1 Then Jesus was led into the desert by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights and afterwards felt hungry. 3 So the tempter came up and said to him, "If you are God's son, tell these stones to become loaves."
4 He answered, "It is written, Man is not to live on bread alone, but on every word that issues from the mouth of God."
5 Then the devil conveyed him to the holy city and, placing him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 said to him, "If you are God's son, throw yourself down; for it is written, He will give his angels charge of you; they will bear you on their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone."
7 Jesus said to him, "It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God."
8 Once more the devil conveyed him to an exceedingly high mountain and showed him all the realms of the world and their grandeur; 9 he said, "I will give you all that if you will fall down and worship me."
10 Then Jesus told him, "Begone, Satan! it is written, You must worship the Lord your God, and serve him alone."
11 At this the devil left him, and angels came up and ministered to him.
12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee; ??13 he left Nazaret and settled at Capharnahum beside the lake, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali 14 for the fulfilment of what had been said by the prophet Isaiah:
15 Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali lying to the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles! 16 The people who sat in darkness saw a great light, yea light dawned on those who sat in the land and the shadow of death.
17 From that day Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, the Reign of heaven is near."
18 As he was walking along the sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew, casting a net in the sea ??for they were fishermen; 19 so he said to them, "Come, follow me, and I will make you fish for men." 20 And they dropped their nets at once and followed him.
21 Then going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedaeus and his brother John, mending their nets in the boat beside their father Zebedaeus. He called them, 22 and they left the boat and their father at once, and went after him.
23 Then he made a tour through the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the Reign, and healing all the sickness and disease of the people. 24 The fame of him spread all through the surrounding country, and people brought him all their sick, those who suffered from all manner of disease and pain, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics; he healed them all. 25 And he was followed by great crowds from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judaea and from across the Jordan.