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1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God's Son, 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah: Look, I am sending my messenger before you. He will prepare your way, 2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"--
3 a voice shouting in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight." 3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "
4 John was in the wilderness calling for people to be baptized to show that they were changing their hearts and lives and wanted God to forgive their sins. 4 And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
5 Everyone in Judea and all the people of Jerusalem went out to the Jordan River and were being baptized by John as they confessed their sins. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
6 John wore clothes made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. 6 John wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
7 He announced, "One stronger than I am is coming after me. I'm not even worthy to bend over and loosen the strap of his sandals. 7 And this was his message: "After me will come one more powerful than I, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." 8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
9 About that time, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River. 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 While he was coming up out of the water, Jesus saw heaven splitting open and the Spirit, like a dove, coming down on him. 10 As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.
11 And there was a voice from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I dearly love; in you I find happiness." 11 And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
12 At once the Spirit forced Jesus out into the wilderness. 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert,
13 He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among the wild animals, and the angels took care of him. 13 and he was in the desert forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
14 After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee announcing God's good news, 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
15 saying, "Now is the time! Here comes God's kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!" 15 "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"
16 As Jesus passed alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, for they were fishermen. 16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
17 "Come, follow me," he said, "and I'll show you how to fish for people." 17 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
18 Right away, they left their nets and followed him. 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 After going a little farther, he saw James and John, Zebedee's sons, in their boat repairing the fishing nets. 19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.
20 At that very moment he called them. They followed him, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
21 Jesus and his followers went into Capernaum. Immediately on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and started teaching. 21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.
22 The people were amazed by his teaching, for he was teaching them with authority, not like the legal experts. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.
23 Suddenly, there in the synagogue, a person with an evil spirit screamed, 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,
24 "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are. You are the holy one from God." 24 "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!"
25 "Silence!" Jesus said, speaking harshly to the demon. "Come out of him!" 25 "Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!"
26 The unclean spirit shook him and screamed, then it came out. 26 The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27 Everyone was shaken and questioned among themselves, "What's this? A new teaching with authority! He even commands unclean spirits and they obey him!" 27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching--and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him."
28 Right away the news about him spread throughout the entire region of Galilee. 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
29 After leaving the synagogue, Jesus, James, and John went home with Simon and Andrew. 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew.
30 Simon's mother-in-law was in bed, sick with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once. 30 Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her.
31 He went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them. 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.
32 That evening, at sunset, people brought to Jesus those who were sick or demon-possessed. 32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.
33 The whole town gathered near the door. 33 The whole town gathered at the door,
34 He healed many who were sick with all kinds of diseases, and he threw out many demons. But he didn't let the demons speak, because they recognized him. 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
35 Early in the morning, well before sunrise, Jesus rose and went to a deserted place where he could be alone in prayer. 35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
36 Simon and those with him tracked him down. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him,
37 When they found him, they told him, "Everyone's looking for you!" 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!"
38 He replied, "Let's head in the other direction, to the nearby villages, so that I can preach there too. That's why I've come." 38 Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else--to the nearby villages--so I can preach there also. That is why I have come."
39 He traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and throwing out demons. 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
40 A man with a skin disease approached Jesus, fell to his knees, and begged, "If you want, you can make me clean." 40 A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean."
41 Incensed, Jesus reached out his hand, touched him, and said, "I do want to. Be clean." 41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!"
42 Instantly, the skin disease left him, and he was clean. 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.
43 Sternly, Jesus sent him away, 43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:
44 saying, "Don't say anything to anyone. Instead, go and show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifice for your cleansing that Moses commanded. This will be a testimony to them." 44 "See that you don't tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them."
45 Instead, he went out and started talking freely and spreading the news so that Jesus wasn't able to enter a town openly. He remained outside in deserted places, but people came to him from everywhere. 45 Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.