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When they saw the star, they were thrilled with ecstatic joy,

"A sob was heard in Ramah, weeping and great wailing, Rachel weeping for her children, and she refused to be comforted, because they were gone."

and were baptized by him in the Jordan River, as one by one they continued to confess their sins.

As He was walking by the shore of the sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was summed Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

So the news about Him spread all over Syria, and people brought to Him all who were sick with various diseases, especially those who were suffering with torturing diseases; and he cured them.

When Jesus had closed this address, the result was that the crowds were dumbfounded at His teaching,

When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were under the power of demons, and at a mere word He drove the spirits out, and cured all who were sick,

When He reached the other side, in the district of Gadara, there faced Him two men, who were under the power of demons, who were just coming out from the tombs. They were such terrors that nobody could pass that way.

And the men who fed them fled, and went off to the town, and told it all, and what occurred to the two men who were under the power of demons.

And all at once some men were bringing to Him a paralyzed man, lying on a couch. And because He saw their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, "Cheer up, my child, your sins are forgiven."

But at the very time they were going out, some people brought to Him a dumb man, who was under the power of a demon,

But as they were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: "What did you go out into the desert to gaze at? A reed that is tossed to and fro by the wind?

And all the crowds of people were dumbfounded, and began to say, "He is by no means the Son of David, is He?"

And the crowds that gathered about Him were so great that He got into a boat and remained sitting in it, while all the crowd stood on the seashore.

and when the sun was up they were scorched and dried up, because they had no root.

He went to His own home town, and kept teaching in their synagogue in such a way that they were dumbfounded, and said, "Where did He get this wisdom and this power to do such wonder-works?

And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost!" And they screamed with fright.

And the men of that place recognized Him, and sent into all the countryside and brought to Him all who were sick,

and they continued to beg Him to let them touch just the tassel on His coat, and all who barely touched it were completely cured.

Then His disciples came up to Him and asked, "Do you know that the Pharisees were knocked breathless to hear what you have just said?"

When the disciples heard it, they fell upon their faces, for they were terribly frightened.

And as they were going down the mountain, Jesus warned them, saying, "Never mention to anyone what you have seen until the Son of Man is raised from the dead."

While they were going about in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be turned over into the hands of men,

and they will kill Him, but on the third day He will be raised again." And they were crushed with grief.

"When his fellow-slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly troubled, and went and reported all that happened to their master.

After that some little children were brought to Him, for Him to lay His hands on them and pray for them, but His disciples reproved those who brought them.

But when the disciples heard this, they were dumbfounded, and asked, "Who then can be saved!"

And those who were hired first, when they came, supposed that they would receive more, but they too received twenty cents each.

As they were leaving Jericho, a great crowd followed Him.

When they were near Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage and the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples on ahead,

And most of the crowd spread their coats along the road, but some were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them along the road.

But because the high priests and scribes saw the wonders that He did and the children shouting in the temple, "Welcome the Son of David," they were indignant

When the disciples saw it, they were dumbfounded, and asked, "How is it that the fig tree withered up all at once?"

but although they were trying to have Him arrested, they were afraid of the people, for they considered Him a prophet.

So he said to him, 'My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding suit on?' But his lips were sealed.

And when they heard it, they were dumbfounded; and they left Him and went away.

And when the crowds heard this, they were dumbfounded at His teaching.

Now five of them were thoughtless and five were thoughtful,

And while they were going to buy it, the bridegroom came, and the bridesmaids that were ready went in with him to the wedding reception; and the door was closed.

Then the man who had received the one thousand came up and said, 'Master, I knew you were a hard man, who reaped where you had not sown, who gathered where you had not threshed.

When the disciples saw it, they were very indignant, and said, "Why such waste?

They were cut to the bottom of their hearts, and began to ask one by one, "It cannot be I, can it, Lord?"

He came back again and found them still sleeping, for their eyes were so heavy they could hardly hold them open.

At that time Jesus said to the crowds: "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me, as though I were a robber? Day after day I used to sit teaching in the temple, and you never laid hands on me.

Now the high priests and the whole council were trying to get false testimony against Jesus, to have Him put to death;

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a waiting girl came up to him, and said, "You, too, were with Jesus the Galilean."

In that way the words spoken by the prophet Jeremiah were fulfilled: "They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the one whose price had been fixed by some Israelites,

As they were going out of the city, they found a Cyrenian named Simon, and they forced him to carry Jesus' cross.

And at once the curtain of the sanctuary was torn from top to bottom, the earth shook, the rocks were split,

And the army captain and his men, who were keeping guard over Jesus, who felt the earthquake and saw all that was taking place, were terribly frightened, and said, "Surely this was God's Son."

Now several women were there looking on from a distance, who accompanied Jesus from Galilee to care for Him,

While they were on their way, some members of the guard went into the city and told the high priests everything that had taken place.

and said to them, "Tell the people that His disciples came by night, while we were sleeping, and stole Him away.

So they took the money and did as they were told. And this story has been told among the Jews down to the present time.

and as soon as they saw Him, they fell down and worshiped Him, though some were in doubt about it.

As He was walking along the shore of the sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets in the sea, for they were fishermen.

He walked on a little farther and saw James, the Son of Zebedee, and his brother John; they too were in their boats getting their nets in order.

And they were dumbfounded at His teaching, for He was teaching them like one who had authority to teach, and not like the scribes.

They were all so dumbfounded that they kept discussing it among themselves, and asking, "What does this mean? It is a new teaching. He gives orders with authority even to foul spirits, and they obey Him."

In the evening, when the sun had gone down, they kept on bringing to Him all the people who were sick or under the power of demons,

And He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and drove out many demons, and would not let the demons speak a word, because they knew who He was.

Some scribes were sitting there arguing and saying to themselves,

Then he got up and at once picked up his pallet, and went out before them all. The result was that they were all dumbfounded and began to praise God and say, "We have never seen anything like this before."

Levi was at table in his house, and he had many tax-collectors and notorious sinners as guests, along with Jesus and His disciples, for there were many of them, and they began to follow Him.

Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were keeping a fast. So some people came and asked Him, "Why do John's disciples and the Pharisees' disciples practice fasting, but yours never do?"

So the Pharisees were saying to Him, "Just look! Why are they doing on the Sabbath what it is against the law to do?"

He answered them, "Have you never read what David did when he and his soldiers were in need and hungry?

The Twelve whom He appointed were: Peter, the name which He gave to Simon,

Then His mother and His brothers came. They were standing outside and sent word to call Him.

Then He began again to teach by the seashore. And a crowd gathered around Him so great that He got into a boat and was sitting in it, just off the shore, while all the people were on the land close to the sea.

but when the sun came up, they were scorched and withered away, because they had not taken root.

So they left the crowd and took Him in the boat in which he was sitting. And there were other boats with Him.

But a furious squall of wind came up, and the waves were dashing over into the boat, so that it was fast filling.

They were very much frightened, and said to one another, "Who can He be that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"

So He let them do so. And the foul spirits came out of the man and got into the hogs, and the drove of about two thousand rushed over the cliff and into the sea and were drowned.

When they came to Jesus and saw the man who had once been insane under the power of many demons, sitting, with his clothes on, and in his right mind, they were frightened.

And the little girl at once got up and started walking around, for she was twelve years old. And instantly they were completely dumbfounded.

When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue. And the people were dumbfounded when they heard Him, and said, "Where did He get all these things? What sort of wisdom is it that has been given Him? And such mighty deeds are done by Him!

they were to go with plain sandals on their feet and not to wear two shirts.

King Herod heard of Him, for His name was now on everybody's lips, and people were saying that John the Baptist had risen from the dead, and that this was why such mighty powers were working in Him.

But others were saying that He was Elijah, and still others that He was a prophet like the prophets of old.

So when He got out of the boat, He saw a great crowd waiting, and His heart was moved with pity at the sight of them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and so He proceeded to teach them a number of things.

And because He saw that they were struggling at the oars, for the wind was against them, a while before daybreak He started toward them walking on the sea, and He meant to go right up beside them.

for they all saw Him and were terrified. But He at once spoke to them and said, "Keep up courage! It is I; stop being afraid."

Then He went up to them and got into the boat, and the wind lulled. They were completely dumbfounded,