1Beginning of the glad tidings of Jesus Christ, Son of God; 2as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way. 3Voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4There came John baptising in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins. 5And there went out to him all the district of Judaea, and all they of Jerusalem, and were baptised by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6And John was clothed in camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and ate locusts and wild honey. 7And he preached, saying, There comes he that is mightier than I after me, the thong of whose sandals I am not fit to stoop down and unloose. 8I indeed have baptised you with water, but he shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit. 9And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptised by John at the Jordan. 10And straightway going up from the water, he saw the heavens parting asunder, and the Spirit, as a dove, descending upon him. 11And there came a voice out of the heavens: Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I have found my delight. 12And immediately the Spirit drives him out into the wilderness. 13And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him. 14But after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee preaching the glad tidings of the kingdom of God, 15and saying, The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn nigh; repent and believe in the glad tidings. 16And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew, Simon's brother, casting out a net in the sea, for they were fishers. 17And Jesus said to them, Come after me, and I will make you become fishers of men; 18and straightway leaving their trawl-nets they followed him. 19And going on thence a little, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, and these were in the ship repairing the trawl-nets; 20and straightway he called them; and leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, they went away after him.