Matthew 4



1 Then was Jesus led·​·away into the wilderness by the Spirit, to be tempted by the Devil.

2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He afterwards hungered.

3 And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If Thou be the Son of God, say that these stones be·​·made bread.

4 But He answering said, It is written, Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every saying that goes·​·out through the mouth of God.*

5 Then the Devil takes Him into the holy city, and stands Him on a pinnacle of the temple;

6 and says to Him, If Thou be the Son of God, cast Thyself down; for it is written that He shall command His angels concerning Thee, and in their hands they shall take· Thee ·up, lest Thou ever dash Thy foot against a stone.*

7 Jesus declared to him, Again, it is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.*

8 Again, the Devil takes Him to an exceedingly high mountain, and shows Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them;

9 and says to Him, All these·​·things I will give Thee, if, falling·​·down, Thou wilt worship me.

10 Then says Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.*

11 Then the Devil leaves Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

12 And Jesus, having heard that John was delivered·​·up into custody, departed into Galilee;

13 and leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is on the seacoast, in the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali,

14 that it might be fulfilled which was declared by Isaiah the prophet, saying,

15 The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, the way of the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

16 the people who sat in darkness saw great light; and to them who sat in the country and shadow of death, light has risen.*

17 From then Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent ye, for the kingdom of the heavens is·​·near.

18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers.

19 And He says to them, Come after Me, and I will make you fishers of men.

20 And straightway they left their nets and followed Him.

21 And advancing from thence, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the ship with Zebedee their father, mending* their nets; and He called them.

22 And straightway, leaving the ship and their father, they followed Him.

23 And Jesus went·​·around all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every malady and every disease in the people.

24 And the report of Him went into the whole of Syria; and they brought·​·to Him all who were·​·ill, having different diseases and torments besetting them, and the demon-possessed, and the lunatics, and those sick·​·of·​·the·​·palsy; and He cured them.

25 And many crowds followed Him from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and from across the Jordan.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.