Matthew 4:12-25 NIV

Jesus Begins to Preach

12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison,1 he returned to Galilee.2

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13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum,3 which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali--

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14 to fulfill4 what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

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15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles--
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."a5

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17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven6 is near."

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The Calling of the First Disciples

4:18-22pp -- Mk 1:16-20; Lk 5:2-11; Jn 1:35-42

18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee,7 he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter8 and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.

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19 "Come, follow me,"9 Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."

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20 At once they left their nets and followed him.10

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    • 24 4:20 - S ver 19
      21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John.11 They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,

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      22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.12

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        • 26 4:22 - S ver 19

          Jesus Heals the Sick

          23 Jesus went throughout Galilee,13 teaching in their synagogues,14 preaching the good news15 of the kingdom,16 and healing every disease and sickness among the people.17

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          24 News about him spread all over Syria,18 and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed,19 those having seizures,20 and the paralyzed,21 and he healed them.

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          25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,b Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.22

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            • f 4:25 - That is, the Ten Cities