CLV(i) 1 The beginning of the evangel of Jesus Christ, Son of God, 2 according as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, (Lo! I am dispatching My messenger before Thy face, who shall be constructing Thy road in front of Thee.):" 3 The voice of one imploring: 'In the wilderness make ready the road of the Lord! Straight...be making the highways'of Him!" 4 John the baptist came to be in the wilderness and is heralding a baptism of repentance for the pardon of sins. 5 And out to him went the entire province of Judea, and all the Jerusalemites, and they were baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins." 6 And John was dressed in camel's hair, and had a leather girdle about his loins, and was eating locusts and wild honey." 7 And he heralds, saying, "Coming, after me, is One stronger than I, the thong of Whose sandals I am not competent to stoop and loose." 8 I, indeed, baptize you in water, yet He shall be baptizing you in holy spirit." 9 And it occurred in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and is baptized in the Jordan by John." 10 And straightway, stepping up out of the water, He perceived the heavens rent, and the spirit, as a dove, descending and remaining on Him." 11 And a voice came out of the heavens, "Thou art My Son, the Beloved; in Thee I delight." 12 And straightway the spirit is ejecting Him into the wilderness. 13 And He was in the wilderness forty days, undergoing trial by Satan, and was with the wild beasts. And messengers waited on Him." 14 Now, after the giving up of John, Jesus came into Galilee, heralding the evangel of the kingdom of God, 15 saying that "Fulfilled is the era, and near is the kingdom of God! Repent, and believe in the evangel!" 16 And passing by, beside the sea of Galilee, He perceived Simon, and Andrew, the brother of Simon, purse netting with a purse net in the sea, for they were fishers." 17 And Jesus said to them, "Hither! After Me, and I will make you become fishers of men!" 18 And immediately, leaving their nets, they follow Him." 19 And advancing slightly, He perceived James of Zebedee and John, his brother, who also are in the ship, adjusting the nets." 20 And straightway He calls them. And, leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with the hirelings, they came away after Him." 21 And they are entering Capernaum. And immediately, on the sabbaths, entering the synagogue, He taught." 22 And they were astonished at His teaching, for He was teaching them as One having authority, and not as the scribes." 23 And straightway there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit, and he cries out, saying, 24 Ha! what is it to us and to you, Jesus the Nazarean! Did you come to destroy us? We are aware of you, who you are - the holy One of God!" 25 And Jesus rebukes him, saying, "Be still, and be coming out of him!" 26 And, convulsing him, the unclean spirit, shouting with a loud voice, came out of him." 27 And all were awed, so as to be discussing with themselves, saying, "What is this? Some new teaching is this, for with authority the unclean spirits also is He enjoining, and they are obeying Him!" 28 And straightway, the tidings of Him came out everywhere into the whole country about Galilee." 29 And straightway, coming out of the synagogue, they came into the home of Simon and Andrew, with James and John." 30 Now the mother-in-law of Simon was laid down with a fever. And straightway they are telling Him about her. 31 And approaching, He rouses her, holding her hand. And the fever leaves her immediately, and she waited on them." 32 Now evening coming on, when the sun sets, they brought to Him all those who have an illness and those who are demoniacs." 33 And the whole city was assembled at the door. 34 And He cures many who have an illness, those with various diseases; and many demons He cast out. And He did not let the demons speak, for they were aware that He is the Christ." 35 And in the morning, rising very early, still in the night, He came out and came away into a desolate place, and there He prayed." 36 And Simon and those with him trail Him. 37 And they found Him, and are saying to Him that "All are seeking Thee." 38 And He is saying to them, "We may be going elsewhere, into the next towns, that there also I should be heralding; for for this I came out." 39 And He came into their synagogues in the whole of Galilee, heralding and casting out demons." 40 And coming to Him is a leper, entreating Him, and falling on his knees and saying to Him, "Lord, if Thou shouldst be willing, Thou canst cleanse me!" 41 Now Jesus, having compassion, stretching out His hand, touches him, and is saying to him, "I am willing. Be cleansed!" 42 And at His saying this, straightway the leprosy came from him, and he is cleansed." 43 And muttering to him, straightway He cast him out, 44 and is saying to him, "See! you may be saying nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest, and bring for your cleansing what Moses bids, for a testimony to them." 45 Now he, coming out, begins heralding it much, and to blaze abroad the word, so that, by no means can He longer be manifestly entering into a city, but was outside in desolate places. And they came to him from everywhere."