4:1 But Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led in the Spirit into the wilderness forty days, tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days, and when they were ended he was hungry.
3 And the devil said to him: If thou art the Son of God, speak to this stone that it may become bread.
4 And Jesus answered to him: It is written that not by bread alone shall man live.
5 And having led him up, he showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said to him: To thee will I give all this authority and the glory of them, for to me it is delivered; and to whomever I will I give it:
7 if therefore thou wilt worship before me, all shall be thine.
8 And Jesus answered and said to him: It is written: Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve,
9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on the wing of the temple, and said to him: If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down hence;
10 for it is written that he shall give his angels charge concerning thee to guard thee safely;
11 and in their hands they shall take thee up, lest perhaps thou strike thy foot against a stone.
12 And Jesus answered and said to him: It is said: Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.
13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation he departed from him for a time.
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee; and a fame concerning him went forth through all that surrounding country.
15 And he taught in their synagogues, glorified by all.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and went, according to his custom, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read.
17 And there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah; and having unrolled the book he found the place where it is written:
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me
19 to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind; to set at liberty the bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And having rolled up the book and given it back to the attendant, he sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed upon him.
21 And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this Scripture in your ears.
22 And all applauded him and wondered at the words of grace that proceeded out of his mouth, and said: Is not this the son of Joseph?
23 And he said to them: You will surely speak this parable to me: Physician, heal thyself; whatever things we heard were done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
24 But he said: Verily I say to you, that no prophet is accepted in his own country.
25 And I tell you in truth that there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, when there came a great famine on the whole land:
26 and to no one of them was Elijah sent but to Sarepta of Sidon, to a woman a widow.
27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the days of Elisha the prophet, and no one of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian.
28 And all in the synagogue, on hearing these things, were filled with anger,
29 and rose up and thrust him out of the city, and brought him to the brow of the mount on which their city was built, so as to cast him down headlong;
30 but passing through the midst of them, he went away.
31 And he came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbaths;
32 and they were amazed at his teaching, for his word was with authority.
33 And in the synagogue there was a man that had a spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a great voice:
34 Aha, what have we to do with thee, Jesus the Nazarene? Hast thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the holy one of God.
35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Be silent and come out of him. And the demon threw him into the midst and came out of him, and hurt him in no way.
36 And amazement came upon all, and they spoke one to another, saying: What a word is this, that with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out?
37 And there went forth a rumor concerning him into every place of the surrounding country.
38 And rising up from the synagogue, he entered into the house of Simon. And Simon’s mother-in-law was confined with a great fever; and they besought him for her.
39 And standing over her he rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she immediately rose and ministered to them.
40 But when the sun had gone down, all, as many as had any sick with various diseases, brought them to him; and he laid his hands on each one of them and cured them.
41 And demons also went forth from many, crying out and saying: Thou art the Son of God. And rebuking them, he permitted them not to speak, for they knew that he was the Christ.
42 But when it was day he went out and departed to a desert place; and the multitudes sought for him: and they came to him, and endeavored to detain him that he might not go away from them.
43 But he said to them: I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this was I sent.
44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.