The Temptation of Jesus1 a Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit b returned from the Jordan and was led around ▼
▼ Or under the influence of; lit inby the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for d forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days, and when they had ended, He became hungry. 3 And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” 4 And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘ e Man shall not live on bread alone.’” 5 f And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of ▼
▼ Lit the inhabited earth, h the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and ▼
▼ Lit their (referring to the kingdoms in v 5)its glory; j for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 “Therefore if You ▼
▼ Or bow down beforeworship before me, it shall all be Yours.” 8 Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘ l You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’” 9 m And he led Him to Jerusalem and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here; 10 for it is written, ‘ n He will command His angels concerning You to guard You,’
11 and, ‘ o On their hands they will bear You up,
So that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’”
12 And Jesus answered and said to him, “It is said, ‘ p You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13 When the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time.
Jesus’ Public Ministry14 And q Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and r news about Him spread through all the surrounding district. 15 And He began s teaching in their synagogues and was praised by all. 16 And He came to t Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom u He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and v stood up to read. 17 And the ▼ book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the ▼ book and found the place where it was written, 18 y “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed,
19 z To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”
20 And He aa closed the ▼ book, gave it back to the attendant and ac sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your ▼
▼ Lit earshearing.” 22 And all were ▼
▼ Or testifyingspeaking well of Him, and wondering at the ▼
▼ Or words of gracegracious words which ▼
▼ Lit were proceeding out of His mouthwere falling from His lips; and they were saying ah “Is this not Joseph’s son?” 23 And He said to them, “No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done ai at Capernaum, do here in aj your hometown as well.’” 24 And He said, “Truly I say to you, ak no prophet is welcome in his hometown. 25 “But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel al in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land; 26 and yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but am only to ▼
▼ Gr SareptaZarephath, in the land of ao Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 “And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but ap only Naaman the Syrian.” 28 And all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heard these things; 29 and they got up and aq drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff. 30 But ar passing through their midst, He went His way. 31 And as He came down to at Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and He was teaching them on the Sabbath; 32 and au they were amazed at His teaching, for av His ▼
▼ Lit wordmessage was with authority. 33 In the synagogue there was a man ▼
▼ Lit having a spiritpossessed by the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 “Let us alone! ▼
▼ Lit What to us and to you (a Heb idiom), az What business do we have with each other, Jesus ▼
▼ Lit the Nazareneof bb Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are— bc the Holy One of God!” 35 But Jesus bd rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst of the people, he came out of him without doing him any harm. 36 And amazement came upon them all, and they began talking with one another saying, “What is ▼
▼ Or this word, that with authority...come out?this message? For bf with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits and they come out.” 37 And bg the report about Him was spreading into every locality in the surrounding district.
Many Are Healed38 bh Then He got up and left the synagogue, and entered Simon’s home. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was bi suffering from a high fever, and they asked Him ▼
▼ Lit about herto help her. 39 And standing over her, He bk rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she immediately got up and ▼
▼ Or servedwaited on them. 40 bm While bn the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and bo laying His hands on each one of them, He was bp healing them. 41 Demons also were coming out of many, shouting, “You are bq the Son of God!” But br rebuking them, He would bs not allow them to speak, because they knew Him to be ▼
▼ I.e. the Messiahthe Christ. 42 bu When day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from going away from them. 43 But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, bv for I was sent for this purpose.” 44 So He kept on preaching in the synagogues bw of ▼
▼ I.e. the country of the Jews (including Galilee)Judea.
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