When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison,1 he withdrew to Galilee.2
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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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to fulfill4 what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
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"Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles--
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."5
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From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven6 has come near."
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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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"Come, follow me,"9 Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people."
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At once they left their nets and followed him.10
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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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and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.12
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Jesus went throughout Galilee,13 teaching in their synagogues,14 proclaiming the good news15 of the kingdom,16 and healing every disease and sickness among the people.17
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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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Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.22
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