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1 This is the Good News about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 It began as the prophet Isaiah had written: "God said, "I will send my messenger ahead of you to open the way for you.' 2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"--
3 Someone is shouting in the desert, "Get the road ready for the Lord; make a straight path for him to travel!' " 3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "
4 So John appeared in the desert, baptizing and preaching. "Turn away from your sins and be baptized," he told the people, "and God will forgive your sins." 4 And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
5 Many people from the province of Judea and the city of Jerusalem went out to hear John. They confessed their sins, and he baptized them in the Jordan River. 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, and his food was 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 to the people, "The man who will come after me is much greater than I am. I am not good enough even to bend down and untie 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 Not long afterward Jesus came from Nazareth in the province of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 As soon as Jesus came up out of the water, he saw heaven opening and the Spirit coming down on him like a dove. 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 a voice came from heaven, "You are my own dear Son. I am pleased with you." 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 made him go into the desert, 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert,
13 where he stayed forty days, being tempted by Satan. Wild animals were there also, but angels came and helped 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 had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee and preached the Good News from God. 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
15 "The right time has come," he said, "and the Kingdom of God is near! Turn away from your sins and believe the Good News!" 15 "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"
16 As Jesus walked along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw two fishermen, Simon and his brother Andrew, catching fish with a net. 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 Jesus said to them, "Come with me, and I will teach you to catch people." 17 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
18 At once they left their nets and went with him. 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 He went a little farther on and saw two other brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in their boat getting their nets ready. 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 As soon as Jesus saw them, he called them; they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and went with Jesus. 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 disciples came to the town of Capernaum, and on the next Sabbath Jesus went to the synagogue and began to teach. 21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.
22 The people who heard him were amazed at the way he taught, for he wasn't like the teachers of the Law; instead, he taught with authority. 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 Just then a man with an evil spirit came into the synagogue and screamed, 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,
24 "What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Are you here to destroy us? I know who you are - you are God's holy messenger!" 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 Jesus ordered the spirit, "Be quiet, and come out of the man!" 25 "Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!"
26 The evil spirit shook the man hard, gave a loud scream, and came out of him. 26 The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27 The people were all so amazed that they started saying to one another, "What is this? Is it some kind of new teaching? This man has authority to give orders to the evil 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 And so the news about Jesus spread quickly everywhere in the province of Galilee. 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
29 Jesus and his disciples, including James and John, left the synagogue and went straight to the home of 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 sick in bed with a fever, and as soon as Jesus arrived, he was told about her. 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 helped her up. The fever left her, and she began to wait on 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 After the sun had set and evening had come, people brought to Jesus all the sick and those who had demons. 32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.
33 All the people of the town gathered in front of the house. 33 The whole town gathered at the door,
34 Jesus healed many who were sick with all kinds of diseases and drove out many demons. He would not let the demons say anything, because they knew who he was. 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 Very early the next morning, long before daylight, Jesus got up and left the house. He went out of town to a lonely place, where he prayed. 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 But Simon and his companions went out searching for him, 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him,
37 and when they found him, they said, "Everyone is looking for you." 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!"
38 But Jesus answered, "We must go on to the other villages around here. I have to preach in them also, because that is why I came." 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 So he traveled all over Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and driving out demons. 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
40 A man suffering from a dreaded skin disease came to Jesus, knelt down, and begged him for help. "If you want to," he said, "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 Jesus was filled with pity, and reached out and touched him. "I do want to," he answered. "Be clean!" 41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!"
42 At once the disease left the man, and he was clean. 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.
43 Then Jesus spoke sternly to him and sent him away at once, 43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:
44 after saying to him, "Listen, don't tell anyone about this. But go straight to the priest and let him examine you; then in order to prove to everyone that you are cured, offer the sacrifice that Moses ordered." 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 But the man went away and began to spread the news everywhere. Indeed, he talked so much that Jesus could not go into a town publicly. Instead, he stayed out in lonely places, and 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.