Matthew 4
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Jesus is Tempted by Satan

(Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13)

1After this, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2After fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, he finally became hungry.

3Then the tempter came. “Sincea you are the Son of God,” he said, “tell these stones to become loaves of bread.”

4But he answered, “It is written,

‘One must not live on bread alone,

but on every word coming

out of the mouth of God.’”b

5Then the devil took him to the Holy Cityc and had him stand on the highest point of the Temple. 6He told Jesus,d “Sincee you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, because it is written,

‘Godf will put his angels in charge of you,’


‘With their hands they will hold you up,

so that you will never hit your foot against a rock.’”g

7Jesus responded to him, “It is also written, ‘You must not tempt the Lordh your God.’”i

8Once more the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, along with their splendor. 9He told Jesus,j “I will give you all these things if you will bow down and worship me!”

10Then Jesus told him, “Go away,k Satan! Because it is written,

‘You must worship the Lord your God

and serve only him.’”l

11So the devil left him, and angels came and began ministering to him.

Jesus Begins His Ministry in Galilee

(Mark 1:14-15; Luke 4:14-15)

12Now when Jesusm heard that John had been arrested, he went back to Galilee. 13He left Nazareth and settled in Capernaum by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14in order to fulfill what was declared by the prophet Isaiah when he said,

15“O Land of Zebulun and Land of Naphtali,

on the road to the sea, across the Jordan,

Galilee of the unbelievers!n

16The people livingo in darkness have seen a great light,

and for those livingp in the land and shadow of death,

a light has risen.”q

17From then on, Jesus began to announce, “Repent, because the kingdom fromr heaven is near!”

Jesus Calls Four Fishermen

(Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:1-11)

18While Jesuss was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon (alsot called Peter) and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, because they were fishermen. 19“Follow me,” he told them, “and I will make you fishers of people!” 20So at once they left their nets and followed him. 21Going on from there he saw two other brothers—James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee repairing their nets. When he called them, 22they immediately left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus Ministers to Many People

(Luke 6:17-19)

23Then he went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every illness among the people. 24His fame spread throughout Syria, and peopleu brought to him everyone who was sick—those afflicted with various diseases and pains, the demon-possessed, the epileptics, and the paralyzed—and he healed them. 25Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,v Jerusalem, Judea, and from across the Jordan followed him.

a 4:3 Or “If, as is the case,
b 4:4 Deut 8:3; MT source citation reads LORD
c 4:5 i.e. Jerusalem
d 4:6 Lit. him
e 4:6 Or “If, as is the case,
f 4:6 Lit. He
g 4:6 Cf. Ps 91:11-12
h 4:7 MT source citation reads LORD
i 4:7 Cf. Deut 6:16
j 4:9 Lit. him
k 4:10 Other mss. read Get behind me
l 4:10 Deut 6:13
m 4:12 Lit. he
n 4:15 Lit. gentiles ; i.e. unbelieving non-Jews
o 4:16 Lit. sitting
p 4:16 Lit. sitting
q 4:16 Cf. Isa 9:1-2
r 4:17 Lit. of
s 4:18 Lit. he
t 4:18 The Gk. lacks also
u 4:24 Lit. they
v 4:25 Lit. the Ten Cities, a loose federation of ten cities strongly influenced by Greek culture

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