1 THEN Jesus was led by the Spirit up into the wild country to be tempted by the Devil.
2 After he had fasted forty days and forty nights he was hungry.
3 Then the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to turn into loaves of bread."
4 But he answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' "
5 Then the Devil took him with him to the holy city and placed him on the top of the temple
6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, 'To his angels he will give charge of you, and on their hands they will bear you lest you strike your foot against a stone.' "
7 Jesus said to him, "It is written, too, 'Thou shalt not try the Lord thy God.' "
8 Again the Devil took him with him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory,
9 and said to him, "All these things I will give you if you will fall down and do homage to me."
10 Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan, for it is written, 'To the Lord thy God alone shalt thou do homage, and him alone shalt thou serve.' "
11 Then the Devil left him, and angels came and waited upon him.
12 When Jesus heard that John had been betrayed, he went away into Galilee.
13 Leaving Nazareth, he came and lived in Capernaum on the lake shore on the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali,
14 so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, road to the sea, country beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles,
16 the people that sat in darkness saw a great light and upon those sitting in the land and shadow of death light dawned."
17 From that time Jesus began to proclaim and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
18 As he was walking along the shore of the lake of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen;
19 and he said to them, "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men."
20 They at once left the nets and followed him.
21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers \'97 James the son of Zebedee and John his brother \'97 in their boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22 They at once left the boat and their father and followed him.
23 Jesus went around through the whole of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.
24 His fame spread out into all Syria, and they brought to him all who were sick with various diseases and those suffering from acute pain, demoniacs, lunatics, and paralytics, and he healed them.
25 Great crowds followed him from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judaea and from beyond the Jordan.