Bible: Matt 4:12-23

Preaching in Galilee

4:12 Now when Jesus 1  heard that John had been imprisoned, 2  he went into Galilee. 4:13 While in Galilee, he moved from Nazareth 3  to make his home in Capernaum 4  by the sea, 5  in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, 4:14 so that what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled: 6 

4:15Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,

the way by the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles

4:16 the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light,

and on those who sit in the region and shadow of death a light has dawned.” 7 

4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach this message: 8  “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

The Call of the Disciples

4:18 As 9  he was walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishermen). 10  4:19 He said to them, “Follow me, and I will turn you into fishers of people.” 11  4:20 They 12  left their nets immediately and followed him. 13  4:21 Going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in a boat 14  with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. Then 15  he called them. 4:22 They 16  immediately left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus’ Healing Ministry

4:23 Jesus 17  went throughout all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, 18  preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of disease and sickness among the people.

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