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1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, came back from the Jordan, and was guided by the Spirit in the waste land 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,
2 For forty days, being tested by the Evil One. And he had no food in those days; and when they came to an end, he was in need of food. 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
3 And the Evil One said to him, If you are the Son of God, give orders to this stone to become bread. 3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
4 And Jesus made answer to him, It has been said in the Writings, Bread is not man's only need. 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.' "
5 And he took him up and let him see all the kingdoms of the earth in a minute of time. 5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.
6 And the Evil One said, I will give you authority over all these, and the glory of them, for it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone at my pleasure. 6 And he said to him, "I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.
7 If then you will give worship to me, it will all be yours. 7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours."
8 And Jesus in answer said to him, It has been said in the Writings, Give worship to the Lord your God, and be his servant only. 8 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.' "
9 And he took him to Jerusalem and put him on the highest point of the Temple and said to him, If you are the Son of God, let yourself go down from here; for it is said in the Writings, 9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down from here.
10 He will give his angels orders to take care of you: 10 For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
11 And, In their hands they will keep you up, so that your foot may not be crushed against a stone. 11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.' "
12 And Jesus made answer and said to him, It is said in the Writings, You may not put the Lord your God to the test. 12 Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
13 And when all these tests were ended the Evil One went away from him for a time. 13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
14 And Jesus came back to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and the news of him went through all the country round about. 14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
15 And he was teaching in their Synagogues and all men gave him praise. 15 He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been as a child, and he went, as his way was, into the Synagogue on the Sabbath, and got up to give a reading. 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read.
17 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was given to him and, opening the book, he came on the place where it is said, 17 The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
18 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make well those who are broken-hearted; to say that the prisoners will be let go, and the blind will see, and to make the wounded free from their chains, 18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,
19 To give knowledge that the year of the Lord's good pleasure is come. 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
20 And shutting the book he gave it back to the servant and took his seat: and the eyes of all in the Synagogue were fixed on him. 20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him,
21 Then he said to them, Today this word has come true in your hearing. 21 and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
22 And they were all giving witness, with wonder, to the words of grace which came from his mouth: and they said, Is not this the son of Joseph? 22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. "Isn't this Joseph's son?" they asked.
23 And he said to them, Without doubt you will say to me, Let the medical man make himself well: the things which to our knowledge were done at Capernaum, do them here in your country. 23 Jesus said to them, "Surely you will quote this proverb to me: 'Physician, heal yourself ! Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.' "
24 And he said to them, Truly I say to you, No prophet is honoured in his country. 24 "I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
25 Truly I say to you, There were a number of widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months and there was no food in the land; 25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah's time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.
26 But Elijah was not sent to one of them, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.
27 And there were a number of lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and not one of them was made clean, but only Naaman the Syrian. 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed--only Naaman the Syrian."
28 And all who were in the Synagogue were very angry when these things were said to them. 28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.
29 And they got up and took him out of the town to the edge of the mountain on which their town was, so that they might send him down to his death. 29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him down the cliff.
30 But he came through them and went on his way. 30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
31 And he came down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee; and he was giving them teaching on the Sabbath. 31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people.
32 And they were surprised at his teaching, for his word was with authority. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority.
33 And there was a man in the Synagogue who had an unclean spirit; and he gave a loud cry and said, 33 In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an evil spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice,
34 Let us be! what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? have you come to put an end to us? I have knowledge who you are, the Holy One of God. 34 "Ha! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"
35 And Jesus said to him, Be quiet, and come out of him. And when the evil spirit had put him down on the earth in the middle of them, he came out of him, having done him no damage. 35 "Be quiet!" Jesus said sternly. "Come out of him!" Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him.
36 And wonder came on them all and they said to one another, What are these words? for with authority and power he gives orders to the evil spirits and they come out. 36 All the people were amazed and said to each other, "What is this teaching? With authority and power he gives orders to evil spirits and they come out!"
37 And there was much talk about him in all the places round about. 37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
38 And he got up and went out of the Synagogue and went into the house of Simon. And Simon's wife's mother was very ill with a burning heat; and in answer to their prayers for her 38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her.
39 He went near her, and with a sharp word he gave orders to the disease and it went away from her; and straight away she got up and took care of their needs. 39 So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.
40 And at sundown all those who had anyone ill with any sort of disease, took them to him, and he put his hands on every one of them and made them well. 40 When the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.
41 And evil spirits came out of a number of them, crying out and saying, You are the Son of God. But he gave them sharp orders not to say a word, because they had knowledge that he was the Christ. 41 Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Christ.
42 And when it was day, he came out and went to a waste place; and great numbers of people came looking for him, and they came to him and would have kept him from going away. 42 At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them.
43 But he said to them, I have to give the good news of the kingdom of God in other towns, because that is why I was sent. 43 But he said, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent."
44 And he was teaching in the Synagogues of Galilee. 44 And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.