Chapter 4

Christ led by the Spirit into the wilderness -- Tempted of Satan -- Preaches in Nazareth and Galilee.

1)And Jesus, being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from Jordan, and was let by the Spirit into the wilderness.

2)And after forty days, the devil came unto him, to tempt him. And in those days, he did eat nothing; and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

3)And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

4)And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

5)And the Spirit taketh him up into a high mountain, and he beheld all the kingdoms of the world, in a moment of time.

6)And the devil came unto him, and said unto him, All this power will I give unto thee, and the glory of them; for they are delivered unto me, and to whomsoever I will, I give them.

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

8)Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

9)And the Spirit brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple. And the devil came unto him, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence;

10)For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee; and in his hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

11)And Jesus answering, said unto him, It is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

12)And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

13)And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit, into Galilee.

14)And there went out a fame of him through all the region round about;

15)And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all who believed on his name.

16)And 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 stood up to read.

17)And there was delivered unto him, the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

18)The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the broken- hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and the recovering of sight to the blind; to set at liberty them that are bruised;

19)To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

20)And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and he sat down.

21)And the eyes of all those who were in the synagogue, were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears.

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

23)And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself. Whatsoever we have heard was done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

24)And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

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

26)But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, of Sidon, unto a woman who was a widow.

27)And many lepers were in Israel, in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them were cleansed, save Naaman the Syrian.

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

29)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 they might cast him down headlong.

30)But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way,

31)And 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 words were with power.

33)And in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean devil, and he cried out with a loud voice,

34)Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee, who thou art, The Holy One of God.

35)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 him, and hurt him not.

36)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 they come out.

37)And the fame of him went out in every place round about.

38)And he arose, and went out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for to heal her.

39)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 who had any sick, with divers diseases, brought them unto him, and he laid his hands on every one of the, and healed them.

41)And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ, the Son of God. And he, rebuking them, suffered them not to speak; for they knew that he was Christ.

42)And when it was day, he departed and went into a solitary place; and the people sought him, and came unto him, and desired him that he should not depart from them.

43)But he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also, for therefore am I sent.

44)And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.