Matthew 4



The Temptation Of Jesus

1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.

1 After this, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.

1 Then Jesus was led (guided) by the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness (desert) to be tempted (tested and tried) by the devil.

2 And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.

2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

2 After He had fasted 40 days and 40 nights, He was hungry.

2 After fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, he finally became hungry.

2 And He went without food for forty days and forty nights, and later He was hungry.

3 And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."

3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

3 Then the tempter approached Him and said, "If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."

3 Then the tempter came. "Since you are the Son of God," he said, "tell these stones to become loaves of bread."

3 And the tempter came and said to Him, If You are God's Son, command these stones to be made [ loaves of] bread.

4 But He answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'"

4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

4 But He answered, "It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. "

4 But he answered, "It is written, "One must not live on bread alone, but on every word coming out of the mouth of God.'"

4 But He replied, It has been written, Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.

5 Then the devil took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,

5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

5 Then the Devil took Him to the holy city, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,

5 Then the Devil took him to the Holy City and had him stand on the highest point of the Temple.

5 Then the devil took Him into the holy city and placed Him on a turret (pinnacle, gable) of the temple sanctuary.

6 and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, 'HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU'; and 'ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.'"

6 And saith unto him, If thou be 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.

6 and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: He will give His angels orders concerning you , and, they will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. "

6 He told Jesus, "Since you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, because it is written, "God will put his angels in charge of you,' and, "With their hands they will hold you up, so that you will never hit your foot against a rock.'"

6 And he said to Him, If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, He will give His angels charge over you, and they will bear you up on their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone.

7 Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.'"

7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

7 Jesus told him, "It is also written: Do not test the Lord your God. "

7 Jesus responded to him, "It is also written, "You must not tempt the Lord your God.'"

7 Jesus said to him, On the other hand, it is written also, You shall not tempt, test thoroughly, or try exceedingly the Lord your God.

8 Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

8 Again, the Devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.

8 Once more the Devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, along with their splendor.

8 Again, the devil took Him up on a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory (the splendor, magnificence, preeminence, and excellence) of them.

9 and he said to Him, "All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me."

9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

9 And he said to Him, "I will give You all these things if You will fall down and worship me."

9 He told Jesus, "I will give you all these things if you will bow down and worship me!"

9 And he said to Him, These things, all taken together, I will give You, if You will prostrate Yourself before me and do homage and worship me.

10 Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written, 'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'"

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

10 Then Jesus told him, "Go away, Satan! For it is written: Worship the Lord your God, and serve only Him. "

10 Then Jesus told him, "Go away, Satan! Because it is written, "You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.'"

10 Then Jesus said to him, Begone, Satan! For it has been written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him alone shall you serve.

11 Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.

11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

11 Then the Devil left Him, and immediately angels came and began to serve Him.

11 So the Devil left him, and angels came and began ministering to him.

11 Then the devil departed from Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

Public Ministry In Galilee

12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee;

12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

12 When He heard that John had been arrested, He withdrew into Galilee.

12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he went back to Galilee.

12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested and put in prison, He withdrew into Galilee.

13 and leaving Nazareth, He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.

13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

13 He left Nazareth behind and went to live in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.

13 He left Nazareth and settled in Capernaum by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali,

13 And leaving Nazareth, He went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the country of Zebulun and Naphtali -- "

14 This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:

14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

14 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

14 in order to fulfill what was declared by the prophet Isaiah when he said,

14 That what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be brought to pass:

15 "THE LAND OF ZEBULUN AND THE LAND OF NAPHTALI, BY THE WAY OF THE SEA, BEYOND THE JORDAN, GALILEE OF THE GENTILES--

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

15 Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, along the sea road, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles!

15 "O Land of Zebulun and Land of Naphtali, on the road to the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the unbelievers!

15 The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, in the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles [of the peoples who are not of Israel] -- "

16 "THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED."

16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

16 The people who live in darkness have seen a great light, and for those living in the shadowland of death, light has dawned.

16 The people living in darkness have seen a great light, and for those living in the land and shadow of death, a light has risen."

16 The people who sat (dwelt enveloped) in darkness have seen a great Light, and for those who sat in the land and shadow of death Light has dawned.

Jesus Chooses Some Followers

17 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

17 From then on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!"

17 From then on, Jesus began to announce, "Repent, because the kingdom from heaven is near!"

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, crying out, Repent ( change your mind for the better, heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

18 Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.

18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

18 As He was walking along the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen.

18 While Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers Simon (also called Peter) and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, because they were fishermen.

18 As He was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He noticed two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, throwing a dragnet into the sea, for they were fishermen.

19 And He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

19 "Follow Me," He told them, "and I will make you fish for people!"

19 "Follow me," he told them, "and I will make you fishers of people!"

19 And He said to them, Come after Me [as disciples -- "letting Me be your Guide], follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!

20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

20 So at once they left their nets and followed him.

20 At once they left their nets and became His disciples [sided with His party and followed Him].

21 Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.

21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them.

21 Going on from there he saw two other brothers James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee repairing their nets. When he called them,

21 And going on further from there He noticed two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets and putting them right; and He called them.

22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.

22 they immediately left the boat and their father and followed him.

22 At once they left the boat and their father and joined Jesus as disciples [sided with His party and followed Him].

Teaching, Preaching, And Healing Throughout Galilee

23 Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

23 Jesus was going all over Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

23 Then he went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every illness among the people.

23 And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news (Gospel) of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every weakness and infirmity among the people.

24 The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them.

24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

24 Then the news about Him spread throughout Syria. So they brought to Him all those who were afflicted, those suffering from various diseases and intense pains, the demon-possessed, the epileptics, and the paralytics. And He healed them.

24 His fame spread throughout Syria, and people brought to him everyone who was sick those afflicted with various diseases and pains, the demon-possessed, the epileptics, and the paralyzed and he healed them.

24 So the report of Him spread throughout all Syria, and they brought Him all who were sick, those afflicted with various diseases and torments, those under the power of demons, and epileptics, and paralyzed people, and He healed them.

25 Large crowds followed Him from Galilee and the Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.

25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.

25 Large crowds followed Him from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.

25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from across the Jordan followed him.

25 And great crowds joined and accompanied Him about, coming from Galilee and Decapolis [the district of the ten cities east of the Sea of Galilee] and Jerusalem and Judea and from the other [the east] side of the Jordan.



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