Weymouth New testament
The Mission of John the Baptist
1The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
2As it is written in Isaiah the Prophet, "See, I am sending My messenger before Thee, Who will prepare Thy way";
3"The voice of one crying aloud: 'In the Desert prepare a road for the Lord: Make His highways straight.'"
4So John the Baptizer came, and was in the Desert proclaiming a baptism of the penitent for forgiveness of sins. 5There went out to him people of all classes from Judaea, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem of all ranks, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, making open confession of their sins. 6As for John, his garment was of camel's hair, and he wore a loincloth of leather; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 7His announcement was, "There is One coming after me mightier than I—One whose sandal-strap I am unworthy to stoop down and unfasten. 8I have baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
The Baptism of Jesus
9At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan; 10and immediately on His coming up out of the water He saw an opening in the sky, and the Spirit like a dove coming down to Him; 11and a voice came from the sky, saying, "Thou art My Son dearly loved: in Thee is My delight."
The Temptation of Jesus
Jesus Preaches in Galilee
14Then, after John had been thrown into prison, Jesus came into Galilee proclaiming God's Good News. 15"The time has fully come," He said, "and the Kingdom of God is close at hand: repent, and believe this Good News.
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
16One day, passing along the shore of the Lake of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, Simon's brother, throwing their nets in the Lake; for they were fisherman. 17"Come and follow me," said Jesus, "and I will make you fishers for men." 18At once they left their nets and followed Him. 19Going on a little further He saw James the son of Zabdi and his brother John: they also were in the boat mending the nets, and He immediately called them. 20They therefore left their father Zabdi in the boat with the hired men, and went and followed Him.
Jesus Expels an Evil Spirit
21So they came to Capernaum, and on the next Sabbath He went to the synagogue and began to teach. 22The people listened with amazement to His teaching—for there was authority about it: it was very different from that of the Scribes— 23when all at once, there in their synagogue, a man under the power of a foul spirit screamed out: 24"What have you to do with us, Jesus the Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—God's Holy One." 25But Jesus reprimanded him, saying, "Silence! come out of him." 26So the foul spirit, after throwing the man into convulsions, came out of him with a loud cry. 27And all were amazed and awe-struck, so they began to ask one another, "What does this mean? Here is a new sort of teaching—and a tone of authority! And even to foul spirits he issues orders and they obey him!" 28And His fame spread at once everywhere in all that part of Galilee.
Jesus Heals at Peter's House
29Then on leaving the synagogue they came at once, with James and John, to the house of Simon and Andrew. 30Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill in bed with a fever, and without delay they informed Him about her. 31So He went to her, and taking her hand He raised her to her feet: the fever left her, and she began to wait upon them.
32When it was evening, after sunset people came bringing Him all who were sick and the demoniacs; 33and the whole town was assembled at the door. 34Then He cured numbers of people who were ill with various diseases, and He drove out many demons; not allowing the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.
Jesus Prays and Preaches
35In the morning He rose early, while it was still quite dark, and leaving the house He went away to a solitary place and there prayed. 36And Simon and the others searched everywhere for Him. 37When they found Him they said, "Every one is looking for you." 38"Let us go elsewhere, to the neighbouring country towns," He replied, "that I may proclaim my Message there also; because for that purpose I came from God." 39And He went through all Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and expelling the demons.
The Leper's Prayer
40One day there came a leper to Jesus entreating Him, and pleading on his knees. "If you are willing," he said, "you are able to cleanse me." 41Moved with pity Jesus reached out His hand and touched him. "I am willing," He said; "be cleansed." 42The leprosy at once left him, and he was cleansed. 43Jesus at once sent him away, strictly charging him, 44and saying, "Be careful not to tell any one, but go and show yourself to the Priest, and for your purification present the offerings that Moses appointed as evidence for them." 45But the man, when he went out, began to tell every one and to publish the matter abroad, so that it was no longer possible for Jesus to go openly into any town; but He had to remain outside in unfrequented places, where people came to Him from all parts.