Jesus fasts forty days and is tempted—He begins His ministry, calls disciples, and heals the sick.
6 aAnd saith unto him, bIf thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not atempt the Lord thy God.
9 aAnd saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
12 ¶ Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into aGalilee;
13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
14 That it might be afulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
15 The land of aZabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
18 ¶ And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were afishers.
20 And they straightway left their nets, and afollowed him.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with adevils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the bpalsy; and he chealed them.
25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judæa, and from beyond Jordan.