The Temptation of Jesus1 a And Jesus b full of the Holy Spirit c returned from the Jordan and was led d by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for e forty days, f being tempted by the devil. g And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, h he was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are i the Son of God, command j this stone to become bread.” 4 And Jesus answered him, k “It is written l ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” 5 m And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6 and said to him, “To you n I will give all this authority and their glory o for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8 And Jesus answered him, p “It is written, q “‘You shall worship the Lord your God,
and r him only shall you serve.’”
9 s And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are t the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10 for it is written, u “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
to guard you,’
11 and v “‘On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
12 And Jesus answered him, “It is said w ‘You shall not x put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him y until an opportune time.
Jesus Begins His Ministry14 z And Jesus returned aa in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and ab a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. 15 And ac he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth16 ad And he came to ae Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And af as was his custom ag he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up ah to read. 17 And ai the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, 18 aj “The Spirit of the Lord ak is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to al proclaim good news to the poor.
am He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and an recovering of sight to the blind,
ao to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19 ap to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and aq sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were ar fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today as this Scripture at has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 And all spoke well of him and marveled at au the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said av “Is not this aw Joseph’s son?” 23 And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb ax ‘Physician, heal yourself.’ What we have heard you did ay at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.” 24 And he said, “Truly, I say to you az no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when ba the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, 26 and Elijah was sent to none of them bb but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 And bc there were many lepers ▼
▼ Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed be but only Naaman the Syrian.” 28 When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29 And they rose up and bf drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30 But bg passing through their midst, he went away.
Jesus Heals a Man with an Unclean Demon31 bh And he bi went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And bj he was teaching them bk on the Sabbath, 32 and bl they were astonished at his teaching bm for his word possessed authority. 33 And bn in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 “Ha! ▼
▼ Or Leave us alonebp What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? bq I know who you are— br the Holy One of God.” 35 But Jesus bs rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. 36 And bt they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? bu For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!” 37 And bv reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region.
Jesus Heals Many38 bw And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now bx Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39 And he stood over her and by rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them. 40 Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and bz he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 ca And demons also came out of many cb crying, “You are cc the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and cd would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was ce the Christ.
Jesus Preaches in Synagogues42 cf And when it was day, he departed and went cg into a desolate place. And ch the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, 43 but he said to them, ci “I must cj preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” 44 And he was preaching ck in the synagogues of Judea. ▼
▼ Some manuscripts Galilee
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