THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
1 And 1Jesus, full of the 2aHoly Spirit, returned from the bJordan and was led 3by the cSpirit in the dwilderness, while being tempted for forty days by the devil.
2 And He did not eat anything in those days, and when they were concluded, He became hungry.
3 And the devil said to Him, If You are the Son of God, speak to this stone that it become bread.
4 And Jesus answered him, It is written, a"Man shall not live on bread 1alone.''
5 And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said to Him, To You I will give all this aauthority and their glory, because to me it 1has been delivered, and to whomever I want I give it.
7 If You therefore worship before me, it shall all be Yours.
8 And Jesus answered and said to 1him, It is written, a"You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you 2serve.''
9 And he led Him into Jerusalem and set Him on the 1wing of the temple and said to Him, If You are the Son of God, cast Yourself down from here;
10 For it is written, a"To His angels He shall give charge concerning You to protect You,
11 And on their hands they shall bear You up, lest You strike Your foot against a stone.''
12 And Jesus answered and said to him, It is said, a"You shall not 1test the Lord your God.''
13 And when the devil had concluded every temptation, he went away from Him 1until an opportune time.
III. The Ministry of the Man-Savior
in His Human Virtues
with His Divine Attributes
1. Proclaiming the Jubilee of Grace
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the 1aSpirit into bGalilee. And 2creports about Him went out through all the surrounding region.
15 And He 1ataught in their 2bsynagogues and was 3glorified by all.
16 And He acame to bNazareth, where He had been brought up, and according to His ccustom He entered on the dSabbath day into the esynagogue and stood up to fread.
17 And the scroll of the prophet aIsaiah was handed to Him. And He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
18 a"The 1bSpirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has canointed Me to 2dannounce the gospel to the 3epoor; He has sent Me to proclaim frelease to the 4captives, and 5recovery of sight to the 6gblind, to send away in release those who are 7hoppressed,
19 To proclaim the 1acceptable year of the Lord, the year of jubilee.''
20 And when He rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant, He sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
21 And He began to say to them, Today this Scripture has been afulfilled in your hearing.
22 And all bore witness to Him and amarveled at the 1words of bgrace proceeding out of His mouth, and they said, Is not this 2cJoseph's son?
23 And He said to them, Surely you will say this proverb to Me, Physician, heal ayourself! What we heard happening in bCapernaum, do here also in Your own country.
24 And He said, Truly I say to you that no prophet is acceptable in his own country.
25 But in truth I say to you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of aElijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;
26 And to none of them was Elijah sent, except to the city of 1aSarepta of bSidon, to a 2woman who was a widow.
27 And there were many alepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them were cleansed, except bNaaman the Syrian.
28 And all in the synagogue were filled with aanger when they heard these things,
29 And they rose up and acast Him out of the city and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built so that they might throw Him down the cliff.
30 But He, 1passing through their midst, awent away.
2. Carrying Out His Fourfold Commission --
Teaching, Casting Out Demons,
Healing, and Preaching
31 And He acame down to bCapernaum, a city of Galilee. And He ctaught them on the dSabbath.
32 And they were aastounded at His teaching, because His word was with 1bauthority.
33 And in the synagogue there was a man who had a 1aspirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice,
34 1Ah! 2aWhat do we have to do with You, Jesus, bNazarene? Have You come to destroy us? I cknow who You are -- the dHoly One of God.
35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Be aquiet and come out from him. And throwing him down in the midst, the demon came out from him without harming him at all.
36 And amazement came upon all, and they spoke to one another, saying, What is this word? For with 1aauthority and bpower He orders the unclean spirits, and they come out.
37 And 1areports went out concerning Him into every place of the surrounding region.
38 And He rose up and went from the synagogue and aentered into the house of Simon. And 1Simon's mother-in-law was 2suffering with a high 3fever, and they asked Him concerning her.
39 And standing over her, He arebuked the fever, and it left her. And she instantly rose up and served them.
40 And when the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He alaid His hands on each one of them and healed them.
41 And demons also came out from many, acrying out and saying, You are the bSon of God! And He rebuked them and would cnot allow them to speak, because they knew that He was the dChrist.
42 And when aday came, He departed and went into a bdeserted place. And the crowds csought Him, and they came up to Him and tried to hold on to Him so that He would not go away from them.
43 But He said to them, I must 1aannounce the gospel of the 2kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for 3this I was sent.
44 And He 1preached in the asynagogues of 2Judea.