Matthew 41Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2And having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward he was hungry. 3And after he who tempts came, he said to him, If thou are the Son of God, speak so that these stones may become bread. 4But having answered, he said, It is written, Man will not live on bread alone, but on every word coming out through the mouth of God. 5Then the devil takes him into the holy city, and stands him on the pinnacle of the temple. 6And he says to him, If thou are the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is written, He will command his agents about thee, and, They will take thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7Jesus said to him, Again it is written, Thou shall not challenge the Lord thy God. 8Again, the devil takes him onto an exceedingly high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them. 9And he says to him, All these things I give thee, if after falling down, thou will worship me. 10Then Jesus says to him, Get thee behind me, Satan, for it is written, Thou shall worship the Lord thy God, and him only thou shall serve. 11Then the devil leaves him, and behold, agents came and served him. 12Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he departed into Galilee. 13And having left Nazareth behind, after coming, he dwelt in Capernaum by the sea in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14so that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which says, 15The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, 16the people who dwell in darkness saw a great light, and to those who dwell in the region and shadow of death, light sprang up to them. 17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent ye, for the kingdom of the heavens has approached. 18And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19And he says to them, Come behind me, and I will make you fishermen of men. 20And straightaway having left the nets, they followed him. 21And having gone on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. And he called them. 22And straightaway having left the boat and their father, they followed him. 23And Jesus went around all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 24And his fame went forth into all Syria. And they brought to him all those faring badly with various diseases, and gripped with pain, and being demon-possessed, and being lunatic, and paralyzed. And he healed them. 25And many multitudes from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and beyond the Jordan followed him.
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