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17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaveno has come near.”
18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee,p he saw two brothers, Simon called Peterq and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,”r Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.s
21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John.t They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.u
23 Jesus went throughout Galilee,v teaching in their synagogues,w proclaiming the good newsx of the kingdom,y and healing every disease and sickness among the people.z 24 News about him spread all over Syria,a and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed,b those having seizures,c and the paralyzed;d and he healed them. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,g Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.e
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.f
for they will be comforted.g
for they will inherit the earth.h
for they will be filled.i
for they will be shown mercy.j
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,k
for they will see God.l
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,m
for they will be called children of God.n
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,o
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.p
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you,q persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.r 12 Rejoice and be glad,s because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.t
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.u
14 “You are the light of the world.v A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.w 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others,x that they may see your good deedsy and glorifyz your Father in heaven.
That is, the Ten Cities
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