1 Then was Jesus led up by the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil: 2 there having fasted forty days and forty nights, he at length grew hungry. 3 whereupon the tempter came to him, and said, "If thou be the Son of God, command these stones to become bread."
4 but Jesus answered him, It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every thing that God shall prescribe."
5 then the devil took Jesus with him to Jerusalem, and having set him on the wing of the temple, he said to him, 6 if you are the Son of God, throw your self down: for it is written, "he will charge his angels to take care of you, and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest you bruise your foot against a stone."
7 Jesus replied, it is likewise written, "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."
8 Again, the devil accompanyed him up a very high mountain, and representing to him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them: all these things, 9 said he, will I give you, if you will prostrate your self and worship me.
10 Then said Jesus to him, get thee hence Satan: for it it written, "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve ."
11 whereupon the devil left him, and immediately angels came and ministred unto him.
12 After this, Jesus having heard that John was confined in prison, retired into Galilee. 13 and leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, a maritime town upon the confines of Zabulon and Nepthalim: 14 whereby those words of Esaias the prophet, had their full effect, "the land of Zabulon,
15 and the land of Nephthalim, lying upon the sea, and about Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: 16 the people which sat in darkness, saw a great light: and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up."
17 from that time Jesus began to preach, "Repent, said he, for the kingdom of the Messiah draws nigh."
18 Now as Jesus was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren, Simon, called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting their net into the sea: for they were fishermen. 19 and he said to them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men: 20 so they immediately left their nets, and followed him.
21 Going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were in a bark with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and Jesus having called them, 22 they immediately left the bark with their father, and followed him.
23 Thus went Jesus about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all sorts of diseases and infirmities among the people: 24 so that his fame was spread over all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were afflicted with any diseases or pains, demoniacs, lunatics, and paralytics; and he healed them. 25 and a great multitude of people followed him from Galilee, from Decapolis, from Jerusalem, from Judea, and from about Jordan.