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John the Messenger - [Spring AD 26]
MARK 1
1 The beginning of good message about Jesus Christ, God's Son, 2As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you
Malachi 3:1  [The text quoted]
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he will come, saith the LORD of hosts.
MATTHEW 3
1In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2And saying, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
LUKE 3
1Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, 2Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
JOHN 1
6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

John the Witness
JOHN 1
7The same (John) came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men might believe through him. 8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9That was the true Light, who lights every man who comes into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world did not know him. 11He came to his own, and his own did not receive him. 12But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God, even to those who believe in his name: 13Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

15John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He who comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16And of his fulness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness.
MATTHEW 3
3For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the  LORD*, make his paths straight.
MARK 1
2As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you. 3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the LORD*, make his paths straight.
LUKE 3
4As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD*, make his paths straight.
John 1 [Similar topic]
23 John the baptiser said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make the way of the LORD* straight, as the prophet Isaiah said
Isaiah 40:3  [The text quoted]
3The voice of him who cries in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4Every valley will be exalted, and every mountain and hill will be made low: and the crooked will be made straight, and the rough places plain: 5And the glory of the LORD* will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together: for the mouth of the LORD* has spoken it.
* ["LORD" Hebrew: YHWH ]
LUKE 3
5 Every valley will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be brought low; and the crooked will be made straight, and the rough ways will be made smooth; 6And all flesh will see the salvation of God.
MATTHEW 3
4And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5Then Jerusalem, and all Judea and all the region round about Jordan went out to him, 6And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
MARK 1
4John baptized in the wilderness, and preached the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5And all the land of Judea, and they of Jerusalem went out to him, and were all baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey;

Pharisees and Sadducees come to John
MATTHEW 3
7But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bring forth therefore fruits fit for repentance: 9And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father: for I say to you, that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. 10And now also the axe is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire
LUKE 3
7Then he said to the multitude that came out to be baptized by him, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father: for I say to you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 9And now also the axe is laid at the root of the trees: therefore every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
LUKE 3
10And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? 11He answered and said to them, He who has two coats, let him impart to him who has none; and he who has meat, let him do likewise. 12Then publicans came also to be baptized, and they said to him, Master, what shall we do? 13And he said to them, Exact no more than that which is appointed to you. 14And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

Was John the Christ?
LUKE 3
15And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts about John, whether he was the Christ, or not; 16a John answered, saying to them all,
MATTHEW 3
11a I indeed baptize you in* water to repentance: *[Greek en]
LUKE 3
16b I indeed baptize you [in] water,
MATTHEW 3
11b but he who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he will baptize you in* the Holy Spirit, and fire: *[Greek en]
MARK 1
7And (John) preached, saying, One mightier than I is coming after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8I indeed have baptized you in* water: but he will baptize you in* the Holy Spirit. *[Greek en]
LUKE 3
16c but one mightier than I is coming, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he will baptize you in* the Holy Spirit *[Greek en]
MATTHEW 3
11c and fire: 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
LUKE 3
16d and fire: 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.
LUKE 3
18And he preached many other things in his exhortation to the people.

THE LORD'S IMMERSION - HIS ANOINTING - [Autumn AD 26]

The Lord Jesus goes to Bethabara  in Judaea beyond Jordan to be immersed by John  [Probably in October after attending The Feast of Tents]
MATTHEW 3
13a. Then [Greek: tote] Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan
MARK 1
9a And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee,
LUKE 3
21a Now when all the people were baptized,
MATTHEW 3
13b to John, to be baptized of him. 14But John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized of you, and you come to me? 15And Jesus answering said to him, Allow it now: for it is appropriate for us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he allowed him.
MATTHEW 3
16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up immediately out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and  alighting on him: 17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
MARK 1
9b. and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending on him: 11And there came a voice from heaven, saying , You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
LUKE 3
21b. it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22And the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove on him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased.
John 1 [Similar topic]
32And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode on him. 33And I did not know him: but he who sent me to baptize in* water, the same said to me, On whom you will see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizes in* the Holy Spirit. 34And I saw, and bore record that this is the Son of God.
*[Greek en]
Matthew 17:5 [Similar topic]
5While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; you hear him.
JESUS TO DAVID
The Lord's Physical Genealogy though his grandfather, Heli,.
(The words: "the son" were inserted by the AV translators. They are misleadining, therefore they are ommited throughout this passage)

The Lord's Legal Genealogy through his step-father Joseph.
SEQUENCE INVERTED

LUKE 3
23 [Autumn AD26] Also Jesus himself was just turning* thirty years of age, being (**even though he was supposed to be the son of Joseph) **was of Heli, 24who was of Matthat, who was of Levi, who was of Melchi, who was of Janna, who was of Joseph, 25who was of Mattathias, who was of Amos, who was of Naum, who was of Esli, who was of Nagge, 26who was of Maath, who was of Mattathias, who was of Semei, who was of Joseph, who was of Juda, 27who was of Joanna, who was of Rhesa, who was of Zorobabel, who was of Salathiel, who was of Neri, 28who was of Melchi, who was of Addi, who was of Cosam, who was of Elmodam, who was of Er, 29who was of Jose, who was of Eliezer, who was of Jorim, who was of Matthat, who was of Levi, 30who was of Simeon, who was of Juda, who was of Joseph, who was of Jonan, who was of Eliakim, 31who was of Melea, who was of Menan, who was of Mattatha, who was of Nathan, who was of David,

[*Greek 'wsei and arcomenoV (from arcomai) Six months earlier Jesus' second cousin, John, had also turned thirty
**Greek wV - adverb of comparison - comparing what he was thought to be with what he really was. The comparison is: Jesus having no physical father Mary's father Heli was Jesus' nearest male ancestor.]

Matthew 1:16-6
16...Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 15...Matthan was the father of Jacob ...Eleazar was the father of Matthan...Eliud was the father of Eleazar.... 14...Achim was the father of Eliud...Sadoc was the father of Achim...Azor was the father of Sadoc... 13...Eliakim was the father of Azor ...Abiud was the father of Eliakim ...Zorobabel was the father of Abiud... 12...Salathiel was the father of Zorobabel ...Jechonias was the father of Salathiel after they were brought to Babylon
... 11... Josias was the father of Jechonias and his brothers, about the time they were carried away to Babylon... 10...Amon was the father of Josias ...Manasses was the father of Amon ...Ezekias was the father of Manasses... 9...Achaz was the father of Ezekias ... Joatham was the father of Achaz  ...Ozias was the father of Joatham... 8...Joram was the father of Ozias ...Josaphat was the father of Joram ...Asa was the father of Josaphat...7...Abia was the father of Asa...Roboam was the father of Abia ...Solomon was the father of Roboam... 6b...David the king was the father of Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias.
DAVID TO ABRAHAM
From here the geneologies converge.
LUKE 3
32  of Jesse,
     of Obed,
     of Booz,
     of Salmon,
     of Naasson,
33  
of Aminadab,
     of Aram,
     of Esrom,
     of Phares,
     of Juda,
34a of Jacob,
     of Isaac,
     of Abraham,
Matthew 1:6-2
6a...Jesse was the father of David the king...
5  ...Obed was the father of Jesse
   
...Booz was the father of Obed of Ruth
   ...Salmon was the father of Booz of Rachab...
4  
...Naasson was the father of Salmon
   
...Aminadab was the father of Naasson
   
...Aram was the father of Aminadab...
3  ...Esrom was the father of Aram
 
 ...Phares was the father of Esrom
   ...Judas was the father of Phares and Zara of Thamar...
2  ...Jacob was the father of Judas and his brothers

   ...Isaac was the father of Jacob
   ...Abraham was the father of Isaac...
ABRAHAM TO GOD
LUKE 3
34b of Thara, of Nachor, 35of Saruch, of Ragau, of Phalec, of Heber, of Sala, 36of Cainan, of Arphaxad, of Sem, of Noah, of Lamech, 37of Mathusala, of Enoch, of Jared, of Maleleel, of Cainan, 38of Enos, of Seth, of Adam, of God.

The Temptation in the wilderness of Jordan
MATTHEW 4
1 Then [Greek: tote] Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights*, afterward he was hungry.
MARK 1
12And immediately the Spirit drove him into the wilderness. 13a And he was there in the wilderness forty days*, tempted by Satan; and was with the wild beasts;
LUKE 4
1And Jesus being full of the Holy Spirit returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2Being tempted forty days* of the devil. And in those days he ate nothing: and when they were ended, afterward he was hungry.
* ["forty days" cp. Exodus 34:28]
MATTHEW 4
3And when the tempter came to him, he said, If you are the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God
LUKE 4
3And the devil said to him, If you are the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. 4And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
MATTHEW 4
5Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6And said to him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He will give his angels charge concerning you: and they will bear you up in their hands, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone. 7Jesus said to him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the LORD [Deut.6:16] your God.
LUKE 4
9And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down from here: 10For it is written, He will give his angels charge over you, to keep you: 11And in their hands they will bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone. 12And Jesus answering said to him, It is said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God..
MATTHEW 4
8Again, the devil took him up into a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9And said to him, I will give you all these things , if you will fall down and worship me. 10Then Jesus said to him, Get out of here, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the LORD [Deut.6:13] your God, and him only shall you serve.
LUKE 4
5And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6And the devil said to him, All this power I will give you, and the glory of them: for that is delivered to me; and to whom ever I will I give it. 7Therefore if you will worship me, all will be yours. 8And Jesus answered and said to him, Get behind me, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.
MATTHEW 4
11a Then [Greek: tote] the devil left him,
LUKE 4
13And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
MATTHEW 4
11b and, behold, angels came and served him.
MARK 1
13b and the angels served him.

BETHABARA EAST OF JORDAN

John the Witness [Bethabara beyond Jordan]
JOHN 1
19And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you? 20And he confessed, and did not deny; but confessed, I am not the Christ. 21And they asked him, Who then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you that prophet? And he answered, No. 22Then they said to him, Who are you? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say of yourself?
JOHN 1
23He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make the way of the LORD* straight, as the prophet Isaiah said.
MATTHEW 3 [Similar topic]
3For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the  LORD*, make his paths straight.
MARK 1 [Similar topic]
2As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you. 3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the LORD*, make his paths straight.
LUKE 3 [Similar topic]
4As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD*, make his paths straight.
Isaiah 40:3  [The text quoted]
3The voice of him who cries in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4Every valley will be exalted, and every mountain and hill will be made low: and the crooked will be made straight, and the rough places plain: 5And the glory of the LORD* will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together: for the mouth of the LORD* has spoken it.  * ["LORD" Hebrew: YHWH ]
JOHN 1
24And those who were sent were of the Pharisees. 25And they asked him, and said to him, Why do you baptize then, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, neither that prophet? 26John answered them, saying, I baptize in* water: but there stands one among you, whom you do not know; 27He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. 28These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. *[Greek en]

JOHN 1
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. 30This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man who is preferred before me: for he was before me. 31And I did not know him, but therefore I have come baptizing  in* water so that he would be made manifest to Israel,. *[Greek en]

JOHN 1
32And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode on him. 33And I did not know him: but he who sent me to baptize in* water, the same said to me, On whom you will see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizes in* the Holy Spirit. 34And I saw, and bore record that this is the Son of God. *[Greek en]
Matthew 3 [Similar topic]
16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up immediately out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and  alighting on him: 17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.*
Mark 1 [Similar topic]
9b. and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending on him: 11And there came a voice from heaven, saying , You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.*
Luke 3 [Similar topic]
21b. that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22And the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove on him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased.*

Two of John's disciples meet Jesus
JOHN 1
35Again the next day after, John and two of his disciples stood; 36And looking at Jesus as he walked, he said, Behold the Lamb of God!

37And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, What do you seek? They said to him, Rabbi, (which being translated is Master,) where do you dwell? 39He said to them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelled, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. 40One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, We have found the Messiah, which translated is, the Christ. 42And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, You are Simon the son of Jona: you will be called Cephas, which when translated is, A stone.

JOHN 1
43 The day following Jesus would go on to Galilee, and he found Philip, and said to him, Follow me. 44Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46And Nathanael said to him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come and see. 47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48Nathanael said to him, When did you know me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you. 49Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel. 50Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? you will see greater things than these. 51And he said to him, Verily, verily, I say to you, Hereafter you will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man.*

* [cp. Genesis 28:12,15, Daniel 7:13-14.]

GALILEE

The Lord Jesus returns from Bethabara to Galilee
LUKE 4
14a And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:

THE LORD'S FIRST MIRACLE
JOHN 2 [From Jordon to Cana in Galilee]
1And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2And both Jesus and his disciples were called, to the marriage. 3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, They have no wine. 4Jesus said to her, Woman, what have I to do with you? my hour has not yet come. 5His mother said to the servants, What ever he says to you, do it. 6And six stone water pots were set there, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing about 30 gallons each. 7Jesus said to them, Fill the water pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he said to them, Draw out now, and cary to the governor of the feast. And they carried it. 9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that had been made wine, and did not know where it was from: (but the servants who drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10And said to him, Every man at the beginning sets forth good wine; and when men have drunk well, then that which is worse: but you have kept the good wine until now. 11 Jesus did  this beginning of miracles in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

The Synagogue at Nazareth
cp.Matt.13.54-58 & Mark 6.1-6
LUKE 4
14b and a fame of him went out through all the region round about. 15And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. 16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17And the book of the prophet Isaiah was delivered to him. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are bruised, 19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all those who were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21And he began to say to them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. 22And all bore him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son? 23And he said to them, You will surely say to me this proverb, Physician, heal yourself: whatever we have heard done in Capernaum,* do also here in your country*. 24And he said, Verily I say to you, No prophet is accepted in his own country*. 25But I tell you a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; 26But to none of them was Elijah sent, except to Sarepta, a city of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian. 28And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with anger, 29And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, so that they might cast him down headlong. 30But he passing through the midst of them went his way, [*Even though the towns of Nazareth and Capernaum were both in the province of Galilee, the word country is here used only of the conurbation of Nazareth]

JUDEA

The First Cleansing of the Temple / The First Passover  [To Capernaum then to Jerusalem]
 See also Matt.21.12-13 and Mark 11 15-17 Luke 19.45-46 cp Mal.3.1-3
JOHN 2
12After this* he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brothers, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days. 13And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, 14And found sitting in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money: 15And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; 16And said to those who sold doves, Take these things from here; do not make my Father's house a house of merchandise. 17And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of your house has eaten me up. 18Then the Jews answered and said to him, What sign do you show to us, seeing that you do these things? 19Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20Then the Jews said, Forty six years this temple has been in building, and will you rear it up in three days? 21But he spoke of the temple of his body. 22 Therefore when he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this to them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. [i.e. after the marriage feast in Cana]

23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.  24 But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men,  25 And did not need that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Nicodemus.
JOHN 3
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2The same came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that you do, unless God is with him. 3Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say to you, Except a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus said to him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say to you, Except a man is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again. 8The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one who is born of the Spirit. 9Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be? 10Jesus answered and said to him, Are you a teacher of Israel, and you do not know these things? 11Verily, verily, I say to you, We speak that which we know, and testify to that we have seen; and you do not receive our witness. 12If I have told you earthly things, and you do not believe, how will you believe, if I tell you heavenly things? 13And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he who came down from heaven, even the Son of man who is in heaven. 14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15That who ever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He who believes in him is not condemned: but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20For every one who does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21But he who does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

22 After these things Jesus and his disciples came into the land of Judea; and there he stayed with them, and baptized.  23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.  24 For John was not cast into prison yet.  25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.  2 6And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, the same baptizes, and all men come to him.  2 7John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it is given him from heaven.  28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.  29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.  30 He must increase, but I must decrease.  31 He who comes from above is above all: he who is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he who comes from heaven is above all.  32 And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony.  33 He who has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true.  34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God does not give the Spirit to him by measure.  35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.  36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life: and he who does not believes the Son will not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him.

VIA SAMARIA

Jesus Leaves Judea
JOHN 4
1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, 2(Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples did,) 3He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.

4And he had to go through Samaria.

The Samaritan Woman.
JOHN 4
5 So [Greek: oun] came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. 7There came a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said to her, Give me a drink. 8(For his disciples were gone away to the city to buy food.) 9Then the woman of Samaria said to him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, who is a Samaritan woman? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who said to you, Give me a drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water. 11The woman said to him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from where then have you that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13Jesus answered and said to her, Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again: 14But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst; but the water that I will give him will be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 15The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water, so that I do not thirst, neither come here to draw. 16Jesus said to her, Go, call your husband, and come here. 17The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, You have well said, I have no husband: 18For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that you spoke truly. 19The woman said to him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour is coming, when you will worship the Father neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem. 22You worship what you do not know: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. 24God is a Spirit: and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. 25The woman said to him, I know that Messiah comes, (who is called Christ): when he is come, he will tell us all things. 26Jesus said to her, I who speak to you am he.

27And upon this his disciples came, and marveled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What do you seek? or, Why do you talk with her? 28The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men, 29Come, see a man, who told me all things that I ever did: is not this the Christ? 30Then they went out of the city, and came to him. 31 In the mean while his disciples asked him, saying, Master, eat. 32But he said to them, I have food to eat that you do not know of. 33Therefore the disciples said to one another, Has any man brought him anything to eat? 34Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to finish his work. 35Do not say, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to life eternal: that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37And here is that saying true, One sows, and another reaps. 38I sent you to reap that on which you bestowed no labor: other men labored, and you are entered into their labors. 39And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in him for the saying of the woman, who testified, He told me all that I ever did. 40So when the Samaritans had come to him, they besought him that he would stay with them: and he abode there two days. 41And many more believed because of his own word; 42And said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of your saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and we know that this indeed is the Christ, the saviour of the world.  43a Now after two days he departed from there,

JOHN THE IMMERSER IMPRISONED
LUKE 3
19a But Herod the tetrarch, ... 20Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
LUKE 3
19b (Herod) being reproved by him {John} for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
MATTHEW 14 [Similar topic]
3For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. 4For John said to him, It is not lawful for you to have her.
MARK 6 [Similar topic]
17For Herod himself had sent out and laid hold on John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. 18For John had said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife. 19Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: 20For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and he observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

GALILEE

The Lord Jesus arrives in Galilee
MATTHEW 4
12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed{R.V.withdrew} into Galilee;
MARK 1
14 Now after John had been put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

Nobleman's Son.
The second time the Lord performed a miracle in Galilee.
JOHN 4
43b and went into Galilee.  44For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45Then when he had come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went to the feast. 46Then [oun] Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. 48Then Jesus said to him, Except you see signs and wonders, you will not believe. 49The nobleman said to him, Sir, come down before my child dies. 50Jesus said to him, Go your way; your son lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken to him, and he went his way. 51And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, your son lives. 52Then he enquired of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said to him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. 53So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in which Jesus said to him, your son lives: and he and his whole house believed. 54Jesus did this second miracle*, again coming out of Judea into Galilee. [c.p. John 2:11, 4:45 & 48  *i.e. in Cana v.46. The first was on returning from his immersion in Jordan. John 2:1-11]

Made His Home in Capernaum.
MATTHEW 4
13 And abandoning* Nazareth, he came and dwelled in Capernaum, which is on the sea coast, in the borders of Zebulon and Nephtali:  14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,  15 The land of Zebulon, and the land of Nephtali, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;  16 The people who sat in darkness saw a great light; and to them who sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up (Isaiah 9.1-2).   [*kataleipw  to leave or forsake.]

Jesus Preached the Kingdom of Heaven Was at Hand
MATTHEW 4
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
MARK 1
15And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.

Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John are Called
MATTHEW 4
18And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishermen. 19And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20And they immediately left their nets, and followed him. 21And going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. 22And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
MARK 1
16Now 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. 17And Jesus said to them, Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. 18And immediately they forsook their nets, and followed him. 19And when he had gone a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John, who also were in the ship mending their nets. 20And immediately he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
LUKE 5 [Similar topic]
1And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed on him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and asked him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. 4Now when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5And Simon answering said to him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at your word I will let down the net. 6And when they had done this they inclosed a great multitude of fish: and their net broke. 7And they beckoned to their partners, who 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. 8When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. 9For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 10And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from now on you will catch men. 11And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

Teaches in the Capernaum Synagogue.
MARK 1
21And they went into Capernaum; and immediately on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. 22And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.

23And there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? are you come to destroy us? I know you who you are, the Holy One of God. 25And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold your peace, and come out of him. 26And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. 27And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him. 28And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.

LUKE 4
31And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.32And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

33And there was a man in the synagogue who had a spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice,34Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? are you come to destroy us? I know you who you are; the Holy One of God. 35And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold your peace, and come out of him. And when the demon had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and did not hurt him. 36And they were all amazed, and spoke among themselves, saying, What word is this! for with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out. 37And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.

Peter's Mother-in-Law Healed
MATTHEW 8
14And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. 15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered to them.
MARK 1
29And immediately, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and after a while they told him of her. 31And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered to them.
LUKE 4
38And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. 39And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered to them.

At Even Ere the Sun Was Set
MATTHEW 8
16When the evening was come, they brought many to him who were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
MARK 1
32 Moreover evening approached, the sun declined*, they brought all who were diseased, and those who were possessed with demons to him. 33And all the city was gathered together at the door. 34And he healed many who were sick of different diseases, and cast out many demons; and did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew him.
[*oyiaV de genomenhV ote edu o hlioV]
LUKE 4
40Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any sick with different diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. 41And demons also came out of many, crying out, and saying, You are Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them did not allow them to speak: for they knew that he was the Christ.
MATTHEW 8
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
MARK 1
35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and prayed there . 36And Simon and those who were with him followed after him. 37And when they had found him, they said to him, All men seek for you.
LUKE 4
42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came to him, and delayed him, that he should not depart from them.

Jesus Tours Galilee
MATTHEW 4
23And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought to him all sick people who were taken with different diseases and torments, and those who were possessed with devils, and those who were lunatic , and those who had the palsy; and he healed them. 25And great multitudes of people followed him from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and beyond the Jordan,
MARK 1
38And he said to them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: because I came out for this. 39And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out demons.
LUKE 4
43And he said to them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore I am sent. 44And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

The Large Catch of Fishes.
Compare with a similar incident in John 21.3-6.
LUKE 5
1And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed on him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and asked him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. 4Now when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5And Simon answering said to him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at your word I will let down the net. 6And when they had done this they inclosed a great multitude of fish: and their net broke. 7And they beckoned to their partners, who 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. 8When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. 9For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 10And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from now on you will catch men. 11And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
MATTHEW 4 [Similar topic]
18And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishermen. 19And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20And they immediately left their nets, and followed him. 21And going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. 22And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
MARK 1 [Similar topic]
16Now 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. 17And Jesus said to them, Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. 18And immediately they forsook their nets, and followed him. 19And when he had gone a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John, who also were in the ship mending their nets. 20And immediately he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

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