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1 Then Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted there by the Devil. 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.
2 For forty days and forty nights he ate nothing and became very hungry. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
3 Then the Devil came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, change these stones into loaves of 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 told him, "No! The Scriptures say, 'People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word 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 Jerusalem, to 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, "If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, 'He orders his angels to protect you. And they will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on 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 responded, "The Scriptures also say, 'Do not test the Lord your God.' " 7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
8 Next the Devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him the nations of the world and all 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 "I will give it all to you," he said, "if you will only kneel down and worship me." 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."
10 "Get out of here, Satan," Jesus told him. "For the Scriptures say, 'You must worship the Lord your God; 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 went away, and angels came and cared for Jesus. 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
12 When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he left Judea and returned to Galilee. 12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee.
13 But instead of going to Nazareth, he went to Capernaum, beside the Sea of Galilee, 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 This fulfilled Isaiah's prophecy: 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 "In the land of Zebulun and of Naphtali, beside the sea, beyond the Jordan River -- in Galilee where so many Gentiles live -- 15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles--
16 the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined." 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 then on, Jesus began to preach, "Turn from your sins and turn to God, 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 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers -- Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew -- fishing with a net, for they were commercial 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 Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
20 And they left their nets at once and went with him. 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, mending their nets. And he called them to come, too. 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 They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind. 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.
23 Jesus traveled throughout Galilee teaching in the synagogues, preaching everywhere the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed people who had every kind of sickness and disease. 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 far beyond the borders of Galilee so that the sick were soon coming to be healed from as far away as Syria. And whatever their illness and pain, or if they were possessed by demons, or were epileptics, or were paralyzed -- he 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 wherever he went -- people from Galilee, the Ten Towns, Jerusalem, from all over Judea, and from east of the Jordan River. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.