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1 At that time Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the Desert in order to be tempted by the Devil. 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.
2 There He fasted for forty days and nights; and after that He suffered from hunger. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
3 So the Tempter came and said, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to turn into loaves." 3 The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
4 "It is written," replied Jesus, "`It is not on bread alone that a man shall live, but on whatsoever God shall appoint.'" 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 caused Him to stand on the roof 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 God's Son, throw yourself down; for it is written, "`To His angels He will give orders concerning thee, and on their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any moment thou shouldst strike thy 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 "Again it is written," replied Jesus, "`Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.'" 7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
8 Then the Devil took Him to the top of an exceedingly lofty mountain, from which he caused Him to see all the Kingdoms of the world and their splendour, 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 said to Him, "All this I will give you, if you will kneel down and do me homage." 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."
10 "Begone, Satan!" Jesus replied; "for it is written, `To the Lord thy God thou shalt do homage, and to Him alone shalt thou render worship.'" 10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.' "
11 Thereupon the Devil left Him, and angels at once came and ministered to Him. 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
12 Now when Jesus heard that John was thrown into prison, 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 settled at Capernaum, a town by the Lake on the frontiers 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 these words, spoken through the Prophet Isaiah, might be fulfilled, 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 "Zebulun's land and Naphtali's land; the road by the Lake; the country beyond the Jordan; Galilee of the Nations! 15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles--
16 The people who were dwelling in darkness have seen a brilliant light; and on those who were dwelling in the region of the shadow of death, on them light has dawned." 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 Jesus began to preach. "Repent," He said, "for the Kingdom of the Heavens is now close at hand." 17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."
18 And walking along the shore of the Lake of Galilee He saw two brothers--Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew--throwing a drag-net into the Lake; for they were fishers. 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, "Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
20 So they immediately left their nets and followed Him. As He went further on, 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zabdi and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zabdi 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 they at once left the boat and their father, and followed Him. 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.
23 Then Jesus travelled through all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom, and curing every kind of disease and infirmity 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 Thus His fame spread through all Syria; and they brought all the sick to Him, the people who were suffering from various diseases and pains--demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He cured 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 great crowds followed Him, coming from Galilee, from the Ten Towns, from Jerusalem, and from beyond the district on the other side of the Jordan. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.