1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; as it is written in the prophets. Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
3 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
4 And there went out unto him all the land of Judea, and they of Jerusalem, and many were baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. [Mat3:31]
5 And John was clothed with camels' hair, and with a girdle of skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey; and preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. [Mat3:30; Jsh4:9; Rth4:6-7]
6 I indeed have baptized you with water; but he shall not only baptize you with water, but with fire, and the Holy Ghost. [Mat3:38]
8 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him; [Mat3:45]
10 And immediately the Spirit took him into the wilderness. [Mat4:1]
11 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, Satan seeking to tempt him; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him. [Mat4:2]
14 And now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers. [Mat4:16]
16 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him. [Mat4:19]
18 And he called them; and straightway they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him. [Mat4:21]
19 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
20 And they were astonished at his doctrine; for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
21 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee, who thou art, the Holy one of God.
22 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
23 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
24 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
25 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the regions round about Galilee.
26 And forthwith when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
27 And Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever; and they besought him for her.
28 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she came and ministered unto them.
29 And at evening after sunset, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils; and all the city was gathered together at the door.
30 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
31 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
32 And Simon and they that were with him, followed after him.
33 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.
34 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for therefore came I forth.
35 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
36 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, said, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. [Mat8:2]
37 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand and touched him, and said unto him, I will; be thou clean. [Mat8:3]
38 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
39 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away; and said unto him, See thou say nothing to any man; but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. [Mat8:4]
40 But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in solitary places; and they came to him from every quarter.