beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which 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 did baptize in the
wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
5And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of
him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
7And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of
whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
9And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John
10And straightway coming up out
of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
11And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom
I am well pleased.
12And immediately the spirit
driveth him into the wilderness.
was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
14Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus
came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
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.
Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
18And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
19And when he had gone a little farther thence, 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 they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants,
and went after him.
21And they went into Capernaum;
and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
22And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as
23And there was in their synagogue
a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
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.
25And Jesus rebuked him,
saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
27And 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
28And immediately his fame spread abroad
throughout all the region round about Galilee.
forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a
fever, and anon they tell him of her.
he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
32And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased,
and them that were possessed with devils.
all the city was gathered together at the door.
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.
35And in the morning, rising
up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
36And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
37And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.
38And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there
also: for therefore came I forth.
preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
40And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If
thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
42And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and
he was cleansed.
43And he straitly charged
him, and forthwith sent him away;
unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things
which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
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 desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.