1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus, the Christ, Son of God, 2as it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. 3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord; make his paths straight. 4John baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance for remission of sins. 5And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea and those of Jerusalem and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. 6John was clothed with camel’s hair and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey 7and preached, saying, There comes one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8I indeed have baptized you with water, but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit. 9And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth a city of Galilee and was baptized of John in the Jordan. 10And as soon as he was come out of the water, John saw the heavens opened and the Spirit like a dove descending and resting upon him; 11and there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my dear Son, in whom I delight. 12And immediately the Spirit drove him into the wilderness. 13And he was there in the wilderness forty days and forty nights and was tempted of Satan and was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered unto him. 14Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God 15and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent ye and believe the gospel. 16Now 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. 17And Jesus said unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 18And straightway they forsook their nets and followed him. 19And when he had gone a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets. 20And straightway he called them; and leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, they went after him.