1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God;
1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my
messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before
1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the
way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
1:4 John was baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching the
baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins.
1:5 And there went out to him all the land of Judea, and they of
Jerusalem, and were all baptized by him in the river Jordan,
confessing their sins.
1:6 And John was clothed with camels hair, and with a girdle of
a skin about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey;
1:7 And preached, saying, There cometh after me one mightier
than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop
down and unloose.
1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he will baptize
you with the Holy Spirit.
1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from
Nazareth to Galilee, and was baptized by John in Jordan.
1:10 And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the
heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him.
1:11 And there came a voice from heaven, [saying], Thou art my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
1:12 And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
1:13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days tempted by
Satan: and was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered
1:14 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God
is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
1:16 Now as he was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon,
and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they
1:17 And Jesus said to them, Come ye after me, and I will make
you to become fishers of men.
1:18 And immediately they forsook their nets, and followed him.
1:19 And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James
the [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in
the boat mending their nets.
1:20 And immediately he called them: and they left their father
Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after
1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and immediately on the
sabbath he entered into the synagogue and taught.
1:22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught
them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean
spirit; and he cried out,
1:24 Saying, Let [us] alone; what have we to do with thee, thou
Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who
thou art, the Holy One of God.
1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out
1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a
loud voice, he came out of him.
1:27 And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among
themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine [is]
this? for with authority he commandeth even the unclean
spirits, and they obey him.
1:28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the
region around Galilee.
1:29 And forthwith, when they had come out of the synagogue,
they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and
1:30 But the mother of Simon's wife lay sick with a fever; and
forthwith they tell him of her.
1:31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up;
and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered to them.
1:32 And at evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him
all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with
1:33 And all the city was gathered at the door.
1:34 And he healed many that were sick with divers diseases, and
cast out many demons; and suffered not the demons to speak,
because they knew him.
1:35 And in the morning, rising a great while before day, he
went out and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
1:36 And Simon, and they that were with him, followed after him.
1:37 And when they had found him, they said to him, All [men]
seek for thee.
1:38 And he said to them, Let us go into the next towns, that I
may preach there also: for, for this purpose have I come.
1:39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee,
and cast out demons.
1:40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling
down to him, and saying to him, If thou wilt, thou canst make
1:41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth [his] hand, and
touched him, and saith to him, I will; be thou clean.
1:42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy
departed from him, and he was cleansed.
1:43 And he strictly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
1:44 And saith to him, See thou say nothing to any man; but go,
show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those
things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
1:45 But he went out, and began to publish [it] much, and to
blaze abroad the matter, so that Jesus could no more openly
enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they
came to him from every quarter.