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1 Jesus returned from the Jordan full of the Holy Spirit and was led by the Spirit into the desert, 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,
2 where he was tempted by the Devil for forty days. In all that time he ate nothing, so that he was hungry when it was over. 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, "If you are God's Son, order this stone to turn into bread." 3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
4 But Jesus answered, "The scripture says, "Human beings cannot live on bread alone.' " 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.' "
5 Then the Devil took him up and showed him in a second 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 "I will give you all this power and all this wealth," the Devil told him. "It has all been handed over to me, and I can give it to anyone I choose. 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 All this will be yours, then, if you worship me." 7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours."
8 Jesus answered, "The scripture says, "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 Then the Devil took him to Jerusalem and set him on the highest point of the Temple, and said to him, "If 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 the scripture says, "God will order his angels to take good care of you.' 10 For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
11 It also says, "They will hold you up with their hands so that not even your feet will be hurt on the stones.' " 11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.' "
12 But Jesus answered, "The scripture says, "Do 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 When the Devil finished tempting Jesus in every way, he left him for a while. 13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, and the power of the Holy Spirit was with him. The news about him spread throughout all that territory. 14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
15 He taught in the synagogues and was praised by everyone. 15 He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
16 Then Jesus went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath he went as usual to the synagogue. He stood up to read the Scriptures 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 was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it is 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 he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free 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 announce that the time has come when the Lord will save his people." 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
20 Jesus rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. All the people in the synagogue had their eyes 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 as he said to them, "This passage of scripture has come true today, as you heard it being read." 21 and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
22 They were all well impressed with him and marveled at the eloquent words that he spoke. They said, "Isn't he 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 He said to them, "I am sure that you will quote this proverb to me, "Doctor, heal yourself.' You will also tell me to do here in my hometown the same things you heard were done 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 I tell you this," Jesus added, "prophets are never welcomed in their hometown. 24 "I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
25 Listen to me: it is true that there were many widows in Israel during the time of Elijah, when there was no rain for three and a half years and a severe famine spread throughout the whole 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 not sent to anyone in Israel, but only to a widow living in Zarephath in the territory of Sidon. 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 many people suffering from a dreaded skin disease who lived in Israel during the time of the prophet Elisha; yet not one of them was healed, 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 When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were filled with anger. 28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.
29 They rose up, dragged Jesus out of town, and took him to the top of the hill on which their town was built. They meant to throw him over 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 walked through the middle of the crowd and went his way. 30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
31 Then Jesus went to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, where he taught the people on the Sabbath. 31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people.
32 They were all amazed at the way he taught, because he spoke with authority. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority.
33 In the synagogue was a man who had the spirit of an evil demon in him; he screamed out in a loud voice, 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 "Ah! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Are you here to destroy us? I know who you are: you are God's holy messenger!" 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 Jesus ordered the spirit, "Be quiet and come out of the man!" The demon threw the man down in front of them and went out of him without doing him any harm. 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 The people were all amazed and said to one another, "What kind of words are these? With authority and power this man 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 the report about Jesus spread everywhere in that region. 37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to Simon's home. Simon's mother-in-law was sick with a high fever, and they spoke to Jesus about 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 and stood at her bedside and ordered the fever to leave her. The fever left her, and she got up at once and began to wait on 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 After sunset all who had friends who were sick with various diseases brought them to Jesus; he placed his hands on every one of them and healed them all. 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 went out from many people, screaming, "You are the Son of God!" Jesus gave the demons an order and would not let them speak, because they knew he was the Messiah. 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 At daybreak Jesus left the town and went off to a lonely place. The people started looking for him, and when they found him, they tried to keep him from leaving. 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 about the Kingdom of God in other towns also, because that is what God sent me to do." 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 preached in the synagogues throughout the country. 44 And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.