- ¶ NOW Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and the Spirit carried him away into the wilderness
- Forty days, in order that he might be tempted by the adversary.
And he did not eat anything in those days;
and when they were over, at last he became hungry.
- And the adversary said to him, If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.
- Jesus answered, saying to him, It is written, It is not by bread alone that man can live, but by every word of God.
- Then Satan took him up to a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the earth in a short time.
- And the adversary said to him, I will give you all this power and its glory, which are entrusted to me and I give it to whom I please;
- If therefore you worship me, it will all be yours.
- Jesus answered, saying to him, It is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only you shall serve.
- And he brought him to Jerusalem and made him to stand up on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here;
- For it is written, He will command his angels concerning you, to keep watch over you;
- And they will take you up in their arms, so that even your foot may not strike a stone.
- Jesus answered, saying to him, It is said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.
- When the adversary was through with all his temptations, he left him for a while.
- ¶ So Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee;
and the fame about him went out through all the country round about.
- And he taught in their synagogues, and was praised by every man.
- And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up;
and he entered the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was the custom, and stood up to read.
- And the book of the prophet Isaiah was given to him.
And Jesus opened the book and found the place where it is written,
- The Spirit of the Lord is upon me;
because of this he has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor;
and he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, and to proclaim release to the captives and sight to the blind;
to strengthen with forgiveness those who are bruised
- And to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
- And he rolled up the scroll and gave it to the attendant, and went and sat down.
And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on him.
- And he began to say to them, Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.
- And all testified about him, and were amazed by the words of grace which came out of his mouth.
And they said, Is not this man the son of Joseph?
- Jesus said to them, You might probably tell me this proverb, Physician, heal yourself;
and all that we heard you did in Capernaum, do also here in your own city.
- Then he said, Truly I say to you, No prophet is acceptable in his own city.
- For truly I say to you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of the prophet Elijah when heaven was closed for three years and six months and there was a great famine throughout the land;
- Yet Elijah was not sent to one of them, but to Zarephath of Sidon, to a widow.
- And there were many lepers in Israel in the days of the prophet Elisha, and yet not one of them was cleansed except Naaman the Aramean.
- When those who were in the synagogue heard these things, they were all filled with anger.
- And they rose up and took him outside the city, and brought him to the brow of the mountain on which their city was built, that they might throw him down from a cliff.
- But he passed through the midst of them and went away.
- ¶ And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and he taught them on the sabbaths.
- And they were astonished at his teaching;
because his word had power.