Matthew 4
New Heart English Bible
1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward. 3And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." 4But he answered and said, "It is written, 'Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'"

5Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple,

6and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, 'He will put his angels in charge of you.' and, 'In their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'"

7Jesus said to him, "Again, it is written, 'Do not test the Lord your God.'"

8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. 9And he said to him, "I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me." 10Then Jesus said to him, "Go away, Satan. For it is written, 'You are to worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'" 11Then the devil left him, and look, angels came and served him.

12Now when he heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee. 13And leaving Nazareth, he came and lived in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

15"The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations,

16the people sitting in darkness have seen a great light, and those living in the land and shadow of death, to them light has dawned."

17From that time, Jesus began to proclaim, and to say, "Repent. For the kingdom of heaven is near."

18And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers: Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19And he said to them, "Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of people." 20And they immediately left their nets and followed him. 21Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22And they immediately left the boat and their father, and followed him.

23And Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

24And the report about him went out into all Syria, and they brought to him all who were sick, afflicted with various diseases and torments, possessed with demons, and epileptics, and paralytics; and he healed them. 25And large crowds from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan followed him.

New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2023

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