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1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,
2 for forty days in the wilderness, tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, 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, command 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 answered him, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone.'" 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.' "
5 And the devil took him up, and showed 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 and said to him, "To you I will give all this authority and their glory; for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 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 you, then, will worship me, it shall all be yours." 7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours."
8 And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'" 8 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.' "
9 And he took him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, 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 is written, 'He will give his angels charge of you, to guard you,' 10 For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
11 and 'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot 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 answered him, "It is said, 'You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'" 12 Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time. 13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and a report concerning him went out through all the surrounding country. 14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. 15 He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the sabbath day. And he 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 and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book 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 he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are 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 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
20 And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; 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 And he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." 21 and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
22 And all spoke well of him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth; and they said, "Is not 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 And he said to them, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, 'Physician, heal yourself; what we have heard you did at Caper'na-um, do here also in your own 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, "Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his own country. 24 "I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Eli'jah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all 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 and Eli'jah was sent to none of them but only to Zar'ephath, 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 many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Eli'sha; and none of them was cleansed, but only Na'aman 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 they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.
29 And they rose up and put him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong. 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 passing through the midst of them he went away. 30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
31 And he went down to Caper'na-um, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them 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 astonished at his teaching, for his word was with authority. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority.
33 And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out with 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 have you to do with us, Jesus of 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 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst, he came out of him, having done him no 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 And they were all amazed and said to one another, "What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean 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 reports of him went out into every place in the surrounding region. 37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
38 And he arose and left the synagogue, and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they besought him 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 And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her; and immediately she rose 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 Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them and 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 And demons also came out of many, crying, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them, and would not allow them to speak, because they knew 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 departed and went into a lonely place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept 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 the kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose." 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 preaching in the synagogues of Judea. 44 And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.