1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
2As it is written in the prophets,
Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.
3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
5And there went out unto him all the land of Judea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
6And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a belt of a skin about his waist; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
7And preached, saying, There comes one mightier than I after me, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
8I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
9And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
11And there came a voice from heaven, saying,
You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
12And immediately the Spirit drove him into the wilderness.
13And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
14Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.
16Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
17And Jesus said unto them,
Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
18And immediately they left their nets, and followed him.
19And when he had gone a little farther from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
20And immediately he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
21And they went into Capernaum; and immediately on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
22And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
23And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? are you come to destroy us? I know you, who you are, the Holy One of God.
25And Jesus rebuked him, saying,
Hold your peace, and come out of him.
26And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
27And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
28And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
29And immediately, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and immediately they told him of her.
31And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
32And at evening, when the sun had set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with demons.
33And all the city was gathered together at the door.
34And he healed many that were sick of various diseases, and cast out many demons; and allowed not the demons to speak, because they knew him.
35And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a lonely place, and there prayed.
36And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
37And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek you.
38And he said unto them,
Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
39And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out demons.
40And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If you will, you can make me clean.
41And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and said unto him,
I will; be clean.
42And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
43And he sternly charged him, and immediately sent him away;
44And said unto him,
See that you say nothing to any man: but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
45But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to spread abroad the matter, so that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was outside in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.