Matthew 4

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1Then Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he was hungry. 3And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou art the Son of God, command that these stones be made into bread. 4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. 5Then the devil took him up into the holy city and set him on a pinnacle of the temple 6and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee up lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 8Again, the devil took him up into an exceeding high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them 9and said unto him, All these things I will give thee if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10Then Jesus said unto him, Get thee hence, Satan, for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11Then the devil left him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

12Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he returned to Galilee; 13and leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, 15The land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; 16the people who sat in darkness saw great light, and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up. 17From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand.

18And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon, called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers. 19And he said unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20And they straightway left their nets and followed him. 21And going on from there, he saw another two brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22And they immediately left the ship and their father and followed him.

23And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every sickness and every bodily weakness among the people. 24And his fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with diverse diseases and torments and those who were possessed with devils and those who were lunatic and those that were paralyzed; and he healed them. 25And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, from Decapolis, from Jerusalem, from Judaea and from beyond Jordan.