to fulfill1 what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
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"Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along 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."2
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From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven3 is near."
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As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee,4 he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter5 and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
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"Come, follow me,"6 Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
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At once they left their nets and followed him.7
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Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John.8 They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,
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and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.9
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Jesus went throughout Galilee,10 teaching in their synagogues,11 preaching the good news12 of the kingdom,13 and healing every disease and sickness among the people.14
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News about him spread all over Syria,15 and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed,16 those having seizures,17 and the paralyzed,18 and he healed them.
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