Matthew 4 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert. There the devil tempted him. 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.
2 After 40 days and 40 nights of going without eating, Jesus was hungry. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
3 The tempter came to him. He said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." 3 The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
4 Jesus answered, "It is written, 'Man doesn't live only on bread. He also lives on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' "#1(Deuteronomy 8:3)#2 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 the holy city. He had him stand 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 "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. It is written, " 'The Lord will command his angels to take good care of you. They will lift you up in their hands. Then you won't trip over a stone.' " #1(Psalm 91:11,12)#2 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 him, "It is also written, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "#1(Deuteronomy 6:16)#2 7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
8 Finally, the devil took Jesus to a very high mountain. He 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 "If you bow down and worship me," he said, "I will give you all of this." 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."
10 Jesus said to him, "Get away from me, Satan! It is written, 'Worship the Lord your God. He is the only one you should serve.' "#1(Deuteronomy 6:13)#2 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. Angels came and took care of him. 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
12 John had been put in prison. When Jesus heard about this, he returned to Galilee. 12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee.
13 Jesus left Nazareth. He went to live in the city of Capernaum. It was by the lake in the area 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 that way, what the prophet Isaiah had said came true. He had said, 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 "Land of Zebulun! Land of Naphtali! Galilee, where non-Jewish people live! Land along the Mediterranean Sea! Territory east of the Jordan River! 15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles--
16 The people who are now living in darkness will see a great light. They are now living in a very dark land. But a light will shine on them." #1(Isaiah 9:1,2)#2 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. "Turn away from your sins!" he said. "The kingdom of heaven is near." 17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."
18 One day Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee. There he saw two brothers. They were Simon Peter and his brother Andrew. They were throwing a net into the lake. 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 "Come. Follow me," Jesus said. "I will make you fishers of people." 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
20 At once they left their nets and followed him. 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers. They were James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee. As they were preparing their nets, Jesus called out to 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 Right away they left the boat and their father and followed Jesus. 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.
23 Jesus went all over Galilee. There he taught in the synagogues. He preached the good news of God's kingdom. He healed every illness and sickness the people had. 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 News about him spread all over Syria. People brought to him all who were ill with different kinds of sicknesses. Some were suffering great pain. Others were controlled by demons. Some were shaking wildly. Others couldn't move at all. And Jesus healed all of 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 Large crowds followed him. Some people came from Galilee, from the area known as the Ten Cities, and from Jerusalem and Judea. Others came from the area across the Jordan River. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.