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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 horored 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. 20 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

part from them. And he said to them, I must pub- 43 lish the good news of the kingdom of God to other cities also; because for this I was sent forth. And 44 he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.


V. AND it came to pass, as the multitude pressed 1 upon him to hear the word of God, and he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, that he saw two 2 ships standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing the nets. And 3 entering into one of the ships, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And sitting down, he taught the multitudes out of the ship.

And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Si- 4 mon: Put out into the deep; and do ye let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering 5 said to him: Master, we have toiled all night and taken nothing; but at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had done this, they in- 6 closed a great multitude of fishes; and their net began to break. And they beckoned to their partners 7 in the other ship, to come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. And Simon Peter, seeing it, fell down at 8 the knees of Jesus, saying: Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For astonishment had 9 seized him, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken; and like- 10

wise also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon.

And Jesus said to Simon: Fear not; from hence11 forth thou shalt catch men. And having brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.


And it came to pass, when he was in one of the cities, that there was a man full of leprosy. And seeing Jesus he fell on his face, and besought him, say13 ing Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst cleanse me. And stretching forth his hand he touched him, saying: I will; be thou cleansed. And immediately the lep

14 rosy departed from him.


And he charged him to tell no one; but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

But all the more went abroad the report concerning him; and great multitudes came together to 16 hear, and to be healed of their infirmities. And he was wont to retire into the solitary places, and pray.


And it came to pass, on a certain day, that he was teaching; and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every village of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem; and there 18 was power of the Lord for healing them. And, be

hold, men brought on a bed a man who was palsied; and they sought to bring him in, and to lay him be19 fore him. And not finding by what way they might

bring him in, because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the

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