When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee.
References for Matthew 4:12
Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—
References for Matthew 4:13
to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
References for Matthew 4:14
“Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
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.”
References for Matthew 4:16
From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
References for Matthew 4:17
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
References for Matthew 4:18
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
References for Matthew 4:19
At once they left their nets and followed him.
References for Matthew 4:20
Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,
References for Matthew 4:21
and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.
References for Matthew 4:22
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
References for Matthew 4:23
News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.
References for Matthew 4:24
Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.
References for Matthew 4:25