III. The King's Ministry
A. The Beginning of the Ministry
12 Now when He heard that aJohn was delivered up, He 1withdrew into bGalilee.
13 And leaving aNazareth, He came and dwelt in bCapernaum, which is beside the sea in the borders of cZebulun and dNaphtali,
14 In order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,
15 a"Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan, 1Galilee of the Gentiles:
16 The people sitting in darkness have seen a 1great alight; and to those sitting in the region and shadow of death, to them light has risen.''
17 From that time Jesus began to proclaim and to say, 1aRepent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.
18 And while He was walking abeside the 1Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, bSimon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, 2casting a 3net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
19 And He said to them, aCome after Me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20 And immediately leaving the nets, they 1afollowed Him.
21 And going on from there, He saw another two brothers, James the son of Zebedee and aJohn his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, 1mending their nets; and He bcalled them.
22 And immediately leaving the boat and their father, they 1afollowed Him.
23 And Jesus went about in all of Galilee, teaching in their 1asynagogues and proclaiming the 2bgospel of the kingdom and chealing every disease and every sickness among the people.
24 And the report concerning Him went out into all of Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those afflicted with various diseases and torments and those apossessed by demons and epileptics and paralytics; and He healed them.
25 And great 1acrowds followed Him from Galilee and 2Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.