Now in the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of Ituraea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, [the] word of God came upon John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
And he came into all the district round the Jordan, preaching [the] baptism of repentance for [the] remission of sins,
as it is written in [the] book of [the] words of Esaias the prophet: Voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of [the] Lord, make straight his paths.
Every gorge shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked [places] shall become a straight [path], and the rough places smooth ways,
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
He said therefore to the crowds which went out to be baptised by him, Offspring of vipers, who has forewarned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Produce therefore fruits worthy of repentance; and begin not to say in yourselves, We have Abraham for [our] father, for I say unto you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
And already also the axe is applied to the root of the trees; every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into [the] fire.
And the crowds asked him saying, What should we do then?
And he answering says to them, He that has two body-coats, let him give to him that has none; and he that has food, let him do likewise.
And tax-gatherers came also to be baptised, and they said to him, Teacher, what should we do?
And he said to them, Take no more [money] than what is appointed to you.
And persons engaged in military service also asked him saying, And we, what should we do? And he said to them, Oppress no one, nor accuse falsely, and be satisfied with your pay.
But as the people were in expectation, and all were reasoning in their hearts concerning John whether *he* might be the Christ,
John answered all, saying, *I* indeed baptise you with water, but the mightier than I is coming, the thong of whose sandals I am not fit to unloose; *he* shall baptise you with [the] Holy Spirit and fire;
whose winnowing-fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his threshing-floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
Exhorting then many other things also he announced [his] glad tidings to the people.
But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him as to Herodias, the wife of his brother, and as to all the wicked things which Herod had done,
added this also to all [the rest], that he shut up John in prison.
And it came to pass, all the people having been baptised, and Jesus having been baptised and praying, that the heaven was opened,
and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form as a dove upon him; and a voice came out of heaven, *Thou* art my beloved Son, in thee I have found my delight.
And Jesus himself was beginning to be about thirty years old; being as was supposed son of Joseph; of Eli,
of Matthat, of Levi, of Melchi, of Janna, of Joseph,
of Mattathias, of Amos, of Naoum, of Esli, of Naggai,
of Maath, of Mattathias, of Semei, of Joseph, of Juda,
of Joannes, of Resa, of Zorobabel, of Salathiel, of Neri,
of Melchi, of Addi, of Cosam, of Elmodam, of Er,
of Joses, of Eliezer, of Joreim, of Matthat, of Levi,
of Simeon, of Juda, of Joseph, of Jonan, of Eliakim,
of Meleas, of Menan, of Mattatha, of Nathan, of David,
of Jesse, of Obed, of Booz, of Salmon, of Naasson,
of Aminadab, of Aram, of Esrom, of Phares, of Juda,
of Jacob, of Isaac, of Abraham, of Terah, of Nachor,
of Seruch, of Ragau, of Phalek, of Eber, of Sala,
of Cainan, of Arphaxad, of Sem, of Noe, of Lamech,
of Methusala, of Enoch, of Jared, of Maleleel, of Cainan,
of Enos, of Seth, of Adam, of God.
But Jesus, full of [the] Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness
forty days, tempted of the devil; and in those days he did not eat anything, and when they were finished he hungered.
And the devil said to him, If thou be Son of God, speak to this stone, that it become bread.
And Jesus answered unto him saying, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
And [the devil], leading him up into a high mountain, shewed him all the kingdoms of the habitable world in a moment of time.
And the devil said to him, I will give thee all this power, and their glory; for it is given up to me, and to whomsoever I will I give it.
If therefore *thou* wilt do homage before me, all [of it] shall be thine.
And Jesus answering him said, It is written, Thou shalt do homage to [the] Lord thy God, and him alone shalt thou serve.
And he led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the edge of the temple, and said to him, If thou be Son of God, cast thyself down hence;
for it is written, He shall give charge to his angels concerning thee to keep thee;
and on [their] hands shall they bear thee, lest in any wise thou strike thy foot against a stone.
And Jesus answering said to him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt [the] Lord thy God.
And the devil, having completed every temptation, departed from him for a time.
And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee; and a rumour went out into the whole surrounding country about him;
and *he* taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up; and he entered, according to his custom, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read.
And [the] book of the prophet Esaias was given to him; and having unrolled the book he found the place where it was written,
[The] Spirit of [the] Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach glad tidings to [the] poor; he has sent me to preach to captives deliverance, and to [the] blind sight, to send forth [the] crushed delivered,
to preach [the] acceptable year of [the] Lord.
And having rolled up the book, when he had delivered it up to the attendant, he sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed upon him.
And he began to say to them, To-day this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.
And all bore witness to him, and wondered at the words of grace which were coming out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this the son of Joseph?
And he said to them, Ye will surely say to me this parable, Physician, heal thyself; whatsoever we have heard has taken place in Capernaum do here also in thine own country.
And he said, Verily I say to you, that no prophet is acceptable in his [own] country.
But of a truth I say to you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, so that a great famine came upon all the land,
and to none of them was Elias sent but to Sarepta of Sidonia, to a woman [that was] a widow.
And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian.
And they were all filled with rage in the synagogue, hearing these things;
and rising up they cast him forth out of the city, and led him up to the brow of the mountain upon which their city was built, so that they might throw him down the precipice;
but *he*, passing through the midst of them, went his way,
and descended to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbaths.
And they were astonished at his doctrine, for his word was with authority.
And there was in the synagogue a man having a spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried with a loud voice,
saying, Eh! what have we to do with thee, Jesus, Nazarene? hast thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy [One] of God.
And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out from him. And the demon, having thrown him down into the midst, came out from him without doing him any injury.
And astonishment came upon all, and they spoke to one another, saying, What word [is] this? for with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.
And a rumour went out into every place of the country round concerning him.
And rising up out of the synagogue, he entered into the house of Simon. But Simon's mother-in-law was suffering under a bad fever; and they asked him for her.
And standing over her, he rebuked the fever, and it left her; and forthwith standing up she served them.
And when the sun went down, all, as many as had persons sick with divers diseases, brought them to him, and having laid his hands on every one of them, he healed them;
and demons also went out from many, crying out and saying, *Thou* art the Son of God. And rebuking them, he suffered them not to speak, because they knew him to be the Christ.
And when it was day he went out, and went into a desert place, and the crowds sought after him, and came up to him, and [would have] kept him back that he should not go from them.
But he said to them, I must needs announce the glad tidings of the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for for this I have been sent forth.
And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.
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