The Temptation of Jesus
(Matthew 4.1-11; Mark 1.12,13)
1And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. 3And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. 4#Deut 8.3. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. 5And the devil, taking him up into a high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it. 7If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. 8#Deut 6.13. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,
and him only shalt thou serve.
9And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: 10#Ps 91.11. for it is written,
He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
11 # Ps 91.12. and in their hands they shall bear thee up,
lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
12 # Deut 6.16. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 13And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
Jesus Begins His Ministry
(Matthew 4.12-17; Mark 1.14,15)
14And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. 15And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
(Matthew 13.53-58; Mark 6.1-6)
16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18 # Isa 61.1,2. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;
he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives,
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21And he began to say unto them, This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears. 22And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son? 23And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Caper´na-um, do also here in thy country. 24#John 4.44. And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. 25#1 Kgs 17.1. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Eli´jah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; 26#1 Kgs 17.8-16. but unto none of them was Eli´jah sent, save unto Zar´ephath, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. 27#2 Kgs 5.1-14. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eli´sha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Na´aman the Syrian. 28And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29and rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 30But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way, 31and came down to Caper´na-um, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. 32#Matt 7.28,29. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
A Man with an Unclean Spirit
33And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, 34saying, 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. 35And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. 36And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. 37And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.
Jesus Heals Simon's Mother-in-Law
(Matthew 8.14,15; Mark 1.29-31)
38And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. 39And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
Jesus Heals Many at Evening
(Matthew 8.16,17; Mark 1.32-34)
40Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. 41And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
Jesus Departs on a Preaching Tour
42And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them. 43And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent. 44And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.