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1 Jesus returned from the Jordan River full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,
2 There he was tempted for forty days by the devil. He ate nothing during those days and afterward Jesus was starving. 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 The devil said to him, "Since you are God's Son, command this stone to become a loaf of bread." 3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
4 Jesus replied, "It's written, People won't live only by bread." 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.' "
5 Next the devil led him to a high place and showed him in a single instant all the kingdoms of the world. 5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.
6 The devil said, "I will give you this whole domain and the glory of all these kingdoms. It's been entrusted to me and I can give it to anyone I want. 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 Therefore, if you will worship me, it will all be yours." 7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours."
8 Jesus answered, "It's written, You will worship the Lord your God and serve only him." 8 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.' "
9 The devil brought him into Jerusalem and stood him at the highest point of the temple. He said to him, "Since you are God's Son, throw yourself down from here; 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 for it's written: He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you 10 For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
11 and they will take you up in their hands so that you won't hit your foot on a stone." 11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.' "
12 Jesus answered, "It's been said, Don't test the Lord your God." 12 Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
13 After finishing every temptation, the devil departed from him until the next opportunity. 13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
14 Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news about him spread throughout the whole countryside. 14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
15 He taught in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. 15 He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
16 Jesus went to Nazareth, where he had been raised. On the Sabbath he went to the synagogue as he normally did and stood up to read. 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 The synagogue assistant gave him the scroll from the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: 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 upon me, because the Lord has anointed me. He has sent me to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to liberate the oppressed, 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 and to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor. 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
20 He rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the synagogue assistant, and sat down. Every eye in the synagogue was 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 He began to explain to them, "Today, this scripture has been fulfilled just as you heard it." 21 and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
22 Everyone was raving about Jesus, so impressed were they by the gracious words flowing from his lips. They said, "This is Joseph's son, isn't it?" 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 Then Jesus said to them, "Undoubtedly, you will quote this saying to me: ‘Doctor, heal yourself. Do here in your hometown what we've heard you did in Capernaum.'" 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 He said, "I assure you that no prophet is welcome in the prophet's hometown. 24 "I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
25 And I can assure you that there were many widows in Israel during Elijah's time, when it didn't rain for three and a half years and there was a great food shortage 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 Yet Elijah was sent to none of them but only to a widow in the city of Zarephath in the region of Sidon. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.
27 There were also many persons with skin diseases in Israel during the time of the prophet Elisha, but none of them were cleansed. Instead, Naaman the Syrian was cleansed." 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 When they heard this, everyone in the synagogue was filled with anger. 28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.
29 They rose up and ran him out of town. They led him to the crest of the hill on which their town had been built so that they could throw him off the cliff. 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 passed through the crowd and went on his way. 30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
31 Jesus went down to the city of Capernaum in Galilee and taught the people each Sabbath. 31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people.
32 They were amazed by his teaching because he delivered his message with authority. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority.
33 A man in the synagogue had the spirit of an unclean demon. He screamed, 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 "Hey! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are. You are the holy one from 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 "Silence!" Jesus said, speaking harshly to the demon. "Come out of him!" The demon threw the man down before them, then came out of him without harming him. 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 They were all shaken and said to each other, "What kind of word is this, that he can command unclean spirits with authority and power, and they leave?" 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 Reports about him spread everywhere in the surrounding region. 37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
38 After leaving the synagogue, Jesus went home with Simon. Simon's mother-in-law was sick with a high fever, and the family asked Jesus to help 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 bent over her and spoke harshly to the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and served them. 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 When the sun was setting, everyone brought to Jesus relatives and acquaintances with all kinds of diseases. Placing his hands on each of them, he healed them. 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 Demons also came out of many people. They screamed, "You are God's Son." But he spoke harshly to them and wouldn't allow them to speak because they recognized 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 When daybreak arrived, Jesus went to a deserted place. The crowds were looking for him. When they found him, they tried to keep him from leaving them. 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 must preach the good news of God's kingdom in other cities too, for this 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 So he continued preaching in the Judean synagogues. 44 And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.