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1 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God,
2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way;
as 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 out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,' "
“a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’ ”
4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
5 And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
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, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
7 He proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals.
And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps 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."
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.
At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.
Just 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, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."
And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
12 And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.
At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness,
13 He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.
and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,
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 has come near; repent, and believe in the good news."
“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen.
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 fish for people."
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him.
At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets.
When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.
20 Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.
Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught.
They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.
22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.
23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit,
Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure 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."
“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!"
“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.
The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27 They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, "What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him."
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 impure spirits and they obey him.”
28 At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.
News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
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 was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once.
Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her.
31 He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
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.
That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.
33 And the whole city was gathered around the door.
The whole town gathered at the door,
34 And he cured 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.
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 In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.
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 his companions hunted for him.
Simon and his companions went to look for him,
37 When they found him, they said to him, "Everyone is searching for you."
and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”
38 He answered, "Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do."
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 Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.
So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
40 A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, "If you choose, you can make me clean."
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, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, "I do choose. Be made clean!"
Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”
42 Immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.
Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.
43 After sternly warning him he sent him away at once,
Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:
44 saying to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
“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 proclaim it freely, and to spread the word, so that Jesus could no longer go into a town openly, but stayed out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter.
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.
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