The Preaching of John the Baptist
3 1 And in those days cometh John the Baptist, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, 'Reform, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens,' 3 for this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, 'A voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, straight make ye His paths.' 4 And this John had his clothing of camel's hair, and a girdle of skin round his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and honey of the field. 5 Then were going forth unto him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about the Jordan, 6 and they were baptized in the Jordan by him, confessing their sins.
7 And having seen many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming about his baptism, he said to them, 'Brood of vipers! who did shew you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 bear, therefore, fruits worthy of the reformation, 9 and do not think to say in yourselves, A father we have—Abraham, for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise children to Abraham, 10 and now also, the axe unto the root of the trees is laid, every tree therefore not bearing good fruit is hewn down, and to fire is cast. 11 'I indeed do baptize you with water to reformation, but he who after me is coming is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to bear the sandals, he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire, 12 whose fan 'is' in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and will gather his wheat to the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.'
The Baptism of Jesus
13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee upon the Jordan, unto John to be baptized by him, 14 but John was forbidding him, saying, 'I have need by thee to be baptized—and thou dost come unto me!' 15 But Jesus answering said to him, 'Suffer now, for thus it is becoming to us to fulfill all righteousness,' then he doth suffer him. 16 And having been baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water, and lo, opened to him were the heavens, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him, 17 and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, 'This is My Son—the Beloved, in whom I did delight.'
The Preaching of John the Baptist
1 1 A beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, Son of God. 2 As it hath been written in the prophets, 'Lo, I send My messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee,'— 3 'A voice of one calling in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, straight make ye his paths,'— 4 John came baptizing in the wilderness, and proclaiming a baptism of reformation—to remission of sins, 5 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. 6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and a girdle of skin around his loins, and eating locusts and honey of the field, 7 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; 8 I indeed did baptize you with water, but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.'
The Baptism of Jesus
9 And it came to pass in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John at the Jordan; 10 and immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens dividing, and the Spirit as a dove coming down upon him; 11 and a voice came out of the heavens, 'Thou art My Son—the Beloved, in whom I did delight.'
The Temptation of Jesus
12 And immediately doth the Spirit put him forth to the wilderness, 13 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.
Jesus Begins His Ministry
14 And after the delivering up of John, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of the reign of God, 15 and saying—'Fulfilled hath been the time, and the reign of God hath come nigh, reform ye, and believe in the good news.'
Jesus Calls Four Fishermen
16 And, walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew his brother, casting a drag into the sea, for they were fishers, 17 and Jesus said to them, 'Come ye after me, and I shall make you to become fishers of men;' 18 and immediately, having left their nets, they followed him. 19 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, 20 and immediately he called them, and, having left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, they went away after him.
A Man with an Unclean Spirit
21 And they go on to Capernaum, and immediately, on the sabbaths, having gone into the synagogue, he was teaching, 22 and they were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes.
23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, 24 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.' 25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, 'Be silenced, and come forth out of him,' 26 and the unclean spirit having torn him, and having cried with a great voice, came forth out of him, 27 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!' 28 And the fame of him went forth immediately to all the region, round about, of Galilee.
Jesus Heals Simon's Mother-in-Law
29 And immediately, having come forth out of the synagogue, they went to the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John, 30 and the mother-in-law of Simon was lying fevered, and immediately they tell him about her, 31 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.
Jesus Heals Many at Evening
32 And evening having come, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all who were ill, and who were demoniacs, 33 and the whole city was gathered together near the door, 34 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.
Jesus Departs on a Preaching Tour
35 And very early, it being yet night, having risen, he went forth, and went away to a desert place, and was there praying; 36 and Simon and those with him went in quest of him, 37 and having found him, they say to him,—'All do seek thee;' 38 and he saith to them, 'We may go to the next towns, that there also I may preach, for for this I came forth.' 39 And he was preaching in their synagogues, in all Galilee, and is casting out the demons,
Jesus Cleanses a Leper
40 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 cleanse me.' 41 And Jesus having been moved with compassion, having stretched forth the hand, touched him, and saith to him, 'I will; be thou cleansed;' 42 and he having spoken, immediately the leprosy went away from him, and he was cleansed. 43 And having sternly charged him, immediately he put him forth, 44 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.' 45 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 every quarter.
The Preaching of John the Baptist
3 1 And in the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius Caesar—Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother, tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— 2 Annas and Caiaphas being chief priests—there came a word of God unto John the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness, 3 and he came to all the region round the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of reformation—to remission of sins, 4 as it hath been written in the scroll of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, 'A voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, straight make ye His paths; 5 every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straightness, and the rough become smooth ways; 6 and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.' 7 Then said he to the multitudes coming forth to be baptised by him, 'Brood of vipers! who did prompt you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 make, therefore, fruits worthy of the reformation, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have a father—Abraham; for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise children to Abraham; 9 and already also the axe unto the root of the trees is laid, every tree, therefore, not making good fruit is cut down, and to fire it is cast.' 10 And the multitudes were questioning him, saying, 'What, then, shall we do?' 11 and he answering saith to them, 'He having two coats—let him impart to him having none, and he having victuals—in like manner let him do.' 12 And there came also tax-gatherers to be baptised, and they said unto him, 'Teacher, what shall we do?' 13 and he said unto them, 'Exact no more than that directed you.' 14 And questioning him also were those warring, saying, 'And we, what shall we do?' and he said unto them, 'Do violence to no one, nor accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.'
15 And the people are looking forward, and all are reasoning in their hearts concerning John, whether or not he may be the Christ; 16 John answered, saying to all, 'I indeed with water do baptise you, but he cometh who is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to loose the latchet of his sandals—he shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire; 17 whose winnowing shovel 'is' in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and will gather the wheat to his storehouse, and the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.' 18 And, therefore, indeed with many other things, exhorting, he was proclaiming good news to the people, 19 and Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him concerning Herodias the wife of Philip his brother, and concerning all the evils that Herod did, 20 added also this to all, that he shut up John in the prison.
The Baptism of Jesus
21 And it came to pass, in all the people being baptised, Jesus also being baptised, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit came down in a bodily appearance, as if a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, saying, 'Thou art My Son—the Beloved, in thee I did delight.'
The Genealogy of Jesus
23 And Jesus himself was beginning to be about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, son of Joseph, 24 the 'son' of Eli, the 'son' of Matthat, the 'son' of Levi, the 'son' of Melchi, the 'son' of Janna, the 'son' of Joseph, 25 the 'son' of Mattathias, the 'son' of Amos, the 'son' of Naum, the 'son' of Esli, 26 the 'son' of Naggai, the 'son' of Maath, the 'son' of Mattathias, the 'son' of Semei, the 'son' of Joseph, the 'son' of Juda, 27 the 'son' of Joanna, the 'son' of Rhesa, the 'son' of Zerubbabel, the 'son' of Shealtiel, 28 the 'son' of Neri, the 'son' of Melchi, the 'son' of Addi, the 'son' of Cosam, the 'son' of Elmodam, the 'son' of Er, 29 the 'son' of Jose, the 'son' of Eliezer, the 'son' of Jorim, the 'son' of Matthat, 30 the 'son' of Levi, the 'son' of Simeon, the 'son' of Juda, the 'son' of Joseph, the 'son' of Jonan, the 'son' of Eliakim, 31 the 'son' of Melea, the 'son' of Mainan, the 'son' of Mattatha, the 'son' of Nathan, 32 the 'son' of David, the 'son' of Jesse, the 'son' of Obed, the 'son' of Booz, the 'son' of Salmon, the 'son' of Nahshon, 33 the 'son' of Amminadab, the 'son' of Aram, the 'son' of Esrom, the 'son' of Pharez, 34 the 'son' of Judah, the 'son' of Jacob, the 'son' of Isaac, the 'son' of Abraham, the 'son' of Terah, the 'son' of Nahor, 35 the 'son' of Serug, the 'son' of Reu, the 'son' of Peleg, the 'son' of Eber, 36 the 'son' of Salah, the 'son' of Cainan, the 'son' of Arphaxad, the 'son' of Shem, the 'son' of Noah, the 'son' of Lamech, 37 the 'son' of Methuselah, the 'son' of Enoch, the 'son' of Jared, the 'son' of Mahalaleel, 38 the 'son' of Cainan, the 'son' of Enos, the 'son' of Seth, the 'son' of Adam, the 'son' of God.