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preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them 19 that are bruised, to preach the acceptable 20 year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the attendant, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in 21 the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this 22 scripture fulfilled in your ears. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. 23 And they said, Is not this Joseph's son? And he said unto them, Ye will surely address unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do 24 also here in thy country. And he said, Veri

ly I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in 25 his own country. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijab, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was through26 out all the land; but unto none of them was

Elijah sent, but unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, 27 unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them were cleansed, but 28 Naaman the Syrian. And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were 29 filled with wrath. And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill (whereon their city was built) that 30 they might cast him down headlong. But he, passing through the midst of them, went away. 31 And he came down to Capernaum, a city of

Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. 32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.


Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean devil; and he cried 34 out with a loud voice, saying, Ah! what have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee 35 who thou art; the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of 36 him, and hurt him not. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this? for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and 37 they come out. And the fame of him went

out into every place of the country round about.

38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they 39 besought him for her. And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever and it left her; and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.

40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases, brought them unto him: and he laid his hands on eve41 ry one of them, and healed them. And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying,

*It was the popular opinion among the Jews that the spirit of demons possessed men, and made them insane and lunatic.

Thou art Christ, the Son of God. And he rebuked them, and suffered them not to speak : 42 for they knew that he was Christ. And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place and the people sought him, and came unto him, and insisted that he should not depart 43 from them. And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: .44 for therefore am I sent. And he preached in

the synagogues of Galilee.


1 AND it was so, that as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood 2 by the lake of Gennasereth, and saw two ships standing in the lake; but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and besought him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people from the ship. 4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down 5 your nets for a draught. And Simon answering, said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; neverthe6 less, at thy word, I will let down the net. And when they had done this, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners who

*The gospel of the kingdom, as the other evangelists say.


were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I 9 am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the 10 draught of fishes which they had taken: And so was also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from hence11 forth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.


And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold, a man full of leprosy; who seeing Jesus, fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst 13 make me clean. And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, Be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from 14 him. And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses 15 commanded, for a testimony unto them. But so much the more there went a fame abroad of him and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

16 Then he withdrew himself into the wilder17 ness, and prayed. And it came to pass on a

certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, who were come out of every town of Galilee,


and Judea and Jerusalem; and the Lord had power to heal them.

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And behold men brought in a bed a man who was paralytic and they attempted to bring him in, and to lay him before Jesus.. 19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in, because of the mul titude, they went upon the house-top,* and let him down through the tiling with his couch, 20 into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said unto them, Man, thy 21 sins are forgiven thee. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this who speaketh blasphemies? Who can 22 forgive sins, but God only? But when Jesus

perceived their thoughts, he said unto them, 23 What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is

it easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; 24 or to say, Rise up and walk; But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins? He said unto the sick of the palsy, I say unto thee, Arise, and take 25 up thy couch, and go into thine house. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his 26 own house, glorifying God. And they were all amazed; and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen wonder. ful things to-day.


And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican named Levi, sitting at the custom house and he said unto him, Follow

The houses were low, and the roof nearly flat.

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