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great famine was throughout all the land; 66 but unto none of them was Elias sent, save “ unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman " that was a widow. And many lepers were in “ Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and “ none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman

the Syrian.”

And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of a hill whereon their city was built; that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them went his way'.

And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is Capernaum. upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles ;' the people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up


See 2 Kings, v. called there Elisha,
Escaped miraculously, making himself invisible.

Upper Galilee, bordering on the Gentiles, or the sea of Galilee.

26. The Call of Simon and Andrew, and likewise

of James and John; with the Miracle which preceded it.

And it came to pass, that, as the

Place. people pressed upon him to hear the

Sea of word of God, he stood by the lake of Galilee. Gennesaret, and saw two ships standing by the lake, but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, “ Launch out into the deep, and let “ down your nets for a draught.” and Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes; and their net brake." And they beckoned unto their partners which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord, For le was astonished, and all that were with him, at the drauglit of tic fishes which tliey had taken: and so was also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon.

· Was in the act of breaking.


And Jesus said unto them, “ Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of

men. And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him. And when he had

gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.

And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

27. Jesus in the Synagogue at Capernaum heals a


And they went into Capernaum;

Place. and straightway on the sabbath day Capernaum he entered into the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and pot as the scribes.

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 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. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Hold thy peace, and come out of “ him.” And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. 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. And

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immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.


28. Peter's wife's mother, and many others are

healed. Jesus, attended by some of his disciples, teaches and works miracles throughout Galilee.

And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. And all the city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. And in the morning, rising up a


Desert of great while before day, he went out,

Galilee. and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. And when they had found him, they said unto him, AH men seek for thee. And he said unto them, “ Let us go into the next towns, that I may

preach there also: for therefore came I 66 forth.” And Jesus went about all Galilee, Place.

Galilee. teaching in their synagogues, and

Began to wait on them.

preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout ail Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan.

29. Jesus heals a leper.

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And it came to pass, when he was

Place. in a certain city, behold a man full

City of

Galilee, of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on

probably his face, and besought him, saying, Capernaum. Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith 'unto him, “ I will; be thou clean." And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away; and saith unto him, “ See thou say nothiing to any man: man: but

go thy way, shew thy“ self to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing “ those things which Moses commanded, for a “ testimony unto them." But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could




Say not I have healed thee, till the Priest, according to the law, hath pronounced thee clean. See Levit. xiv. 2.

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