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1 Then Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil, 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.
2 and [after he] had fasted forty days and forty nights, then he was hungry. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
3 And the tempter approached [and] said to him, "If you are the Son of God, order that these stones become bread." 3 The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
4 But he answered [and] said, "It is written, 'Man will not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes out of the mouth of God." 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 him to the holy city and placed 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 the Son of God, throw yourself down! For it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you,' and 'On [their] hands they will lift you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'" 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 said to him, "On the other hand it is written, 'You are not to 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 Again the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.
9 and he said to him, "I will give to you all these things, if you will fall down [and] worship me." 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."
10 Then Jesus said to him, "Go away, Satan, for it is written, 'You shall 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 him, and behold, angels came and began ministering to him. 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
12 Now [when he] heard that John {had been arrested}, he withdrew into Galilee. 12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee.
13 And leaving Nazareth, he went [and] lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the region 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 in order that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah would be fulfilled, who said, 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, {toward the sea}, on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee 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 sit in darkness have seen a great light, and the ones who sit in the land and shadow of death, a light has dawned on them." 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 [on], Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, 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 Now [as he] was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew, throwing a casting net into the sea (for they were fishermen). 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 And he said to them, "{Follow me} and I will make you fishers of people." 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
20 And immediately they left their nets [and] followed him. 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 And going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the [son] of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he 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 immediately they left the boat and their father [and] followed him. 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.
23 And he went around through all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and every sickness among the people. 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 And a report about him went out {throughout} Syria, and they brought to him all those {who were sick} with various diseases and afflicted by torments, demon-possessed and epileptics and paralytics, and he healed them. 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 And large crowds followed him from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from the other side of the Jordan. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.