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Matthew 4 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the Devil. 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.
2 After spending forty days and nights without food, Jesus was hungry. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
3 Then the Devil came to him and said, "If you are God's Son, order these stones to turn into bread." 3 The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
4 But Jesus answered, "The scripture says, "Human beings cannot live on bread alone, but need every word that God speaks.' " 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' "
5 Then the Devil took Jesus to Jerusalem, the Holy City, set him on the highest point of the Temple, 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.
6 and said to him, "If you are God's Son, throw yourself down, for the scripture says, "God will give orders to his angels about you; they will hold you up with their hands, so that not even your feet will be hurt on the stones.' " 6 "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.' "
7 Jesus answered, "But the scripture also says, "Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' " 7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
8 Then the Devil took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in all their greatness. 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.
9 "All this I will give you," the Devil said, "if you kneel down and worship me." 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."
10 Then Jesus answered, "Go away, Satan! The scripture says, "Worship the Lord your God and serve only him!' " 10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.' "
11 Then the Devil left Jesus; and angels came and helped him. 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he went away to Galilee. 12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee.
13 He did not stay in Nazareth, but went to live in Capernaum, a town by Lake Galilee, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali--
14 This was done to make come true what the prophet Isaiah had said, 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, on the road to the sea, on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee, land of the Gentiles! 15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles--
16 The people who live in darkness will see a great light. On those who live in the dark land of death the light will shine." 16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."
17 From that time Jesus began to preach his message: "Turn away from your sins, because the Kingdom of heaven is near!" 17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."
18 As Jesus walked along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw two brothers who were fishermen, Simon (called Peter) and his brother Andrew, catching fish in the lake with a net. 18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
19 Jesus said to them, "Come with me, and I will teach you to catch people." 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
20 At once they left their nets and went with him. 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 He went on and saw two other brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in their boat with their father Zebedee, getting their nets ready. Jesus called them, 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,
22 and at once they left the boat and their father, and went with him. 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.
23 Jesus went all over Galilee, teaching in the synagogues, preaching the Good News about the Kingdom, and healing people who had all kinds of disease and sickness. 23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
24 The news about him spread through the whole country of Syria, so that people brought to him all those who were sick, suffering from all kinds of diseases and disorders: people with demons, and epileptics, and paralytics - and Jesus healed them all. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he healed them.
25 Large crowds followed him from Galilee and the Ten Towns, from Jerusalem, Judea, and the land on the other side of the Jordan. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.