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee,9 he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter10 and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 "Come, follow me,"11 Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.12 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John.13 They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,
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