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The preaching of John the Baptist. Christ is baptized by him. He calls his disciples and works many miracles.

[1] The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. [2] As it is written in Isaias the prophet: Behold I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare the way before thee. [3] A voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. [4] John was in the desert baptizing, and preaching the baptism of penance, unto 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 of Jordan, confessing their sins.

[6] And John was clothed with camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey. [7] And he preached, saying: There cometh after me one mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. [8] I have baptized you with water; but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. [9] And it came to pass, in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. [10] And forthwith coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit as a dove descending, and remaining on him.

[11] And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. [12] And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the desert. [13] And he was in the desert forty days and forty nights, and was tempted by Satan; and he was with beasts, and the angels ministered to him. [14] And after that John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, [15] And saying: The time is accomplished, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.

[16] And passing by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother, casting nets into the sea (for they were fishermen). [17] And Jesus said to them: Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. [18] And immediately leaving their nets, they followed him. [19] And going on from thence a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were mending their nets in the ship: [20] And forthwith he called them. And leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with his hired men, they followed him.

[21] And they entered into Capharnaum, and forthwith upon the sabbath days going into the synagogue, he taught them. [22] And they were astonished at his doctrine. For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes. [23] And 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 of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know who thou art, the Holy One of God. [25] And Jesus threatened him, saying: Speak no more, and go out of the man.

[26] And the unclean spirit tearing him, and crying out with a loud voice, went out of him. [27] And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying: What thing is this? what is this new doctrine? for with power he commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him. [28] And the fame of him was spread forthwith into all the country of Galilee. [29] And immediately going out of the synagogue they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. [30] And Simon's wife's mother lay in a fit of a fever: and forthwith they tell him of her.

[31] And coming to her, he lifted her up, taking her by the hand; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them. [32] And when it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all that were ill and that were possessed with devils. [33] And all the city was gathered together at the door. [34] And he healed many that were troubled with divers diseases; and he cast out many devils, and he suffered them not to speak, because they knew him. [35] And rising very early, going out, he went into a desert place: and there he prayed.

[36] And Simon, and they that were with him, followed after him. [37] And when they had found him, they said to him: All seek for thee. [38] And he saith to them: Let us go into the neighbouring towns and cities, that I may preach there also; for to this purpose am I come. [39] And he was preaching in their synagogues, and in all Galilee, and casting out devils. [40] And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down said to him: If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

[41] And Jesus having compassion on him, stretched forth his hand; and touching him, saith to him: I will. Be thou made clean. [42] And when he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean. [43] And he strictly charged him, and forthwith sent him away. [44] And he saith to him: See thou tell no one; but go, shew thyself to the high priest, and offer for thy cleansing the things that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. [45] But he being gone out, began to publish and to blaze abroad the word: so that he could not openly go into the city, but was without in desert places: and they flocked to him from all sides.

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