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 thee; 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 to him. 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 were fishers. 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 him. 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 of him. 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 John. 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 demons. 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 me clean. 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.