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Matthew 4:1–25

First Temptation

Mark 1:12, 13; Luke 4:1–4

4 Then aJesus was led up by bthe Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

But He answered and said, It is written, cMan shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

Second Temptation

Luke 4:9–12

Then the devil took Him up dinto the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:

e‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’

and,

f‘In their hands they shall bear you up,

Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”

Jesus said to him, It is written again, gYou shall not 1tempt the Lord your God.’ ”

Third Temptation

Mark 1:13; Luke 4:5–8, 13

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and hshowed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

10 Then Jesus said to him, 2Away with you, Satan! For it is written, iYou shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”

11 Then the devil jleft Him, and behold, kangels came and ministered to Him.

Jesus Begins His Ministry

Mark 1:14, 15; Luke 4:14, 31

12 lNow when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

15 The mland of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,

By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,

Galilee of the Gentiles:

16 nThe people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,

And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death

Light has dawned.”

17 oFrom that time Jesus began to preach and to say, pRepent, for the kingdom of heaven 3is at hand.”

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

Mark 1:16–20

18 qAnd Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon rcalled Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, Follow Me, and sI will make you fishers of men.” 20 tThey immediately left their nets and followed Him.

21 uGoing on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Jesus Ministers in Galilee

Mark 1:39; Luke 4:44

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, vteaching in their synagogues, preaching wthe gospel of the kingdom, xand healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. 24 Then 4His fame went throughout all Syria; and they ybrought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. 25 zGreat multitudes followed Him—from Galilee, and from 5Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.

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