1 1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger
before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way.
3The voice of one crying in
the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight;
4John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of
repentance unto remission of sins.
5And there went out unto him all the
country of Judaea, and all they of Jerusalem; And they were baptized of him
in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
6And John was clothed with
camel's hair, and had a leathern girdle about his loins, and did eat
locusts and wild honey.
7And he preached, saying, There cometh after me
he that is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to
stoop down and unloose.
8I baptized you in water; But he shall baptize
you in the Holy Spirit.
9And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus
came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in the Jordan.
10And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent
asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him:
11And a voice came
out of the heavens, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.
12And straightway the Spirit driveth him forth into the wilderness.
13And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan; And he was
with the wild beasts; And the angels ministered unto him.
John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,
15and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe in the gospel.
16And passing along by the sea of
Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the
sea; for they were fishers.
17And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me,
and I will make you to become fishers of men.
18And straightway they left
the nets, and followed him.
19And going on a little further, he saw James
the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat
mending the nets.
20And straightway he called them: and they left their
father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him.
21And they go into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he
entered into the synagogue and taught.
22And they were astonished at his
teaching: For he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.
23And straightway there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean
spirit; and he cried out,
24saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus
thou Nazarene? 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.
26And the unclean spirit, tearing him and crying with a
loud voice, came out of him.
27And they were all amazed, insomuch that
they questioned among themselves, saying, What is this? a new teaching! with
authority he commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.
28And the report of him went out straightway everywhere into all the
region of Galilee round about.
29And straightway, when they were come out
of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James
30Now Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever; and
straightway they tell him of her:
31and he came and took her by the hand,
and raised her up; and the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
32And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were
sick, and them that were possessed with demons.
33And all the city was
gathered together at the door.
34And he healed many that were sick with
divers diseases, and cast out many demons; and he suffered not the demons to
speak, because they knew him.
35And in the morning, a great while before
day, he rose up and went out, and departed into a desert place, and there
36And Simon and they that were with him followed after him;
37and they found him, and say unto him, All are seeking thee.
he saith unto them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may
preach there also; for to this end came I forth.
39And he went into their
synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons.
40And there cometh to him a leper, beseeching him, and kneeling down to
him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
being moved with compassion, he stretched forth his hand, and touched him,
and saith unto him, I will; be thou made clean.
42And straightway the
leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.
43And he strictly
charged him, and straightway sent him out,
44and saith unto him, See thou
say nothing to any man: but go show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy
cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
45But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to spread abroad the
matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city, but was
without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.