Luke 4:31-44 Bible in Basic English

31  And he came down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee; and he was giving them teaching on the Sabbath. 32  And they were surprised at his teaching, for his word was with authority.

A Man with an Unclean Spirit

33  And there was a man in the Synagogue who had an unclean spirit; and he gave a loud cry and said, 34  Let us be! what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? have you come to put an end to us? I have knowledge who you are, the Holy One of God. 35  And Jesus said to him, Be quiet, and come out of him. And when the evil spirit had put him down on the earth in the middle of them, he came out of him, having done him no damage. 36  And wonder came on them all and they said to one another, What are these words? for with authority and power he gives orders to the evil spirits and they come out. 37  And there was much talk about him in all the places round about.

Jesus Heals Simon's Mother-in-Law

38  And he got up and went out of the Synagogue and went into the house of Simon. And Simon's wife's mother was very ill with a burning heat; and in answer to their prayers for her 39  He went near her, and with a sharp word he gave orders to the disease and it went away from her; and straight away she got up and took care of their needs.

Jesus Heals Many at Evening

40  And at sundown all those who had anyone ill with any sort of disease, took them to him, and he put his hands on every one of them and made them well. 41  And evil spirits came out of a number of them, crying out and saying, You are the Son of God. But he gave them sharp orders not to say a word, because they had knowledge that he was the Christ.

Jesus Departs on a Preaching Tour

42  And when it was day, he came out and went to a waste place; and great numbers of people came looking for him, and they came to him and would have kept him from going away. 43  But he said to them, I have to give the good news of the kingdom of God in other towns, because that is why I was sent. 44  And he was teaching in the Synagogues of Galilee.


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