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1 This is the beginning of the Good News about Jesus Christ, the Son of God, 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 as the prophet Isaiah wrote: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who 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 "This is a voice of one who calls out in the desert: 'Prepare the way for the Lord. Make the road straight for him.'" 3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "
4 John was baptizing people in the desert and preaching a baptism of changed hearts and lives for the forgiveness of sins. 4 And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
5 All the people from Judea and Jerusalem were going out to him. They confessed their sins and were baptized by him 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 from camel's hair, had a leather belt around his waist, and 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 This is what John preached to the people: "There is one coming after me who is greater than I; I am not good enough even to kneel 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 At that time Jesus came from the town of Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan River. 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 Immediately, as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven open. The Holy Spirit came 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 Son, whom I love, and I am very pleased with you." 11 And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
12 Then the Spirit sent Jesus into the desert. 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert,
13 He was in the desert forty days and was tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels came and 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 put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, preaching the Good News from God. 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
15 He said, "The right time has come. The kingdom of God is near. Change your hearts and lives 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 When Jesus was walking by Lake Galilee, he saw Simonn and his brother Andrew throwing a net into the lake because 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 Jesus said to them, "Come follow me, and I will make you fish for people." 17 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
18 So Simon and Andrew immediately left their nets and followed him. 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 Going a little farther, Jesus saw two more brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in a boat, mending their 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 Jesus immediately called them, and they left their father in the boat with the hired workers and followed 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 followers went to Capernaum. On the Sabbath day He 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 were amazed at his teaching, because he taught like a person who had authority, not like their teachers of the law. 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 was there in the synagogue who had an evil spirit in him. He shouted, 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,
24 "Jesus of Nazareth! What do you want with us? Did you come to destroy us? I know who you are -- God's Holy One!" 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 commanded the evil spirit, "Be quiet! Come out of the man!" 25 "Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!"
26 The evil spirit shook the man violently, gave a loud cry, and then came out of him. 26 The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27 The people were so amazed they asked each other, "What is happening here? This man is teaching something new, and with authority. He even gives commands to 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 the news about Jesus spread quickly everywhere in the area of Galilee. 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
29 As soon as Jesus and his followers left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simonn 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 the people told Jesus about her. 30 Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her.
31 So Jesus went to her bed, took her hand, and helped her up. The fever left her, and she began serving 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, after the sun went down, the people brought to Jesus all who were sick and had demons in them. 32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.
33 The whole town gathered at the door. 33 The whole town gathered at the door,
34 Jesus healed many who had different kinds of sicknesses, and he forced many demons to leave people. But he would not allow the demons to speak, 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 Early the next morning, while it was still dark, Jesus woke and left the house. He went 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 Simon and his friends went to look for Jesus. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him,
37 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 Jesus answered, "We should go to other towns around here so I can preach there too. That is the reason 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 went everywhere in Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and forcing out demons. 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
40 A man with a skin disease came to Jesus. He fell to his knees and begged Jesus, "You can heal me if you will." 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 felt sorry for the man, so he reached out his hand and touched him and said, "I will. Be healed!" 41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!"
42 Immediately the disease left the man, and he was healed. 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.
43 Jesus told the man to go away at once, but he warned him strongly, 43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:
44 "Don't tell anyone about this. But go and show yourself to the priest. And offer the gift Moses commanded for people who are made well. This will show the people what I have done." 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 The man left there, but he began to tell everyone that Jesus had healed him, and so he spread the news about Jesus. As a result, Jesus could not enter a town if people saw him. He stayed in places where nobody lived, 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.