THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
1 Then 1Jesus was led up into the awilderness by the Spirit to be 2btempted by the 3cdevil.
2 And when He had afasted 1bforty days and forty nights, afterward He became chungry.
3 And the 1atempter came and said to Him, If You are the 2bSon of God, speak that these 3stones may become loaves of bread.
4 But He answered and said, 1It is written, 2a"Man shall not live on 3bread alone, but on every 4bword that proceeds out through the 5mouth of God.''
5 Then the devil took Him into the aholy city and set Him on the 1wing of the 2btemple,
6 And said to Him, If You are the aSon of God, 1cast Yourself down; for 2it is written, b"To His angels He shall give charge concerning You, and on their hands they shall bear You up, lest You strike Your foot against a stone.''
7 Jesus said to him, 1Again, it is written, a"You shall not 2test the Lord your God.''
8 Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the 1akingdoms of the bworld and their cglory.
9 And he said to Him, 1All these will I give You if You will fall down and aworship me.
10 Then Jesus said to him, Go away, 1aSatan! For it is written, b"You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him 2conly shall you serve.''
11 Then the devil 1left Him, and behold, 2aangels came and ministered to Him.
III. The King's Ministry
A. The Beginning of the Ministry
12 Now when He heard that aJohn was delivered up, He 1withdrew into bGalilee.
13 And leaving aNazareth, He came and dwelt in bCapernaum, which is beside the sea in the borders of cZebulun and dNaphtali,
14 In order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,
15 a"Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan, 1Galilee of the Gentiles:
16 The people sitting in darkness have seen a 1great alight; and to those sitting in the region and shadow of death, to them light has risen.''
17 From that time Jesus began to proclaim and to say, 1aRepent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.
18 And while He was walking abeside the 1Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, bSimon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, 2casting a 3net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
19 And He said to them, aCome after Me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20 And immediately leaving the nets, they 1afollowed Him.
21 And going on from there, He saw another two brothers, James the son of Zebedee and aJohn his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, 1mending their nets; and He bcalled them.
22 And immediately leaving the boat and their father, they 1afollowed Him.
23 And Jesus went about in all of Galilee, teaching in their 1asynagogues and proclaiming the 2bgospel of the kingdom and chealing every disease and every sickness among the people.
24 And the report concerning Him went out into all of Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those afflicted with various diseases and torments and those apossessed by demons and epileptics and paralytics; and He healed them.
25 And great 1acrowds followed Him from Galilee and 2Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.