1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led in the Spirit in the wilderness 2 forty days, being tempted of the devil. And he ate nothing in those :days: and when they were completed, he hungered. 3 And the devil said to him, If thou art :God’s Son, say to this stone that it become bread. 4 And :Jesus answered unto him, It is written [that] :Man shall not live by bread alone. 5 And he led him up, and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to him, To thee will I give the whole of this :authority, and the glory of them, because it hath been delivered to me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it. 7 If thou therefore wilt worship before me, it shall all be thine. 8 And :Jesus answered and said to him, It is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him alone shalt thou serve. 9 And he led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the wing of the temple, and said to him, If thou art :God’s Son, cast thyself down hence: 10 for it is written [that], He shall give his :angels charge concerning thee, to guard thee:
11 and [that], On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest haply thou dash thy :foot against a stone.
12 And :Jesus answered and said to him [that], It is said, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy :God. 13 And when the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until a season.
14 And :Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into :Galilee: and a fame went out concerning him through the whole region round about. 15 And HE was teaching in their :synagogues, being glorified of all.
16 And he came to †Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and he entered, as his :custom was, into the synagogue on the day of the sabbaths and stood up to read. 17 And he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. And he opened the scroll, and found the place where it was written,
18 The Lord’s Spirit is upon me,
Because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; Hath sent me to proclaim release to captives, and sight to the blind,
To set free the bruised,
19 To proclaim the Lord’s acceptable year.
20 And he rolled up the scroll, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them [that], Today hath this :scripture been fulfilled in your :ears. 22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the words of :grace :proceeding out of his :mouth: and they said, Is not this Joseph’s son? 23 And he said unto them, Doubtless ye will say to me this :parable, Healer, cure thyself: whatever we have heard taking place at Capernaum, do also here in thine own :country. 24 And he said, Amen I say unto you that no prophet is acceptable in his own :country. 25 But of a truth I say unto you, Many widows were in :Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, as a great famine came over all the land; 26 and unto none of them was Elijah sent, but only to Sarepta, in the land of Sidon, unto a woman, a widow. 27 And many lepers were in :Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naiman the Syrian. 28 And all in the synagogue were filled with wrath, as they heard these things; 29 and they rose up, and cast him forth out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their :city was built, that they might throw him down headlong. 30 But HE passing through the midst of them went his way.
31 And he came down to Capernaum, a city of :Galilee. And he was teaching them on the sabbaths: 32 and they were astonished at his :teaching; because his :word was with authority. 33 And in the synagogue was a man, having a spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 †Ah! what have we to do with thee, Jesus Nazarene? camest thou to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of :God. 35 And :Jesus rebuked him, saying, Be silent, and come out of him. And the demon threw him down in the midst, and came out of him, having done him no hurt. 36 And amazement came upon all, and they spake together, one with another, saying, What is this :word, that with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out? 37 And a rumor concerning him went forth into every place of the region round about. 38 And he rose up from the synagogue, and entered into the house of Simon. And :Simon’s mother-inlaw was holden with a great fever; and they besought him for her. 39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she rose and ministered to them. 40 And when the sun was setting, all that had any weak with diverse sicknesses brought them unto him; and HE laid :hands on every one of them, and cured them. 41 And demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying [that] Thou art the Son of :God. And rebuking them, he suffered them not to speak, because they knew he was the Christ. 42 And when it was day, he came out and went into a desert place: and the crowds sought after him, and came unto him, and would have stayed him, that he go not from them. 43 But he said unto them [that], I must preach the good tidings of the kingdom of :God to the other cities also: because for this I was sent.
44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of :Judæa.