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1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, "Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy 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 wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight--" 3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "
4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 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 country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 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 Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild 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 preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 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 baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." 8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized 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 when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like 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 from heaven, "Thou art my beloved Son; with thee 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 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert,
13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to 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 was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel." 15 "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"
16 And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in 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, "Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men." 17 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zeb'edee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the 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 immediately he called them; and they left their father Zeb'edee in the boat with the hired servants, and followed 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 went into Caper'na-um; and immediately on the sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. 21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.
22 And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as 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 immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,
24 and he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know 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 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" 25 "Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!"
26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him 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 amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching! With authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him." 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 at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee. 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
29 And immediately he left the synagogue, and entered 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 mother-in-law lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him 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 and lifted her up, and the fever left her; and she served them. 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 That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. 32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.
33 And the whole city was gathered together about the door. 33 The whole town gathered at the door,
34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew 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 great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed. 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 pursued him, 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him,
37 and they found him and said to him, "Every one is searching for you." 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!"
38 And he said to them, "Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also; for that is why I came out." 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 throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons. 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
40 And a leper came to him beseeching him, and kneeling said to him, "If you will, you can 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 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, "I will; be clean." 41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!"
42 And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.
43 And he sternly charged him, and sent him away at once, 43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:
44 and said to him, "See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to the people." 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 began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter. 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.