1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
1:2 As it is written in the Prophets: "Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You."

1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
1:3 "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight.'"

1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

1:5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
1:5 Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.

1:6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
1:6 Now John was clothed with camel's hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.

1:7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
1:7 And he preached, saying, "There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.

1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
1:8 "I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
1:9 It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
1:10 And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove.

1:11 And there came a voice from heaven, [saying], Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
1:11 Then a voice came from heaven, "You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

1:12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
1:12 Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness.

1:13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
1:13 And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.

1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
1:14 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
1:15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."

1:16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
1:16 And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.

1:17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
1:17 Then Jesus said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men."

1:18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
1:18 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

1:19 And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
1:19 When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets.

1:20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
1:20 And immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after Him.

1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
1:21 Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught.

1:22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
1:22 And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
1:23 Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out,

1:24 Saying, Let [us] alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
1:24 saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!"

1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
1:25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!"

1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
1:26 And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him.

1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine [is] this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
1:27 Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him."

1:28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
1:28 And immediately His fame spread throughout all the region around Galilee.

1:29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
1:29 Now as soon as they had come out of the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick with a fever, and they told Him about her at once.

1:31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
1:31 So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them.

1:32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
1:32 At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those who were demon-possessed.

1:33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
1:33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door.

1:34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
1:34 Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.

1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
1:35 Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

1:36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
1:36 And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him.

1:37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All [men] seek for thee.
1:37 When they found Him, they said to Him, "Everyone is looking for You."

1:38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
1:38 But He said to them, "Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth."

1:39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
1:39 And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons.

1:40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
1:40 Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, "If You are willing, You can make me clean."

1:41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth [his] hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
1:41 Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed."

1:42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
1:42 As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.

1:43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
1:43 And He strictly warned him and sent him away at once,

1:44 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
1:44 and said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing those things which Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."

1:45 But he went out, and began to publish [it] much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.
1:45 However, he went out and began to proclaim it freely, and to spread the matter, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter the city, but was outside in deserted places; and they came to Him from every direction.