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Matthew 4:1-25

4  Then Jesus was brought up to the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted by the Devil. 2  And upon fasting forty days and forty nights he afterward grew hungry. 3  And the tempter approached him and told him “If you are Son of God, say the word for these stones to become bread.” 4  But he answered “It is written ‘Not upon bread alone shall man live, but upon every word that comes out of God’s mouth.’” 5  Then the Devil took him to the sacred city and set him on the wing of the temple-precinct, 6  and said to him “If you are Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written ‘He will give his angels commands about you, and they will lift you on their hands, for fear you should strike your foot against a stone.’” 7  Said Jesus to him “It is written again ‘You shall not put the Lord your God on trial.’” 8  Again the Devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, 9  and told him “All this I will give you if you will drop down and do me reverence.” 10  Then Jesus said to him “Go, Satan: for it is written ‘You shall do reverence to the Lord your God, and worship him alone.’” 11  Then the Devil left him: and lo, angels came to him and waited on his needs. 12  But upon hearing that John was committed to prison he retired to Galilee, 13  and left Nazareth and came and settled in Capernaum on the seacoast, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14  that what was said through the prophet Isaiah in the words 15  “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, seaward on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the nations— 16  the people that was sitting in darkness has seen a great light, and to those who were sitting in the country and shadow of death a light has risen,” might be fulfilled. 17  Thenceforth Jesus began to proclaim “Repent, for the Reign of Heaven is almost here.” 18  And in walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, the one who is known as Peter, and his brother Andrew, throwing a casting-net in the sea—for they were fishermen— 19  and said to them “Come here after me, and I will make you fishers of men”; 20  and they left their nets at once and followed him. 21  And he went on from there and saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and his brother John, in their boat with their father Zebedee putting their nets to rights, and called them; 22  and they left the boat and their father at once and followed him. 23  And he went around in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the Reign and curing every disease and every ailment among the people. 24  And the report about him went to all Syria; and they brought to him all who were ill with various diseases and suffering agonies, demoniacs and epileptics and paralytics, and he cured them; 25  and there followed him great crowds from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and the other side of the Jordan.