1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ,
2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way:
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make ready the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4 It was John who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
5 And there went out to him all the country of Judea and all they of Jerusalem and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair and a girdle of leather around his loins, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
7 And he preached, saying: After me comes he that is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.
8 I have baptized you in water, but he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit.
9 And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John.
10 And immediately going up out of the water he saw the heavens rent, and the Spirit like a dove coming down upon him.
11 And there was a voice from the heavens: Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.
12 And immediately the Spirit drives him into the wilderness.
13 And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.
14 But after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,
15 that the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand: Repent and believe in the gospel.
16 And passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon throwing a net about in the sea; for they were fishers.
17 And Jesus said to them: Come after me, and I will make you become fishers of men.
18 And immediately leaving the nets they followed him.
19 And going forward a little he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were also in the ship mending the nets.
20 And he immediately called them; and leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants they went away after him.
21 And they entered into Capernaum; and immediately, on the sabbath, he taught in the synagogue.
22 And they were astonished at his teaching; for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.
23 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24 Saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus the Nazarene? thou hast come to destroy us. We know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him: Be silent, and come out of him.
26 And the unclean spirit threw him into convulsions, and having cried out with a loud voice came out of him.
27 And all were amazed, so that they inquired one of another, saying: What means this? A new teaching according to authority: he also commands the unclean spirits, and they obey him.
28 And his fame immediately went forth everywhere into the whole surrounding country of Galilee.
29 And immediately on going out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.
30 And the mother-in-law of Simon lay ill of a fever and they immediately tell him of her.
31 And he came to her and raised her up, taking her by the hand. And the fever left her, and she ministered to them.
32 But after evening had come, when the sun went down, they brought to him all that were sick, and those possessed with demons;
33 And the whole city was collected together at the door.
34 And he cured many that were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons, and permitted not the demons to speak, because they knew him.
35 And very early while yet night, he rose up and went out, and went away to a desert place, and there prayed.
36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
37 And found him, and said to him: All seek for thee.
38 And he said to them: Let us go elsewhere to the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth.
39 And he went through the whole of Galilee, preaching in their synagogues, and casting out demons.
40 And there came to him a leper, entreating him and kneeling, saying to him: If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
41 And moved with pity he stretched forth his hand and touched him and said: I will; be clean.
42 And the leprosy immediately departed from him, and he was made clean.
43 And after charging him in a threatening manner, he immediately sent him forth,
44 and said to him: See that thou say nothing to any one, but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing the things that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
45 But he went out and began to proclaim it much, and publish the matter abroad, so that he could no longer openly enter into a city, but was without in desert places; and they came to him from every quarter.