1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, athe Son of God.
2 aAs it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
Who will prepare Your way;
3 aThe voice of one crying in the wilderness,
‘Make ready the way of the Lord,
Make His paths straight.’ ”
7 And he was 1preaching, and saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals.
10 Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens 1opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him;
11 and a voice came out of the heavens: “aYou are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”
13 And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by aSatan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering to Him.
16 aAs He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen.
19 Going on a little farther, He saw 1James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets.
20 Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away 1to follow Him.
22 aThey were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
27 They were all aamazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”
31 And He came to her and raised her up, taking her by the hand, and the fever left her, and she 1waited on them.
33 And the whole acity had gathered at the door.
34 And He ahealed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.
37 they found Him, and * said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.”
41 Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and * said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.”
45 But he went out and began to aproclaim it freely and to aspread the news around, to such an extent that 1Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but 2stayed out in unpopulated areas; and bthey were coming to Him from everywhere.
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