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The Temptation of Jesus

4Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil.G5119G2424G321G5259G4151G1519G2048G3985G5259G12282For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry.G2532G3522G5062G2250G2532G5062G3571G5305G39833During that time the devilc came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread."G2532G3985G4334G846G2036G1487G1488G5207G2316G2036G2443G3778G3037G1096G7404But Jesus told him, "No! The Scriptures say, 'People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'c"G1161G611G2036G1125G444G2198G3756G2198G1909G740G3441G235G1909G3956G4487G1607G1223G4750G23165Then the devil took him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple,G5119G1228G3880G846G3880G1519G40G4172G2532G2476G846G1909G4419G24116and said, "If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, 'He will order his angels to protect you. And they will hold you up with their hands so you won't even hurt your foot on a stone.'c"G2532G3004G846G1487G1488G5207G2316G906G4572G2736G1063G1125G3754G1781G846G32G1781G4012G4675G2532G1909G5495G142G4571G142G3379G4350G4675G4228G4314G30377Jesus responded, "The Scriptures also say, 'You must not test the LORD your God.'c"G2424G5346G846G1125G3825G1598G3756G1598G2962G4675G23168Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.G3825G1228G3880G846G3880G1519G3029G5308G3735G2532G1166G846G3956G932G2889G2532G1391G8469"I will give it all to you," he said, "if you will kneel down and worship me."G2532G3004G846G3956G5023G1325G4671G1437G4098G4352G342710"Get out of here, Satan," Jesus told him. "For the Scriptures say, 'You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.'c"G5119G3004G2424G846G5217G4567G1063G1125G4352G2962G4675G2316G2532G846G3441G300011Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.G5119G1228G863G846G2532G2400G32G4334G2532G1247G846

The Ministry of Jesus Begins

12When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he left Judea and returned to Galilee.G1161G2424G191G3754G2491G3860G402G1519G105613He went first to Nazareth, then left there and moved to Capernaum, beside the Sea of Galilee, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.G2532G2641G3478G2064G2730G1519G2584G3588G3864G1722G3725G2194G2532G350814This fulfilled what God said through the prophet Isaiah.G2443G4137G3588G4483G1223G2268G4396G300415"In the land of Zebulun and of Naphtali, beside the sea, beyond the Jordan River, in Galilee where so many Gentiles live,G1093G2194G2532G1093G3508G3598G2281G4008G2446G1056G148416the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined."cG2992G3588G2521G1722G4655G1492G3173G5457G2532G3588G2521G1722G5561G2532G4639G2288G5457G393G84617From then on Jesus began to preach, "Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is nearc."G575G5119G2424G756G2784G2532G3004G3340G1063G932G3772G1448

The First Disciples

18One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living.G1161G2424G4043G3844G2281G1056G1492G1417G80G4613G3004G4074G2532G406G846G80G906G293G1519G2281G1063G2258G23119Jesus called out to them, "Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!"G2532G3004G846G1205G3694G3450G2532G4160G5209G231G44420And they left their nets at once and followed him.G1161G2112G863G1350G190G84621A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them to come, too.G2532G4260G1564G1492G243G1417G80G2385G3588G2199G2532G2491G846G80G1722G4143G3326G2199G846G3962G2675G846G1350G2532G2564G84622They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind.G1161G2112G863G4143G2532G846G3962G190G846

Crowds Follow Jesus

23Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.G2532G2424G4013G3650G1056G1321G1722G846G4864G2532G2784G2098G932G2532G2323G3956G3554G2532G3956G3119G1722G299224News about him spread as far as Syria, and people soon began bringing to him all who were sick. And whatever their sickness or disease, or if they were demon possessed or epileptic or paralyzed—he healed them all.G2532G846G189G565G1519G3650G4947G2532G4374G846G3956G2560G2192G4912G4164G3554G2532G931G2532G1139G2532G4583G2532G3885G2532G2323G84625Large crowds followed him wherever he went—people from Galilee, the Ten Townsc, Jerusalem, from all over Judea, and from east of the Jordan River.G2532G190G846G4183G3793G575G1056G2532G1179G2532G2414G2532G2449G2532G4008G2446


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