1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the desert to be put to the test by the devil. 2He fasted for forty days and forty nights, after which he was hungry, 3and the tester came and said to him, 'If you are Son of God, tel these stones to turn into loaves.' 4But he replied, 'Scripture says: Human beings live not on bread alone but on every word that comesfrom the mouth of God.' 5The devil then took him to the holy city and set him on the parapet of the Temple. 6'If you are Son of God,' he said, 'throw yourself down; for scripture says: He has given his angels ordersabout you, and they will carry you in their arms in case you trip over a stone.' 7Jesus said to him, 'Scripture also says: Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' 8Next, taking him to a very high mountain, the devil showed him al the kingdoms of the world and theirsplendour. 9And he said to him, 'I wil give you al these, if you fal at my feet and do me homage.' 10Then Jesus replied, 'Away with you, Satan! For scripture says: The Lord your God is the one to whomyou must do homage, him alone you must serve.' 11Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels appeared and looked after him. 12Hearing that John had been arrested he withdrew to Galilee, 13and leaving Nazara he went and settled in Capernaum, beside the lake, on the borders of Zebulun andNaphtali. 14This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: 15Land of Zebulun! Land of Naphtali! Way of the sea beyond Jordan. Galilee of the nations! 16The people that lived in darkness have seen a great light; on those who lived in a country of shadowdark as death a light has dawned. 17From then onwards Jesus began his proclamation with the message, 'Repent, for the kingdom ofHeaven is close at hand.' 18As he was walking by the Lake of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was cal ed Peter, and hisbrother Andrew; they were making a cast into the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. 19And he said to them, 'Come after me and I wil make you fishers of people.' 20And at once they left their nets and followed him. 21Going on from there he saw another pair of brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John;they were in their boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he cal ed them. 22And at once, leaving the boat and their father, they fol owed him. 23He went round the whole of Galilee teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of thekingdom and curing al kinds of disease and il ness among the people. 24His fame spread throughout Syria, and those who were suffering from diseases and painful complaintsof one kind or another, the possessed, epileptics, the paralysed, were all brought to him, and he cured them. 25Large crowds fol owed him, coming from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judaea and Transjordan.
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