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IV.  And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan; and he was led in the Sprit into the wilderness

2forty days, tempted by the Devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he hungered.

3And the Devil said to him: If thou art the Son of God, command this stone that it become bread.

4And Jesus answered him, saying: It is written, Man shall not live on bread alone.

5And the Devil, leading him up into a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

6And the Devil said to him: All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them; because it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomsoever I will.

7If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

8And Jesus answering said to him: It is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

9And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him: If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence.

10For it is written: He will give his angels command concerning thee, to keep thee;

11and on their hands they shall bear thee up, lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone.

12And Jesus answering said to him: It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

13And having finished every temptation, the Devil departed from him for a season.

14And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee; and there went out a report concerning him through all the surrounding country.

15And he taught in their synagogues, being honored by all.

16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day; and he stood up to read.

17And there was delivered to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And unrolling the book, he found the place where it was written:

18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me;
Because he anointed me to publish good tidings to the poor;
He has sent me to proclaim deliverance to the captives,
And recovering of sight to the blind,
To send the oppressed away free,

19To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

20And rolling up the book he gave it again to the servant, and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.

21And he began to say to them: To-day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

22And all bore witness to him, and wondered at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said: Is not this Joseph's son?

23And he said to them: Ye will surely say to me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself. Whatever we heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

24And he said: Verily I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.

25But I tell you of a truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there was a great famine throughout all the land;

26and to none of them was Elijah sent, but unto Zarephath of Sidonia, to a woman that was a widow.

27And there were many lepers in Israel, in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.

28And all in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath.

29And they rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, to cast him down headlong.

30But he, passing through the midst of them, went away.

31And he came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the sabbath;

32and they were astonished at his teaching, because his word was with power.

33And in the synagogue there was a man having a spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice,

34saying: Ah! what have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? Didst thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

35And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Hold thy peace, and come out from him. And the demon throwing him in the midst came out from him, doing him no harm.

36And amazement came on all; and they spoke with one another, saying: What is this word, that with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out?

37And there went out a rumor concerning him into every place of the country around.

38And he rose up and went from the synagogue, and entered into the house of Simon. And the mother-in-law of Simon was seized with a violent fever; and they besought him for her.

39And standing over her he rebuked the fever, and it left her; and immediately she arose and ministered to them.

40Now when the sun was setting, all that had any sick with divers diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on each one of them, and healed them.

41And demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying: Thou art the Son of God. And he, rebuking them, suffered them not to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

42And when it was day he went out, and went into a desert place. And the multitudes sought him, and came to him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.

43And he said to them: I must publish the good news of the kingdom of God to other cities also; because for this I was sent forth.

44And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.