✣ The Temptation of Iēsous ✣
hen Iēsous was led into the wilderness by the spirit to be tested by the Devila. 2 And having fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterwards hungry. 3 And the one testing him having come, he said to him: If you are the son of God, speak in order that these stones become bread. 4 But answering he said: It is writtenb:
And in their hands they will carry you
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
7 Iēsous said to him: Again it is writtenb:
8 Again the Devila takes him to a very high mountain, and shows to him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, 9 and says to him: All these I will give to you if, having fallen down, you will worshipe me. 10 Then Iēsous says to him: Be departingA, Satan, for it is writtenf:
✣ The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry ✣13 And having left Nazara, having come he dwelt in Kapharnaoum by the sea in the environs of Zaboulōn and Nephthalim, 14 in order that what was said through Ēsaias the prophet be fulfilledi sayingj:
Of the nations,
roadk of the sea,
Across the Iordanēs, Galilaia:
16 The peoplel sitting in darkness saw a great light,
And to those sitting in the land and darkness of death a light has arisen for them.
17 From then on Iēsous began preaching and saying: Be repentingm, for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand.
✣ The Calling of Four Fishermen ✣
18 So walking by the sea of Galilaia he saw two brothers, Simōn the one called Petros and Andreas his brother, throwing a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he says to them: Come after me, and I will make you fishers of peoplen. 20 And immediately having left their nets, they followed him. 21 And proceeding on from there they saw another two brothers, Iakōbos the son of Zebedaios and Iōannēs his brother in their boat with Zebedaios their father repairing their nets, and he called them. 22 And immediately having left their nets and father, they followed him.
✣ Ministering to a Great Multitude ✣
23 And he went around in all of Galilaia, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good-news of the kingdom and healing all sicknesso and all weaknessp among the peoplel. 24 And the report of him came into all Suria, and brought to him were all those having it badlyq: those afflicted by various sicknesseso and tormentsr, those demon possessed and those lunatics, and those paralytict, and he healed them. 25 And great multitudes from Galilaia and Decapolisu and Hierosoluma and Ioudaia and from across the Iordanēs followed him.
d Ps.91:11-12, but note the whole passage: “For He shall give His angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” [KJV](↩6)
f Deut. 11:3–4(↩10)
u i.e. “The Ten Cities.” Decapolis is the name given in the Bible and by ancient writers to a region in Palestine lying to the east and south of the Sea of Galilaia. It took its name from the confederation of ten cities that dominated the area.(↩25)
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A “Be departing” אBW vulgate ; “Be departing behind me” DK(↩10)