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1 Here begins the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 In the book of the prophet Isaiah, God said, "Look, I am sending my messenger before you, and 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 He is a voice shouting in the wilderness: 'Prepare a pathway for the Lord's coming! Make a straight road for him!'" 3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "
4 This messenger was John the Baptist. He lived in the wilderness and was preaching that people should be baptized to show that they had turned from their sins and turned to God to be forgiven. 4 And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
5 People from Jerusalem and from all over Judea traveled out into the wilderness to see and hear John. And when they confessed their sins, 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 His clothes were woven from camel hair, and he wore a leather belt; 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: "Someone is coming soon who is far greater than I am -- so much greater that I am not even worthy to be his slave. 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 One day Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and he 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 And when Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens split open and the Holy Spirit descending like a dove 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 a voice came from heaven saying, "You are my beloved Son, and I am fully pleased with you." 11 And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
12 Immediately the Holy Spirit compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness. 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert,
13 He was there for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was out among the wild animals, and 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 Later on, after John was arrested by Herod Antipas, Jesus went to Galilee to preach God's Good News. 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
15 "At last the time has come!" he announced. "The Kingdom of God is near! Turn from your sins and believe this Good News!" 15 "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"
16 One day as Jesus was walking along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother, Andrew, fishing with a net, for they were commercial 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 called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" 17 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
18 And they left their nets at once and went with him. 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 A little farther up the shore Jesus saw Zebedee's sons, James and John, 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 He called them, too, and immediately they left their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired men and went with him. 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 companions went to the town of Capernaum, and every Sabbath day he went into the synagogue and taught the people. 21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.
22 They were amazed at his teaching, for he taught as one who had real authority -- quite unlike the teachers of religious 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 A man possessed by an evil spirit was in the synagogue, 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,
24 and he began shouting, "Why are you bothering us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are -- the Holy One sent 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 Jesus cut him short. "Be silent! Come out of the man." 25 "Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!"
26 At that, the evil spirit screamed and threw the man into a convulsion, but then he left him. 26 The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27 Amazement gripped the audience, and they began to discuss what had happened. "What sort of new teaching is this?" they asked excitedly. "It has such authority! Even evil spirits obey his orders!" 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 The news of what he had done spread quickly through that entire area of Galilee. 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
29 After Jesus and his disciples left the synagogue, they went over to Simon and Andrew's home, and James and John were with them. 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 high fever. They told Jesus about her right away. 30 Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her.
31 He went to her bedside, and as he took her by the hand and helped her to sit up, the fever suddenly left, and she got up and prepared a meal for 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, many sick and demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. 32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.
33 And a huge crowd of people from all over Capernaum gathered outside the door to watch. 33 The whole town gathered at the door,
34 So Jesus healed great numbers of sick people who had many different kinds of diseases, and he ordered many demons to come out of their victims. But because they knew who he was, he refused to allow the demons to speak. 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 The next morning Jesus awoke long before daybreak and went out alone into the wilderness to pray. 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 Later Simon and the others went out to find him. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him,
37 They said, "Everyone is asking for you." 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!"
38 But he replied, "We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too, 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 throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and expelling demons from many people. 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
40 A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. "If you want to, you can make me well again," he said. 40 A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean."
41 Moved with pity, Jesus touched him. "I want to," he said. "Be healed!" 41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!"
42 Instantly the leprosy disappeared -- the man was healed. 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.
43 Then Jesus sent him on his way and told him sternly, 43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:
44 "Go right over to the priest and let him examine you. Don't talk to anyone along the way. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy, so everyone will have proof of your healing." 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 as the man went on his way, he spread the news, telling everyone what had happened to him. As a result, such crowds soon surrounded Jesus that he couldn't enter a town anywhere publicly. He had to stay out in the secluded places, and people from everywhere came to him there. 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.