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1 The first words of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 Even as it is said in the book of Isaiah the prophet, See, I send my servant before your face, who will make ready your way; 2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"--
3 The voice of one crying in the waste land, Make ready the way of the Lord, make his roads straight; 3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "
4 John came, and gave baptism in the waste land, preaching baptism as a sign of forgiveness of sin for those whose hearts were changed. 4 And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
5 And there went out to him all the people of Judaea, and all those of Jerusalem, and they were given baptism by him in the river Jordan, saying that they were sinners. 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 And John was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather band about him; and his food was locusts and 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 And he said to them all, There is one coming after me who is greater than I, whose shoes I am not good enough to undo. 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 have given you baptism with water, but he will give you baptism with the Holy Spirit. 8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
9 And it came about in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was given baptism by John in the Jordan. 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 And straight away, coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens broken open and the Spirit coming down on him as a dove: 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 out of heaven, You are my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased. 11 And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
12 And straight away the Spirit sent him out into the waste land. 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert,
13 And he was in the waste land for forty days, being tested by Satan; and he was with the beasts; and the 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 Now after John had been put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the good news of God, 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
15 And saying, The time has come, and the kingdom of God is near: let your hearts be turned from sin and have faith in the good news. 15 "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"
16 And going by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew, the brother of Simon, putting a net into the sea: for they were 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 And Jesus said to them, Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men. 17 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
18 And they went straight from their nets, and came after him. 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 And going on a little farther, he saw James, the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were in their boat stitching up 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 And he said, Come after me: and they went away from their father Zebedee, who was in the boat with the servants, and came after him. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
21 And they came to Capernaum; and on the Sabbath he went into the Synagogue and gave teaching. 21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.
22 And they were full of wonder at his teaching, because he gave it as one having authority, and not like the scribes. 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 And there was in their Synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he gave a cry, 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,
24 Saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? have you come to put an end to us? I see well who you are, the Holy One of 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 And Jesus said to him sharply, Be quiet, and come out of him. 25 "Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!"
26 And the unclean spirit, shaking him violently, and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 26 The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27 And they were all greatly surprised, so that they put questions to one another, saying, What is this? a new teaching! with authority he gives orders even to the unclean spirits, and they do what he says. 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 And news of him went out quickly everywhere into all parts of Galilee round about. 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
29 And when they came out of the Synagogue, they went into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew.
30 Now Simon's wife's mother was ill, with a burning heat; and they gave him word of her: 30 Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her.
31 And he came and took her by the hand, lifting her up; and she became well, and took care of their needs. 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 And in the evening, at sundown, they took to him all who were diseased, and those who had evil spirits. 32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.
33 And all the town had come together at the door. 33 The whole town gathered at the door,
34 And a number, who were ill with different diseases, he made well, and sent out evil spirits; but he did not let the evil spirits say anything, because they had knowledge of him. 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 And in the morning, a long time before daylight, he got up and went out to a quiet place, and there he gave himself up to prayer. 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 And Simon and those who were with him came after him. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him,
37 And when they came up with him, they said to him, Everyone is looking for you. 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!"
38 And he said to them, Let us go to other parts into the nearest towns, so that I may give teaching there, because for this purpose 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 And he went into their Synagogues in every part of Galilee, preaching and driving out evil spirits. 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
40 And a leper came to him and, going down on his knees before him, made a request, saying, If it is your pleasure, you have the power to make me clean. 40 A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean."
41 And being moved with pity, he put out his hand, and touching him said to him, It is my pleasure; be made clean. 41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!"
42 And straight away the disease went from him, and he was made clean. 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.
43 And he sent him away, saying to him very sharply, 43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:
44 See that you say nothing to any man: but go and let the priest see you, and make yourself clean by an offering of the things ordered by Moses, for a witness to them. 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 he went out, and made it public, giving an account of it everywhere, so that Jesus was no longer able to go openly into a town, but was outside in the waste land; and they came to him from every part. 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.