The Holy Bible - The New King James Version - Luke
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- Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan
and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
- Being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate
nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
- And the devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command this stone
to become bread."
- But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by
bread alone, but by every word of God.' "
- Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the
kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
- And the devil said to Him, "All this authority I will give You, and their
glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.
- Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours."
- And Jesus answered and said to him, "Get behind Me, Satan! For it is
written, 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'
- Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple,
and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here.
- For it is written: 'He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep
- "and, 'In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot
against a stone.' "
- And Jesus answered and said to him, "It has been said, 'You shall not
tempt the LORD your God.' "
- Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until
an opportune time.
- Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him
went out through all the surrounding region.
- And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
- So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom
was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.
- And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened
the book, He found the place where it was written:
- "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach
the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim
liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty
those who are oppressed;
- To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD."
- Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down.
And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
- And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your
- So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which
proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, "Is this not Joseph's son?"
- He said to them, "You will surely say this proverb to Me, 'Physician, heal
yourself! Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Your
- Then He said, "Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own
- But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah,
when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great
famine throughout all the land;
- But to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of
Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
- And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none
of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian."
- So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled
- And rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow
of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over
- Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.
- Then He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them
on the Sabbaths.
- And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.
- Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon.
And he cried out with a loud voice,
- Saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did
You come to destroy us? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!"
- But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!" And when
the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt
- Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, "What a word
this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and
they come out."
- And the report about Him went out into every place in the surrounding
- Now He arose from the synagogue and entered Simon's house. But Simon's
wife's mother was sick with a high fever, and they made request of Him
- So He stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. And
immediately she arose and served them.
- When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with
various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of
them and healed them.
- And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, "You are the
Christ, the Son of God!" And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak,
for they knew that He was the Christ.
- Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the
crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them;
- But He said to them, "I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities
also, because for this purpose I have been sent."
- And He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.
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