Matthew 4:13-25

13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—
14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond 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.”[a]
17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

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 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
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 immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus Heals the Sick

23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
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 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,[b] Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.

Matthew 4:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
ESV
13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali,
NLT
13 He went first to Nazareth, then left there and moved to Capernaum, beside the Sea of Galilee, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.
MSG
13 He moved from his hometown, Nazareth, to the lakeside village Capernaum, nestled at the base of the Zebulun and Naphtali hills.
CSB
13 He left Nazareth behind and went to live in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.

Matthew 4:13-25 In-Context

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee.
13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—
14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond 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.”
17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
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 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
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 immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.
23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
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 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.

Cross References 20

  • 1. Mark 1:21; Mark 9:33; Luke 4:23,31; John 2:12; John 4:46,47
  • 2. S Matthew 1:22
  • 3. Isaiah 9:1,2; Luke 2:32; Jn 1:4,5,9
  • 4. S Matthew 3:2
  • 5. Matthew 15:29; Mark 7:31; John 6:1
  • 6. Matthew 16:17,18
  • 7. ver 20,22; Matthew 8:22; Mk 10:21,28,52; Luke 5:28; John 1:43; John 21:19,22
  • 8. S ver 19
  • 9. Matthew 17:1; Matthew 20:20; Matthew 26:37; Mark 3:17; Mark 13:3; Luke 8:51; John 21:2
  • 10. S ver 19
  • 11. Mark 1:39; Luke 4:15,44
  • 12. Matthew 9:35; Matthew 13:54; Mark 1:21; Luke 4:15; John 6:59; John 18:20
  • 13. Mark 1:14
  • 14. S Matthew 3:2; Acts 20:25; Acts 28:23,31
  • 15. Matthew 8:16; Matthew 14:14; Matthew 15:30; Mark 3:10; Luke 7:22; Acts 10:38
  • 16. S Luke 2:2
  • 17. Matthew 8:16,28; Matthew 9:32; Matthew 12:22; Matthew 15:22; Mark 1:32; Mark 5:15,16,18
  • 18. Matthew 17:15
  • 19. Matthew 8:6; Matthew 9:2; Mark 2:3
  • 20. Mark 3:7,8; Luke 6:17

Footnotes 2

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