11Jesus, full of the HolySpirit, 2returned from the Jordan and was led around aby the Spirit in the wilderness2
for 3fortydays, being tempted by the devil. And He atenothingduringthosedays, and when they had ended, He became hungry.
And the devilsaid to Him, "If You are the Son of God, tellthisstone to becomebread."
And Jesusanswered him, "It is written, '4MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREADALONE.' "55And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of b6the world in a moment of time.
And the devilsaid to Him, "I will give You allthisdomain and cits glory ; 7for it has been handedover to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.
7"Thereforeif You dworshipbefore me, it shall all be Yours."
8Jesusanswered him, "It is written, '8YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD AND SERVE HIM ONLY.' "99And he led Him to Jerusalem and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throwYourselfdown from here ;
for it is written, '10HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELSCONCERNING YOU TO GUARD YOU,'
and, '11ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOTAGAINST A STONE.' "
And Jesusanswered and said to him, "It is said, '12YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.' "13
When the devil had finishedeverytemptation, he left Him until an opportunetime.
And 13Jesusreturned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and 14newsabout Him spreadthroughall the surroundingdistrict.
And He began 15teaching in their synagogues and was praised by all.
And He came to 16Nazareth, where He had beenbrought up; and as was His custom, 17He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and 18stood up to read.
And the ebook of the prophetIsaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the fbook and found the placewhere it was written,
18"19THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME,BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR.HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIMRELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES,AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND,TO SETFREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED,1920TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLEYEAR OF THE LORD."20
And He 21closed the gbook, gave it back to the attendant and 22satdown ; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
And He began to say to them, "TodaythisScripture has been fulfilled in your hhearing."22
And all were ispeakingwell of Him, and wondering at the jgraciouswords which kwere falling from His lips ; and they were saying, "23Is this not Joseph'sson ?"
And He said to them, "Nodoubt you will quotethisproverb to Me, 'Physician, healyourself ! Whatever we heard was done24at Capernaum, dohere in 25your hometown as well.' "24
And He said, "Truly I say to you, 26noprophet is welcome in his hometown.25"But I say to you in truth, there were manywidows in Israel27in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for threeyears and sixmonths, when a greatfaminecameoverall the land ;26and yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but 28only to lZarephath, in the land of 29Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.27"And there were manylepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet ; and none of them was cleansed, but 30onlyNaaman the Syrian."28
And all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heardthesethings ;
and they got up and 31drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff.
But 32passingthrough their midst, He went His way.
And 33He camedown to 34Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and He was teaching them on the Sabbath ;
and 35they were amazed at His teaching, for 36His mmessage was with authority.
In the synagogue there was a mannpossessed by the spirit of an uncleandemon, and he cried out with a loudvoice,
34"Let us alone ! o37What business do we have with each other, Jesuspof 38Nazareth ? Have You come to destroy us? I knowwho You are-39the HolyOne of God !"
But Jesus40rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet and come out of him!" And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst of the people, he came out of him withoutdoing him anyharm.
And amazementcame upon them all, and they began talking with oneanothersaying, "What is qthismessage ? For 41with authority and power He commands the uncleanspirits and they come out."
And 42the reportabout Him was spreading into everylocality in the surroundingdistrict.
3843Then He got up and left the synagogue, and enteredSimon'shome. NowSimon'smother-in-law was 44suffering from a highfever, and they asked Him rto help her.
And standingover her, He 45rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she immediatelygot up and swaited on them.
4046While 47the sun was setting, allthosewhohad any who were sick with variousdiseasesbrought them to Him; and 48laying His hands on eachone of them, He was 49healing them.
41Demonsalso were coming out of many, shouting, "You are 50the Son of God !" But 51rebuking them, He would 52not allow them to speak, because they knew Him to be tthe Christ.
4253When daycame, Jesus left and went to a secludedplace ; and the crowds were searching for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from goingaway from them.
But He said to them, "I mustpreach the kingdom of God to the othercitiesalso, 54for I was sent for this purpose."44So He kept on preaching in the synagogues55of uJudea.