1And יהושע, being filled with the Set-apart Spirit, returned from the Yardĕn and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2being tried for forty days by the devil. And in those days He did not eat at all, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
3And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of Elohim, command this stone to become bread.”
4But יהושע answered him, saying, “It has been written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of Elohim.’ ”# Deu. 8:3#See Mat. 4.4
5And the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the reigns of the world in a moment of time.
6And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I shall give You, and their esteem, for it has been delivered to me,#See 2Cor. 4:4; John 12:31; John 14:30; John 16:11; 1John 5:19 and I give it to whomever I wish.
7If, then, You worship before me, all shall be Yours.
8And יהושע answering him, said, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it has been written, ‘You shall worship יהוה your Elohim, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”# Deu. 6:13
9And he brought Him to Yerushalayim, set Him on the edge of the Set-apart Place, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of Elohim, throw Yourself down from here,
10for it has been written, ‘He shall command His messengers concerning You, to guard over You,’# Psa. 91:11
11and, ‘In their hands they shall bear You up, lest You dash Your foot against a stone.’ ”# Psa. 91:12
12And יהושע answering, said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not try יהוה your Elohim.’ ”# Deu. 6:16
13And when the devil had ended every trial, he went away from Him until a convenient time.
14And יהושע returned in the power of the Spirit to Galil, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding country.
15And He was teaching in their congregations, being praised by all.
16And He came to Natsareth, where He had been brought up. And according to His practice, He went into the congregation on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.
17And the scroll of the prophet Yeshayahu was handed to Him. And having unrolled the scroll, He found the place where it was written:
18“The Spirit of יהוה is upon Me,#See Isa. 61:1-3 because He has anointed Me to bring the Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send away crushed ones with a release,
19to proclaim the acceptable year of יהוה.”# Isa. 61:1, 2#See also Isa. 58:6
20And having rolled up the scroll, He gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the congregation were fixed upon Him.
21And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been filled in your hearing.”
22And all were bearing witness to Him, and marvelled at the pleasant words that came out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not the son of Yosĕph?”
23And He said to them, “No doubt, you shall say this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard being done in Kephar Naḥum, do also here in Your country.’ ”
24And He said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.
25“But truly I say to you, many widows were in Yisra’ĕl in the days of Ěliyahu, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, and there was a great scarcity of food in all the land,
26and Ěliyahu was sent to none of them, but to Tsarephath of Tsiḏon, to a woman, a widow.
27“And many lepers were in Yisra’ĕl in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Na‛aman the Aramean.”
28And all those in the congregation, when they heard this, were filled with wrath.
29And rising up they drove Him out of the city, and brought Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, in order to throw Him down.
30But He, passing through the midst of them, went away.
31And He came down to Kephar Naḥum, a city of Galil, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths.
32And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.
33And in the congregation was a man having a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice,
34saying, “Ha! What have we to do with You, יהושע of Natsareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know You, who You are, the Set-apart One of Elohim!”
35And יהושע rebuked him, saying, “Be silenced, and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him without hurting him.
36And astonishment came on all, and they spoke to each other, saying, “What is this word, that with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out?”
37And the report about Him went out into every place of the neighbourhood.
38And rising up from the congregation He went into the house of Shim‛on. But the mother-in-law of Shim‛on was sick with a severe inflammation, and they asked Him concerning her.
39And standing over her He rebuked the inflammation, and it left her, and instantly rising up she served them.
40And when the sun was setting, all who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to Him. And He laid His hands on each one of them and healed them.
41And also demons were coming out of many, crying out and saying, “You are the Messiah, the Son of Elohim!” And rebuking them, He did not allow them to speak, for they knew that He was the Messiah.
42And when day came, He went out and proceeded to a lonely place, but the crowds were seeking Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them.
43And He said to them, “To the other cities I also have to bring the Good News: the reign of Elohim, because for this I have been sent.”
44And He was proclaiming in the congregations of Galil.