Sawyer(i) 1 (1:1) THE beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, 2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet; Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way. 3 A voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord! Make his paths straight. 4 (1:2) John baptized in the wilderness, preaching the baptism of a change of mind for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And all the country of Judea and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 (1:3) And John was clothed with camel's hairs and a leather girdle about his loins, and he eat locusts and wild honey, 7 and preached, saying, After me comes one mightier than I, the strings of whose shoes I am not fit to stoop down and untie; 8 I have baptized you with water, but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit. 9 (1:4) In those days came Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized in the Jordan by John; 10 and going up immediately out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit descend like a dove upon him; 11 and there was a voice from heaven, You are my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. 12 And the Spirit immediately drove him into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the beasts; and the angels waited on him. 14 (1:5) And after John was delivered up Jesus came into Galilee preaching the good news of God, 15 saying, The time is completed, and the kingdom of God is at hand; change your minds and believe in the good news. 16 And passing along by the lake of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew, Simon's brother, casting [a net] into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, Come after me, and I will make you fishermen of men. 18 And immediately leaving their nets they followed him. 19 And proceeding a little further on he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; and they were in the ship mending the nets; 20 and he immediately called them. And leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired men, they went away after him. 21 (1:6) And they entered into Capernaum, and immediately on the sabbath he taught in the synagogues. 22 And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 (1:7) And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an impure spirit, and he cried out, 24 saying, What have you to do with us, Jesus Nazarene? have you come to destroy us? We know you who you are, the holy [Son] of God! 25 And Jesus rebuked him saying, Be still, and come out of him. 26 And the impure spirit affecting him with convulsions, and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 And all were astonished, so that they inquired among themselves, saying, What is this? a new teaching with authority, and does he command the impure spirits and they obey him? 28 And his fame went out immediately into all the country about Galilee. 29 (1:8) And going immediately out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John; 30 and Simon's mother-in-law was lying with a fever; and immediately they told him of her. 31 And coming, he took her by the hand, and raised her up, and the fever immediately left her, and she waited on them. 32 (1:9) And at evening when the sun went down they brought to him all that were sick, and the demoniacs; 33 and the whole city was assembled at the door. 34 And he healed many that were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons, and suffered not the demons to say that they knew him. 35 (1:10) And in the morning while it was quite dark he arose and went out, and departed to a solitary place, and there prayed. 36 And Simon and those with him followed him, 37 and said to him, All men seek you. 38 And he said to them, Let us go elsewhere to the adjoining villages to preach there; because for this purpose have I come. 39 And he preached in their synagogues in all Galilee, and cast out demons. 40 (1:11) And a leper came to him beseeching him, saying to him, If you will, you can cleanse me. 41 And having compassion on him, he stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, I will; be cleansed. 42 And the leprosy immediately left him, and he was cleansed. 43 And giving him a strict charge, he immediately sent him away, 44 and said to him, See that you say nothing to any one, but go and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. 45 And going out he spread and published abroad the report, to such an extent that he [Jesus] could no longer go openly into a city, but was without in solitary places; and they came to him from every quarter.