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Matthew 4 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

Christ fasts and is proved. He calls Peter, Andrew, James, and John, and heals all the sick.

Then Jesus was led away by the Spirit into wilderness, to be tried by the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterwards hungered. Then the tempter came to him and said, If you are the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. He answered and said, It is written: Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

Then the devil took him up into the holy city and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down. For it is written: He will give his angels charge over you, and with their hands they will hold you up so that you do not dash your foot against a stone. And Jesus said to him, It is written also: You shall not tempt the Lord your God.

The devil took him up again, and led him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and all the glory of them, and said to him, All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me. 10 Then Jesus said to him, Away, Satan! For it is written: You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve. 

11 Then the devil left him, and behold, the angels came and ministered to him.

12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was taken, he departed into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, he went and dwelt in Capernaum, which is a city upon the sea in the coasts of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 to fulfil that which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, 15 The land of Zebulun and Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: 16 the people who sat in darkness saw great light, and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, light has begun to shine.   

17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!

18 As Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightaway left their nets and followed him.

21 And he went onwards from there and saw two other brethren, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. And he called them. 22 And they without delay left the boat and their father, and followed him.

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom. And he healed all manner of sickness and all kinds of diseases among the people. 24 And his fame spread abroad throughout all Syria. And they brought to him all the sick people who were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those who were possessed with devils, and those who were mentally ill, and those who were paralyzed; and he healed them. 25 And there followed him a great number of people from Galilee and the Ten Cities, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from the regions that lie beyond the Jordan.

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Matthew 4 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    and they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Jesus Begins to Preach

12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
    the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,
    Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people living in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
    a light has dawned.”[f]

17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.

21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus Heals the Sick

23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,[g] Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 4:1 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.
  2. Matthew 4:4 Deut. 8:3
  3. Matthew 4:6 Psalm 91:11,12
  4. Matthew 4:7 Deut. 6:16
  5. Matthew 4:10 Deut. 6:13
  6. Matthew 4:16 Isaiah 9:1,2
  7. Matthew 4:25 That is, the Ten Cities
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