Matthew 4:12-22 NIV

Jesus Begins to Preach

12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison,1 he returned to Galilee.2

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13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum,3 which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali--

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14 to fulfill4 what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

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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."a5

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17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven6 is near."

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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,7 he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter8 and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.

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19 "Come, follow me,"9 Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."

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20 At once they left their nets and followed him.10

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    • 24 4:20 - S ver 19
      21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John.11 They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,

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      22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.12

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        • 26 4:22 - S ver 19