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The Temptation of Jesus

4Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wildernessc,G1161G2424G4134G40G4151G5290G575G2446G2532G71G1722G4151G1519G20482where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry.G3985G5062G2250G3985G5259G1228G2532G1722G1565G2250G5315G3756G3762G2532G846G4931G5305G39833Then the devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread."G2532G1228G2036G846G1487G1488G5207G2316G2036G5129G3037G2443G1096G7404But Jesus told him, "No! The Scriptures say, 'People do not live by bread alone.'c"G2532G2424G611G4314G846G3004G1125G3754G444G2198G3756G2198G1909G740G3441G235G1909G3956G4487G23165Then the devil took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.G2532G1228G321G846G321G1519G5308G3735G1166G846G3956G932G3625G1722G4743G55506"I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them," the devil said, "because they are mine to give to anyone I please.G2532G1228G2036G846G537G5026G1849G1325G4671G2532G1391G846G3754G3860G1698G2532G3739G1437G2309G1325G8467I will give it all to you if you will worship me."G1437G4771G3767G4352G1799G3450G3956G2071G46758Jesus replied, "The Scriptures say, 'You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.'c"G2532G2424G611G2036G846G5217G3694G3450G4567G1063G1125G4352G2962G4675G2316G2532G846G3441G30009Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, "If you are the Son of God, jump off!G2532G71G846G1519G2419G2532G2476G846G1909G4419G2411G2532G2036G846G1487G1488G5207G2316G906G4572G2736G178210For the Scriptures say, 'He will order his angels to protect and guard you.G1063G3754G1125G1781G846G32G1781G4012G4675G1314G457111And they will hold you up with their hands so you won't even hurt your foot on a stone.'c"G2532G3754G1909G5495G142G4571G142G3379G4350G4675G4228G4314G303712Jesus responded, "The Scriptures also say, 'You must not test the LORD your God.'c"G2532G2424G611G2036G846G3754G2046G1598G3756G1598G2962G4675G231613When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.G2532G1228G4931G3956G3986G868G575G846G891G2540

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

14Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit's power. Reports about him spread quickly through the whole region.G2532G2424G5290G1722G1411G4151G1519G1056G2532G1831G5345G4012G846G2596G3650G406615He taught regularly in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.G2532G846G1321G1722G846G4864G1392G5259G395616When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures.G2532G2064G1519G3478G3757G2258G5142G2532G2596G846G1486G2596G1525G1519G4864G1722G4521G2250G2532G450G31417The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written.G2532G1929G846G975G4396G2268G2532G380G975G2147G5117G3757G2258G112518"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,G4151G2962G1909G1691G1752G5548G3165G2097G4434G649G3165G2390G4937G2588G2784G859G164G2532G309G5185G649G1722G859G235219and that the time of the LORD's favor has comec."G2784G1184G1763G296220He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently.G2532G4428G975G591G5257G2523G2532G3788G3956G2258G1722G4864G816G84621Then he began to speak to them. "The Scripture you've just heard has been fulfilled this very day!"G1161G756G3004G4314G846G3754G4594G4137G3778G1124G4137G1722G5216G377522Everyone spoke well of him and was amazed by the gracious words that came from his lips. "How can this be?" they asked. "Isn't this Joseph's son?"G2532G3956G3140G846G3140G2532G2296G1909G5485G3056G3588G1607G1537G846G4750G2532G3004G2076G3756G3778G2501G520723Then he said, "You will undoubtedly quote me this proverb: 'Physician, heal yourself'—meaning, 'Do miracles here in your hometown like those you did in Capernaum.'G2532G2036G4314G846G2046G3843G2046G3427G5026G3850G2395G2323G4572G3745G191G1096G1722G2584G4160G2532G5602G1722G4675G396824But I tell you the truth, no prophet is accepted in his own hometown.G1161G2036G281G3004G5213G3754G3762G4396G2076G1184G1722G846G396825"Certainly there were many needy widows in Israel in Elijah's time, when the heavens were closed for three and a half years, and a severe famine devastated the land.G1161G3004G5213G1909G225G4183G5503G2258G1722G2474G1722G2250G2243G3753G3772G2808G1909G5140G2094G2532G1803G3376G5613G3173G3042G1096G1909G3956G109326Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them. He was sent instead to a foreigner—a widow of Zarephath in the land of Sidon.G2532G4314G3762G846G3992G2243G3992G1508G1519G4558G4605G4314G1135G550327And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, but the only one healed was Naaman, a Syrian."G2532G4183G3015G2258G1722G2474G1909G1666G4396G2532G3762G846G2511G1508G3497G494828When they heard this, the people in the synagogue were furious.G2532G3956G1722G4864G191G5023G4130G237229Jumping up, they mobbed him and forced him to the edge of the hill on which the town was built. They intended to push him over the cliff,G2532G450G1544G846G1854G4172G2532G71G846G2193G3790G3735G1909G3739G846G4172G3618G1519G2630G846G263030but he passed right through the crowd and went on his way.G1161G846G1330G1223G3319G846G4198

Jesus Casts Out a Demon

31Then Jesus went to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and taught there in the synagogue every Sabbath day.G2532G2718G1519G2584G4172G1056G2532G1321G846G2258G1722G452132There, too, the people were amazed at his teaching, for he spoke with authority.G2532G1605G1909G846G1322G3754G846G3056G2258G1722G184933Once when he was in the synagogue, a man possessed by a demon—an evilc spirit—began shouting at Jesus,G2532G1722G4864G2258G444G2192G4151G169G1140G2532G349G3173G545634"Go away! Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are?the Holy One sent from God!"G3004G1436G5101G2254G4671G2532G2424G3479G2064G622G2248G1492G4571G5101G1488G40G231635Jesus cut him short. "Be quiet! Come out of the man," he ordered. At that, the demon threw the man to the floor as the crowd watched; then it came out of him without hurting him further.G2532G2424G2008G846G3004G5392G2532G1831G1537G846G2532G1140G4496G846G1519G3319G1831G575G846G984G846G336736Amazed, the people exclaimed, "What authority and power this man's words possess! Even evil spirits obey him, and they flee at his command!"G2532G1096G1909G3956G2285G2532G4814G4314G240G3004G5101G3056G3778G3754G1722G1849G2532G1411G2004G169G4151G2532G183137The news about Jesus spread through every village in the entire region.G2532G2279G4012G846G1607G1519G3956G5117G4066

Jesus Heals Many People

38After leaving the synagogue that day, Jesus went to Simon's home, where he found Simon's mother-in-law very sick with a high fever. "Please heal her," everyone begged.G1161G450G1537G4864G1525G1519G4613G3614G1161G4613G3994G2258G4912G3173G4446G2532G2065G846G4012G84639Standing at her bedside, he rebuked the fever, and it left her. And she got up at once and prepared a meal for them.G2532G2186G1883G846G2008G4446G2532G863G846G3916G450G1161G1247G84640As the sun went down that evening, people throughout the village brought sick family members to Jesus. No matter what their diseases were, the touch of his hand healed every one.G1161G2246G1416G3956G3745G2192G770G4164G3554G71G846G4314G846G1161G2007G5495G2007G1538G1520G846G2323G84641Many were possessed by demons; and the demons came out at his command, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But because they knew he was the Messiah, he rebuked them and refused to let them speak.G1161G1140G2532G1831G575G4183G2896G2532G3004G3754G4771G1488G5547G5207G2316G2532G2008G1439G846G3756G2980G3754G1492G846G1511G5547

Jesus Continues to Preach

42Early the next morning Jesus went out to an isolated place. The crowds searched everywhere for him, and when they finally found him, they begged him not to leave them.G1161G1096G2250G1831G4198G1519G2048G5117G2532G3793G2212G846G2532G2064G2193G846G2532G2722G846G3361G4198G575G84643But he replied, "I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God in other towns, too, because that is why I was sent."G1161G2036G4314G846G3754G3165G1163G2097G932G2316G2087G4172G2532G3754G1519G5124G64944So he continued to travel around, preaching in synagogues throughout Judeac.G2532G2258G2784G1722G4864G1056


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