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1 Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit as he left the Jordan River. The Spirit led him while he was in 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 40 days. During those days Jesus ate nothing, so when they were over, he was hungry. 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 the Son of God, tell 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 answered him, "Scripture says, 'A person cannot live on bread alone.'" 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.' "
5 The devil took him to a high place and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in an instant. 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 to him, "I will give you all the power and glory of these kingdoms. All of it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone I please. 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 So if you will worship me, all this will be yours." 7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours."
8 Jesus answered him, "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 into Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest part of the temple. He said to Jesus, "If you are the Son of God, jump 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 Scripture says, 'He will put his angels in charge of you to watch over you carefully. 10 For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
11 They will carry you in their hands so that you never hit your foot against a rock.'" 11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.' "
12 Jesus answered him, "It has been said, 'Never tempt the Lord your God.'" 12 Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
13 After the devil had finished tempting Jesus in every possible way, the devil left him until another time. 13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
14 Jesus returned to Galilee. The power of the Spirit was with him, and the news about him spread throughout the surrounding country. 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 everyone praised him. 15 He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
16 Then Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. As usual he went into the synagogue on the day of worship. He stood up to read the lesson. 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 attendant gave him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened it and found the place where it read: 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 with me. He has anointed me to tell the Good News to the poor. He has sent me to announce forgiveness to the prisoners of sin and the restoring of sight to the blind, to forgive those who have been shattered by sin, 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 announce the year of the Lord's favor." 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
20 Jesus closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. Everyone in the synagogue watched him closely. 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, "This passage came true today when you heard me read it." 21 and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
22 All the people spoke well of him. They were amazed to hear the gracious words flowing from his lips. They said, "Isn't this Joseph's son?" 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 So he said to them, "You'll probably quote this proverb to me, 'Doctor, cure yourself!' and then say to me, 'Do all the things in your hometown that we've heard you've 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 Then Jesus added, "I can guarantee this truth: A prophet isn't accepted in his hometown. 24 "I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
25 "I can guarantee this truth: There were many widows in Israel in Elijah's time. It had not rained for three-and-a-half years, and the famine was severe everywhere in the country. 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 God didn't send Elijah to anyone except a widow at 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 There were also many people with skin diseases in Israel in the prophet Elisha's time. But God cured no one except Naaman from Syria." 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 Everyone in the synagogue became furious when they heard this. 28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.
29 Their city was built on a hill with a cliff. So they got up, forced Jesus out of the city, and led him to the cliff. They intended to throw him off of it. 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 Jesus walked right by them and went away. 30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
31 Jesus went to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and taught them on a day of worship. 31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people.
32 The people were amazed at his teachings because he spoke with authority. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority.
33 In the synagogue was a man possessed by a spirit, an evil demon. He shouted very loudly, 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 "Oh, no! What do you want with us, Jesus from Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know 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 Jesus ordered the spirit, "Keep quiet, and come out of him!" The demon threw the man down in the middle of the synagogue and came out without hurting 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 Everyone was stunned. They said to one another, "What kind of command is this? With authority and power he gives orders to 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 So news about him spread to every place throughout the surrounding region. 37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to Simon's house. Simon's mother-in-law was sick with a high fever. They 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, ordered the fever to leave, and it went away. She got up immediately and prepared a meal for 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 who had friends suffering from various diseases brought them to him. He placed his hands on each of them and cured 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 came out of many people, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But Jesus ordered them not to speak. After all, 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 In the morning he went to a place where he could be alone. The crowds searched for him. When they came to 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 have to tell the Good News about the kingdom of God in other cities also. That's what I was sent 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 spread his message in the synagogues of Judea. 44 And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.