Matthew 4:12–17

Jesus Begins His Ministry

12 Now when Jesus heard that aJohn had been taken into custody, bHe withdrew into Galilee;

13 and leaving Nazareth, He came and asettled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.

14 This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:

15 aThe land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,

1By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the 2Gentiles

16 aThe people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light,

And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death,

Upon them a Light dawned.”

17 aFrom that time Jesus began to 1preach and say, bRepent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

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