Matthew 4


The Devil Tests Jesus

Then Jesus was led into the wilderness by the spirit, to be tested by the devil. And he fasted [2days 1forty] and [2nights 1forty]; afterwards he hungered. And having come forward to him, the one testing said, If you are son of God, speak! that these stones [2bread loaves 1should become]. And responding he said, It has been written, Not by bread alone shall [2live 1a man], but by every word coming forth by the mouth of God. Then [3takes 4him 1the 2devil] unto the holy city, and he stands him upon the border of the temple. And he says to him, If you are son of God, throw yourself below! for it has been written that, To his angels he shall give charge concerning you; and by hands they shall lift you, lest at any time you should stumble [2against 3a stone 1your foot]. [2said 3to him 1Jesus], Again it has been written, You shall not put to test the Lord your God. Again [3takes 4him 1the 2devil] unto [3mountain 2high 1an exceedingly], and shows to him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. And he says to him, All these I will give to you, if falling down you should do obeisance to me. 10 Then [2says 3to him 1Jesus], Go behind me Satan! For it is written, [2the Lord 3your God 1You shall do obeisance to], and to him alone you shall serve. 11 Then [3left 4him 1the 2devil]; and behold, angels came forward and served to him.

The Beginning of Jesus' Ministry

12 [3having heard 1And 2Jesus] that John was delivered up, withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, coming he dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali; 14 that [7should be fulfilled 1the 2word 3through 4Isaiah 5the 6prophet], saying, 15 Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, way of the sea, on the other side of the Jordan; Galilee of the nations. 16 The people sitting in darkness beheld [2light 1a great]; and to the ones sitting in a place and shadow of death light arose to them. 17 From then Jesus began to proclaim and to say, Repent! [6approaches 1for 2the 3kingdom 4of the 5heavens].

Jesus Gathers His Disciples

18 [3walking 1And 2Jesus] by the sea of Galilee, beheld two brothers -- Simon the one being called Peter, and Andrew his brother, throwing a casting-net into the sea -- for they were fishermen. 19 And he says to them, Come after me! and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they immediately having left the nets followed him. 21 And advancing from there, he beheld another two brothers -- James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, readying their nets; and he called them. 22  And immediately having left the boat and their father, they followed him. 23 And [2led about 3all 4Galilee 1Jesus] teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every infirmity among the people. 24 And went forth the report of him into all Syria. And they brought to him all the ones [2an illness 1having] with various diseases, and [2torments 1being held by], and ones being demon-possessed, and ones acting as lunatic, and paralytics; and he cured them. 25 And [3followed 4him 2multitudes 1great] from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and on the other side of the Jordan.
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