Matthew 4 (New American Standard)

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The Temptation of Jesus

1 1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness 2to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after He had 3fasted forty days and forty nights, He athen became hungry. 3 And 4the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the 5Son of God, command that these stones become bread." 4 But He answered and said, "It is written, '6MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.' " 5 Then the devil took Him into 7the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, '8HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU'; and 'ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.' " 7 Jesus said to him, "bOn the other hand, it is written, '9YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.' " 8 10Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; 9 and he said to Him, "11All these things I will give You, if You fall down and cworship me." 10 Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written, '12YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND dSERVE HIM ONLY.' " 11 Then the devil left Him; and behold, 13angels came and began to minister to Him.

Jesus Begins His Ministry

12 Now when Jesus heard that 14John had been taken into custody, 15He withdrew into Galilee; 13 and leaving Nazareth, He came and 16settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: 15 "17THE LAND OF ZEBULUN AND THE LAND OF NAPHTALI, eBY THE WAY OF THE SEA, BEYOND THE JORDAN, GALILEE OF THE fGENTILES - 16 "18THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED." 17 19From that time Jesus began to gpreach and say, "20Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

The First Disciples

18 21Now as Jesus was walking by 22the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, 23Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 And He said to them, "hFollow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 21 Going on from there He saw two other brothers, i24James the son of Zebedee, and jJohn his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Ministry in Galilee

23 Jesus was going 25throughout all Galilee, 26teaching in their synagogues and 27proclaiming the kgospel of the kingdom, and 28healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people. 24 The news about Him spread 29throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill , those suffering with various diseases and pains, 30demoniacs, l31epileptics, 32paralytics; and He healed them. 25 Large crowds 33followed Him from Galilee and 34the Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from 35beyond the Jordan.
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