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immersed, that as Jesus having also been immersed 22 was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape as a dove upon him; and there came a voice out of heaven: Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. 23 And Jesus himself was, when he began, about thirty years of age; being the son (as was supposed) 24 of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat, the son

of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Janna, the son 25 of Joseph, the son of Matthias, the son of Amos, the

son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of

Shimei, the son of Joseph, the son of Judah, the son 27 of Joanna, the son of Reza, the son of Zerubbabel, 28 the son of Salathiel, the son of Neri, the son of Mel

chi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of 29 Elmodam, the son of Er, the son of Joses, the son

of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the 30 son of Levi, the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonan, the son of Elia31 kim, the son of Meleah, the son of Mainan, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, 33 the son of Salmon, the son of Nahon, the son of

Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, 34 the son of Pharez, the son of Judah, the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son

V. 23. or, was beginning to be

of Terah, the son of Nahor, the son of Serug, the 35 son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Salah, the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, 36 the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the 37 son of Jared, the son of Mehalaliel, the son of“ Cainan, the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of 38 Adam, the son of God.

IV. AND Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, re- 1 turned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted forty days by the 2 Devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he hungered.

And the Devil said to him: If thou art the Son of 3 God, command this stone that it become bread. And Jesus answered him, saying: It is written, Man 4 shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

And the Devil, taking him up into a high moun- 5 tain, shewed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the Devil said to him: 6

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. If thou therefore wilt 7 worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answer- 8 ing said to him: It is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him 9

on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him: If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down from 10 hence. For it is written: He shall give his angels 11 command concerning thee, to keep thee; and on

their hands they shall bear thee up, lest haply thou 12 dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answering said to him: It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.



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

And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee; and there went out a report concern15 ing him through all the surrounding country. And he taught in their synagogues, being honored by all.


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 he stood up 17 to read. And there was delivered to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And unrolling the book, he 18 found the place where it was written: The Spirit

of the Lord is upon me; because he anointed me to publish good tidings to the poor; he has sent me to to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and recover19 ing of sight to the blind, to send the oppressed away free, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.


And rolling up the book he gave it again to the servant, and sat down. And the eyes of all in the 21 synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say to them: To day is this scripture fulfilled in

your ears. And all bare witness to him, and won- 22 dered at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son? And he said to them: Ye will surely say to me this 23 proverb, Physician, heal thyself. Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. And he said: Verily I say to you, No prophet 24 is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of a 25 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; and to none of them was 26 Elijah sent, but unto Zarephath of Sidonia, to a woman that was a widow. And there were many lepers 27 in Israel, in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian. And all in the synagogue, when they heard 28 these things, were filled with wrath. And they rose 29 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. But he, passing through 30 the midst of them, went away.

And he came down to Capernaum, a city of Gali- 31 lee. And he was teaching them on the sabbath; and 32 they were astonished at his teaching, because his word was with power.

And in the synagogue there was a man having a 33 spirit of an unclean devil; and he cried out with a loud voice, saying: Ah! what have we to do with 34

thee, Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of 35 God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Hold thy peace, and come out from him. And the devil throwing him in the midst came out from him, do36 ing him no harm. And amazement came on all; and they spake with one another, saying: What is this word, that with authority and power he com37 mands the unclean spirits, and they come out? And there went out a rumor concerning him into every place of the country around.


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


Now 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 41 them. And devils 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.

And 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 de

V. 38. Gr, with a great fever

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