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JESUS WINS DEVOTED FRIENDS                227
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after he had fasted forty days and forty nights he was hungry. Then the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread." But Jesus answered, "It is written,
'"Man is not to live on bread alone,
But on every word that comes from God.'"
Then the devil took him to the holy city and, setting him on the highest point of the Temple, said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,
" 'He will give his angels charge of you, And on their hands they will bear you up, Lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"
Jesus said to him, "It is also written,
" 'You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'"
Once more the devil took him to a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, and he said to him, "All these things I will give you if you will fall down and wor­ship me." Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan ! for it is writ­ten,
" 'You shall worship the Lord your God, And him only shall you serve.' "
JESUS WINS DEVOTED FRDZNDS
Herod seized John the Baptist and bound him, and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, for John said to him, "It is not right for you to have her." And although Herod wanted to put him to death, he was afraid of the people, for they believed John to be a prophet.
Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching God's good news: "The time has come; repent of your sins and believe in the good news, for the kingdom of God is at hand."
Leaving Nazareth, Jesus went to live in Capernaum, which is
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