A beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, Son of God.
As it hath been written in the prophets, 'Lo, I send My
messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee,' --
'A voice of one calling in the wilderness, Prepare ye the
way of the Lord, straight make ye his paths,' --
John came baptizing in the wilderness, and proclaiming a
baptism of reformation -- to remission of sins,
and there were going forth to him all the region of Judea,
and they of Jerusalem, and they were all baptized by him in the river Jordan,
confessing their sins.
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and a girdle of skin
around his loins, and eating locusts and honey of the field,
and he proclaimed, saying, 'He doth come -- who is mightier
than I -- after me, of whom I am not worthy -- having stooped down -- to loose
the latchet of his sandals;
I indeed did baptize you with water, but he shall baptize
you with the Holy Spirit.'
And it came to pass in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth
of Galilee, and was baptized by John at the Jordan;
and immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens
dividing, and the Spirit as a dove coming down upon him;
and a voice came out of the heavens, 'Thou art My Son -- the
Beloved, in whom I did delight.'
And immediately doth the Spirit put him forth to the
and he was there in the wilderness forty days, being tempted
by the Adversary, and he was with the beasts, and the messengers were
ministering to him.
And after the delivering up of John, Jesus came to Galilee,
proclaiming the good news of the reign of God,
and saying -- 'Fulfilled hath been the time, and the reign
of God hath come nigh, reform ye, and believe in the good news.'
And, walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew
his brother, casting a drag into the sea, for they were fishers,
and Jesus said to them, 'Come ye after me, and I shall make
you to become fishers of men;'
and immediately, having left their nets, they followed him.
And having gone on thence a little, he saw James of Zebedee,
and John his brother, and they were in the boat refitting the nets,
and immediately he called them, and, having left their
father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, they went away after him.
And they go on to Capernaum, and immediately, on the
sabbaths, having gone into the synagogue, he was teaching,
and they were astonished at his teaching, for he was
teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes.
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean
spirit, and he cried out,
saying, 'Away! what -- to us and to thee, Jesus the
Nazarene? thou didst come to destroy us; I have known thee who thou art -- the
Holy One of God.'
And Jesus rebuked him, saying, 'Be silenced, and come forth
out of him,'
and the unclean spirit having torn him, and having cried
with a great voice, came forth out of him,
and they were all amazed, so as to reason among themselves,
saying, 'What is this? what new teaching is this? that with authority
also the unclean spirits he commandeth, and they obey him!'
And the fame of him went forth immediately to all the
region, round about, of Galilee.
And immediately, having come forth out of the synagogue,
they went to the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John,
and the mother-in-law of Simon was lying fevered, and
immediately they tell him about her,
and having come near, he raised her up, having laid hold of
her hand, and the fever left her immediately, and she was ministering to them.
And evening having come, when the sun did set, they brought
unto him all who were ill, and who were demoniacs,
and the whole city was gathered together near the door,
and he healed many who were ill of manifold diseases, and
many demons he cast forth, and was not suffering the demons to speak, because
they knew him.
And very early, it being yet night, having risen, he went
forth, and went away to a desert place, and was there praying;
and Simon and those with him went in quest of him,
and having found him, they say to him, -- 'All do seek
and he saith to them, 'We may go to the next towns, that
there also I may preach, for for this I came forth.'
And he was preaching in their synagogues, in all Galilee,
and is casting out the demons,
and there doth come to him a leper, calling on him, and
kneeling to him, and saying to him -- 'If thou mayest will, thou art able to
And Jesus having been moved with compassion, having
stretched forth the hand, touched him, and saith to him, 'I will; be thou
and he having spoken, immediately the leprosy went away from
him, and he was cleansed.
And having sternly charged him, immediately he put him
and saith to him, 'See thou mayest say nothing to any one,
but go away, thyself shew to the priest, and bring near for thy cleansing the
things Moses directed, for a testimony to them.'
And he, having gone forth, began to proclaim much, and to
spread abroad the thing, so that no more he was able openly to enter into the
city, but he was without in desert places, and they were coming unto him from