January 26, 2014, Gospel

Matthew    4: 12-23

4:12 And when Jesus had heard that John had been handed over, he withdrew into Galilee

 4:13 And leaving behind the city of Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, near the sea, at the borders of Zebulun and of Naphtali,

4:14 in order to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

4:15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way of the sea across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:

4:16 A people who were sitting in darkness have seen a great light. And unto those sitting in the region of the shadow of death, a light has risen.”

4:17 From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say: “Repent. For the kingdom of heaven has drawn near.”

4:18 And Jesus, walking near the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishermen).

4:19 And he said to them: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

4:20 And at once, leaving behind their nets, they followed him.

4:21 And continuing on from there, he saw another two brothers, James of Zebedee, and his brother John, in a ship with their father Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them.

4:22 And immediately, leaving their nets and their father behind, they followed him.

4:23 And Jesus traveled throughout all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every infirmity among the people.


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