The Gospel According to St Matthew

Chapter 4

Jesus fasts forty days and is tempted—He begins His ministry, calls disciples, and heals the sick.

 Then was Jesus aled up of the Spirit into the wilderness bto be ctempted of the devil.

 And when he had afasted bforty days and forty nights, che was afterward an hungred.

 And when the atempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bbread.

 But he answered and said, It is written, aMan shall not blive by cbread alone, but by every dword that proceedeth out of the emouth of God.

 aThen the devil taketh him up into the bholy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

 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.

 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not atempt the Lord thy God.

 aAgain, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the bkingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

 aAnd saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, aSatan: for it is written, Thou shalt bworship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

 11 Then the devil leaveth him, aand, behold, bangels came and ministered unto him.

 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;

 16 The people which sat in adarkness saw great blight; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

 17 ¶From that time Jesus began to apreach, and to say, bRepent: for the ckingdom of heaven dis at hand.

 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.

 19 And he saith unto them, aFollow me, and I will make you bfishers of men.

 20 And they straightway left their nets, and afollowed him.

 21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of aZebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he bcalled them.

 22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

 23 ¶And Jesus went about all aGalilee, bteaching in their synagogues, and cpreaching the gospel of the kingdom, and dhealing all manner of esickness and all manner of disease among the fpeople.

 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.