1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God
2 As it is written in the prophets
ℵB ⟨Esaias the prophet⟩, Behold, I send
ℵ ⟨will send⟩my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
ℵ* ⟨And John⟩did baptize in the wilderness
ℵB ⟨the Baptist was in the wilderness⟩, and preach
B ⟨preaching⟩the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judæa, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized
ℵ* ⟨they of Jerusalem were all baptized⟩of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
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;
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.
8 I indeed
ℵB omithave baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you
ℵ* omitwith the Holy Ghost.
B omitit came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan
ℵB ⟨in Jordan of John⟩.
10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending
ℵ ⟨descending and remaining⟩upon him:
11 And there came
ℵ* omita voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom
ℵB ⟨thee⟩I am well pleased.
12 And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
13 And he was there
ℵBA omitin the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the
A omitangels ministered unto him.
B ⟨And⟩after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of
15 And saying,
ℵ* omit; ℵ2A ⟨Saying,⟩The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
16 Now as he walked
ℵB ⟨And as he passed along⟩by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother
ℵB ⟨the brother of Simon⟩casting a net
ℵB ⟨nets here and there⟩; A ⟨a net here and there⟩into the sea: for they were fishers.
17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
18 And straightway they forsook their
ℵB ⟨the⟩nets, and followed him.
19 And when he had gone a little
ℵ* omitfarther thence
B omit, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
21 And they went into Capernaum
ℵB ⟨Capharnaum⟩; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught
ℵ ⟨he taught in the synagogue⟩.
22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
ℵB ⟨And straightway⟩there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24 Saying, Let us alone;
ℵ*B omitwhat have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I
ℵ ⟨we⟩know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying,
ℵ*A* omitHold thy peace, and come out of him.
26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves
ℵ omit, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits
ℵB ⟨What is this? A new doctrine with authority! He commandeth even the unclean spirits⟩, and they do obey him.
28 And immediately
ℵ* omithis fame spread abroad
ℵ2B ⟨abroad every where⟩throughout all the region round about Galilee
29 And forthwith, when they were
B ⟨he was⟩come out of the synagogue, they
B ⟨he⟩entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately
ℵB omitthe fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases
ℵ* omit, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him
ℵ2B ⟨that he was Christ⟩.
35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed
B omitinto a solitary place, and there prayed.
36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
37 And when they had
ℵB ⟨they⟩found him, they said
ℵB ⟨and say⟩unto him, All men seek for thee.
38 And he said unto them, Let us go into
ℵB ⟨elsewhere into⟩the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
39 And he preached
ℵ* ⟨came to preach⟩; ℵ2B ⟨came preaching⟩in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and
B omit; ℵ ⟨and kneeling down, and⟩saying unto him, If thou wilt
B ⟨Lord, if thou wilt⟩, thou canst make me clean.
41 And Jesus
ℵB ⟨he⟩, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him
ℵ omit, I will; be thou clean.
42 And as soon as he had spoken,
ℵB omitimmediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
44 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any
ℵA ⟨to no⟩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.
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.