1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was being led in the Spirit in the wilderness 2 forty days, being tempted by 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, command this stone, that it become bread."
4 And Jesus made answer to him, "It has been written, 'Not on bread alone shall man live.'"
5 And, leading Him up, he 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 all this authority, and the glory of them; because to me it has been delivered, and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7 If Thou, therefore, wilt worship before me, it shall all be Thine."
8 And Jesus, answering, said to him, "It has been written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.'"
9 And he led Him to Jerusalem, and set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If Thou art God's Son, cast Thyself down hence; 10 for it has been written, 'He will command His angels concerning you, to keep watch over you; 11 and on their hands they shall bear you up, lest haply you dash your foot against a stone.'"
12 And Jesus, answering, said to him, "It has been said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God."
13 And, having completed every temptation, the Devil departed from Him until a fitting season.
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee; and a report went out concerning Him through all the region round about. 15 And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and He went, according to His custom, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And there was given to Him a book of the prophet Isaiah; and, opening the book, He found the place where it had been written,
18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me; because He anointed Me to publish good tidings to the poor; He hath sent Me to proclaim release to captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to send away the crushed in freedom. 19 to proclaim an acceptable year of the Lord."
20 And, having closed the book. He 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 to them, "To-day has this Scripture been fulfilled in your ears."
22 And all were bearing witness to Him, and were wondering at the words of grace which proceeded out of His mouth; and they said, "Is not this Joseph's Son?"
23 And He said to them, "Ye will doubtless say to Me this parable, 'Physician, heal Thyself: whatsoever we heard of as done in Capernaum, do also here in Thy own country.'"
24 And He said, "Verily I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his own country. 25 But of a truth I say to you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine upon all the land; 26 and to no one of them was Elijah sent, except to Zarephath in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 "And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and no one of them was cleansed, except Naaman, the Syrian."
28 And all in the synagogue were filled with wrath, on hearing these things; 29 and, rising up, they cast Him forth out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, to throw Him down headlong; 30 but He, passing through their midst, was going His way.
31 And He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee; and He was teaching them on the sabbath; 32 and they were astonished at His teaching, because His word was with authority. 33 And in the synagogue there was a man having a spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 "Ha! what is there to us and to Thee, Jesus, Nazarene! Didst Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee, Who Thou art, the Holy One of God!"
35 And Jesus rebuked it, saying, "Be silent, and come out from him." And the demon, hurling him into the midst, came out from him, having injured him naught. 36 And amazement came upon all; and they were talking 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 there was going forth a report concerning Him into every place of the region round about.
38 And, rising up, He went out of the synagogue into the house of Simon. And the mother-in-law of Simon was afflicted with a great fever; and they besought Him concerning her. 39 And, standing over her, He rebuked the fever, and it left her; and, immediately rising up, she was ministering to them.
40 And, as the sun was setting, all, as many as had any ailing with divers diseases, brought them to Him; and He, laying His hands on each one of them, was healing them. 41 And demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying, "Thou art the Son of God." And, rebuking them, He was not suffering them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ.
42 And, day coming on, going forth, He went into a desert place; and the multitudes were seeking after Him, and came to Him, and were trying to restrain Him from going away from them. 43 And He said to them, "It is needful that I proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God to the other cities also; because for this I was sent forth." 44 And He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.