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1 Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led about by the Spirit in the Desert for forty days, 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,
2 tempted all the while by the Devil. During those days He ate nothing, and at the close of them He suffered from hunger. 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 God's Son, tell 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 "It is written," replied Jesus, "`It is not on bread alone that a man shall live.'" 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.' "
5 The Devil next led Him up and caused Him to see at a glance 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 And the Devil said to Him, "To you will I give all this authority and this splendour; for it has been handed over to me, and on whomsoever I will I bestow it. 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 therefore you do homage to me, it shall all be yours.' 7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours."
8 Jesus answered him, "It is written, `To the Lord thy God thou shalt do homage, and to Him alone shalt thou render worship.'" 8 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.' "
9 Then he brought Him to Jerusalem and caused Him to stand on the roof of the Temple, and said to Him, "If you are God's Son, throw yourself down from here; for it is written, 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 `He will give orders to His angels concerning thee, to guard thee safely;' 10 For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
11 and `On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest at any moment thou shouldst strike thy 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 The reply of Jesus was, "It is said, `Thou shalt not put the Lord they God to the proof.'" 12 Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
13 So the Devil, having fully tried every kind of temptation on Him, left Him for a time. 13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
14 Then Jesus returned in the Spirit's power to Galilee; and His fame spread through all the adjacent districts. 14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
15 And He proceeded to teach in their synagogues, winning praise from all. 15 He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
16 He came to Nazareth also, where He had been brought up; and, as was His custom, He went to the synagogue on the Sabbath, 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 And there was handed to Him the book of the Prophet Isaiah, and, opening the book, He 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 proclaim Good News to the poor; He has sent me to announce release to the prisoners of war and recovery of sight to the blind: to send away free those whom tyranny has crushed, 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 year of acceptance with the Lord." 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
20 And rolling up the book, He returned it to the attendant, and sat down--to speak. 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 Then He proceeded to say to them, "To-day is this Scripture fulfilled in your hearing." 21 and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
22 And they all spoke well of Him, wondering at the sweet words of kindness which fell from His lips, while they asked one another, "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 "Doubtless," said He, "you will quote to me the proverb, `Physician, cure yourself: all that we hear that you have done at Capernaum, do here also in your native place.'" 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 in solemn truth," He added, "that no Prophet is welcomed among his own people. 24 "I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
25 But I tell you in truth that there was many a widow in Israel in the time of Elijah, when there was no rain for three years and six months and there came a severe 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 yet to not one of them was Elijah sent: he was only sent to a widow at Zarephath in the Sidonian country. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.
27 And there was also many a leper in Israel in the time of the Prophet Elisha, and yet not one of them was cleansed, but Naaman the Syrian was." 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 Then all in the synagogue, while listening to these words, were filled with fury. 28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.
29 They rose, hurried Him outside the town, and brought Him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, to throw Him down 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 midst of them and went His way. 30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
31 So He came down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, where He frequently taught the people on the Sabbath days. 31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people.
32 And they were greatly impressed by His teaching, because He spoke with the language of authority. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority.
33 But in the synagogue there was a man possessed by the spirit of a foul demon. In a loud voice he cried out, 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 "Ha! Jesus the Nazarene, what have you to do with us? I know who you are--God's Holy One!" 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 the demon. "Silence!" He exclaimed; "come out of him." Upon this, the demon hurled the man into the midst of them, and came 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 All were astonished and awe-struck; and they asked one another, "What sort of language is this? For with authority and real power He gives orders to the foul 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 talk about Him spread into every part of the neighbouring country. 37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
38 Now when He rose and left the synagogue He went to Simon's house. Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from an acute attack of fever; and they consulted Him 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 Then standing over her He rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she at once rose and waited 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 At sunset all who had friends suffering from any illness brought them to Him, and He laid His hands on them all, one by one, 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 also came out of many, loudly calling out, "You are the Son of God." But He rebuked them and forbad them to speak, because they knew Him to be 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 Next morning, at daybreak, He left the town and went away to a solitary place; but the people flocked out to find Him, and, coming to the place where He was, they endeavoured to detain Him that He might not 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 said to them, "I have to tell the Good News of the Kingdom of God to the other towns also, because for this purpose 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 And for some time He preached in the synagogues in Galilee. 44 And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.