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1 Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit to go out into the wilderness, 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,
2 where the Devil tempted him for forty days. He ate nothing all that time and was very 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 Then the Devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, change this stone into a loaf of bread." 3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
4 But Jesus told him, "No! The Scriptures say, 'People need more than bread for their life.'" 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.' "
5 Then the Devil took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment 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 The Devil told him, "I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them -- because they are mine to give 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 I will give it all to you if you will bow down and worship me." 7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours."
8 Jesus replied, "The Scriptures say, 'You must worship the Lord your God; 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, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, "If you are the Son of God, jump off! 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 Scriptures say, 'He orders his angels to protect and guard you. 10 For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
11 And they will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking 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 responded, "The Scriptures also say, 'Do not test the Lord your God.'" 12 Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
13 When the Devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came. 13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit's power. Soon he became well known 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 their synagogues and was praised by everyone. 15 He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
16 When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and 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 The scroll containing the messages of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him, and he unrolled the scroll to the place where it says: 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, for he has appointed me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the downtrodden will be freed from their oppressors, 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 that the time of the Lord's favor has come." 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
20 He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. Everyone in the synagogue stared at him intently. 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, "This Scripture has come true today before your very eyes!" 21 and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
22 All who were there spoke well of him and were amazed by the gracious words that fell from his lips. "How can this be?" they asked. "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 Then he said, "Probably you will quote me that proverb, 'Physician, heal yourself' -- meaning, 'Why don't you do miracles here in your hometown like those 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 But the truth is, no prophet is accepted in his own hometown." 24 "I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
25 "Certainly there were many widows in Israel who needed help in Elijah's time, when there was no rain for three and a half years and hunger stalked 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 not sent to any of them. He was sent instead to a widow of Zarephath -- a foreigner in the land of Sidon. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.
27 Or think of the prophet Elisha, who healed Naaman, a Syrian, rather than the many lepers in Israel who needed help." 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, the people in the synagogue were furious. 28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.
29 Jumping up, they mobbed him and took him to the edge of the hill on which the city was built. They intended to push 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 slipped away through the crowd and left them. 30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
31 Then Jesus went to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and taught there in the synagogue every Sabbath day. 31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people.
32 There, too, the people were amazed at the things he said, because he spoke with authority. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority.
33 Once when he was in the synagogue, a man possessed by a demon began shouting at Jesus, 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 "Go away! Why are you bothering us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are -- the Holy One sent 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 Jesus cut him short. "Be silent!" he told the demon. "Come out of the man!" The demon threw the man to the floor as the crowd watched; then it left him without hurting him further. 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 Amazed, the people exclaimed, "What authority and power this man's words possess! Even evil spirits obey him and flee at his command!" 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 The story of what he had done spread like wildfire throughout the whole region. 37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
38 After leaving the synagogue that day, Jesus went to Simon's home, where he found Simon's mother-in-law very sick with a high fever. "Please heal her," everyone begged. 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 Standing at her bedside, he spoke to the fever, rebuking it, and immediately her temperature returned to normal. She got up at once 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 As the sun went down that evening, people throughout the village brought sick family members to Jesus. No matter what their diseases were, the touch of his hand healed every one. 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 Some were possessed by demons; and the demons came out at his command, shouting, "You are the Son of God." But because they knew he was the Messiah, he stopped them and told them to be silent. 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 Early the next morning Jesus went out into the wilderness. The crowds searched everywhere for him, and when they finally found him, they begged him not to leave 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 replied, "I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God in other places, too, 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 So he continued to travel around, preaching in synagogues throughout Judea. 44 And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.