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First Cleansing of the Temple John 2:13-25 Jesus and Nicodemus John 3:1-21 John the Baptist Testifies of Jesus John 3:22-36 The Woman of Samaria at Jacob's Well John 4:1-42 The Nobleman's Son, Jesus' Second Miracle in Cana of Galilee John 4:43-54 Healing at the Pool of Bethesda John 5:1-18 The Completion of Jesus Ministry in Judea John 5:19-47 The Imprisonment of John the Baptist Matt. 14:3-5, Mark 6:17-20, Luke 3:19-20 Jesus Goes to Galilee Matt. 4:12, Mark 1:14-15, Luke 4:14-15 Jesus in Nazareth Luke 4:16-30 Jesus Goes to Capernaum Matt. 4:13-17, Luke 4:31 Jesus Calls the Disciples by the Sea Matt. 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, Luke 5:1-11 Jesus and the Demoniac in the Synagogue Mark 1:21-28, Luke 4:32-37 At Peter's House Matt. 8:14-17, Mark 1:29-34, Luke 4:38-41 Working in Galilee Matt. 4:23-25, Mark 1:35-39, Luke 4:42-44 The First Leper Matt. 8:2-4, Mark 1:40-45, Luke 5:12-16 The Paralytic Healed Matt. 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 5:17-26 Levi Matthew is Called Matt. 9:9, Mark 2:13-14, Luke 5:27-28 The Feast at Matthew's House Matt. 9:10-13, Mark 2:15-17, Luke 5:29-32 John's Disciples Ask a Question About Fasting Matt. 9:14-17, Mark 2:18-22, Luke 5:33-39

First Cleansing of the Temple DA 154 (John 2:13-25)

After this He went down to Capernaum, He, and His mother, and His brethren, and His disciples: and they continued there not many days. And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: and 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; and said unto them that sold doves, "Take these things hence; make not My Father's house an house of merchandise." And His disciples remembered that it was written, "The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up" [Ps. 69:9]. Then answered the Jews and said unto Him, "What sign showest Thou unto us, seeing that Thou doest these things?" Jesus answered and said unto them, "Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise It up." Then said the Jews, "Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt Thou rear it up in three days?" But He spake of the Temple of His body. When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. 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. But Jesus did not commit Himself unto them, because He knew all {men}, and needed not that any should testify of man: for He knew what was in man.
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Jesus and Nicodemus DA 167 (John 3:1-21)

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto Him, "Rabbi, we know that Thou art a Teacher come from God: for no Man can do these miracles that Thou doest, except God be with Him." Jesus answered and said unto him, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus saith unto 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?" Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and {of} the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." Nicodemus answered and said unto Him, "How can these things be?" Jesus answered and said unto him, "Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that We do know, and testify that We have seen; and ye receive not Our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you {of} heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, {even} the Son of man which is in heaven. "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. "He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than Light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the Light, neither cometh to the Light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the Light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."
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John the Baptist Testifies of Jesus DA 178 (John 3:22-36)

After these things came Jesus and His disciples into the land of Judaea; and there He tarried with them, and baptized. And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. For John was not yet cast into prison. Then there arose a question between {some} of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. And they came unto John, and said unto him, "Rabbi, He that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the Same baptizeth, and all {men} come to Him." John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, `I am not the Christ', [John 1:20] but that `I am sent before Him' [John 1:23]. He that hath the bride is the Bridegroom: but the friend of the Bridegroom, which standeth and heareth Him, rejoiceth greatly because of the Bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I {must} decrease. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: He that cometh from heaven is above all. And what He hath seen and heard, that He testifieth; and no man receiveth His testimony. He that hath received His testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure {unto him}. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into His hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
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The Woman of Samaria at Jacob's Well DA 183 (John 4:1-42)

When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, (Though Jesus Himself bapized not, but His disciples,) He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. And He must needs go through Samaria. Then cometh He to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with {His} journey, sat thus on the well: {and} it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, "Give Me to drink." (For His disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto Him, "How is it that Thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans." Jesus answered and said unto her, "If thou knewest the gift of God, and Who it is that saith to thee, `Give Me to drink'; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water." The woman saith unto Him, "Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast Thou that living water? Art Thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?" Jesus answered and said unto her, "Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." The woman saith unto Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw." Jesus saith unto her, "Go, call thy husband, and come hither." The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said unto her, "Thou hast well said, `I have no husband': For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly." The woman saith unto Him, "Sir, I perceive that Thou art a Prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and Ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship." Jesus saith unto her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: We know what We worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God {is} a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship {Him} in spirit and in truth." The woman saith unto Him, "I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when He is come, He will tell us all things." Jesus saith unto her, "I that speak unto thee am {He}." And upon this came His disciples, and marvelled that He talked with the woman: yet no man said, "What seekest Thou?" or, "Why talkest Thou with her?" The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, "Come, see a Man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" Then they went out of the city, and came unto Him. In the mean while His disciples prayed Him, saying, "Master, eat." But He said unto them, "I have meat to eat that ye know not of." Therefore said the disciples one to another, "Hath any man brought Him {ought} to eat?" Jesus saith unto them, "My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work. Say not ye, `There are yet four months, and {then} cometh harvest?' behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, one soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours." And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on Him for the saying of the woman, which testified, "He told me all that ever I did." So when the Samaritans were come unto Him, they besought Him that He would tarry with them: and He abode there two days. And many more believed because of His own word; and said unto the woman, "Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard {Him} ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world."
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The Nobleman's Son, Jesus' Second Miracle in Cana of Galilee DA 196 (John 4:43-54)

Now after two days He departed thence, and went into Galilee. For Jesus himself testified, that a Prophet hath no honour in His own country. Then when He was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received Him, having seen all the things that He did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where He made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto Him, and besought Him that He would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, "Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe." The nobleman saith unto Him, "Sir, come down ere my child die." Jesus saith unto him, "Go thy way; thy son liveth." And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told {him}, saying, "Thy son liveth". Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him." So the father knew that {it was} at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, "Thy son liveth": and himself believed, and his whole house. This {is} again the second miracle {that} Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
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Healing at the Pool of Bethesda DA --- (John 5:1-18)

After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep {market} a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time {in that case}, He saith unto him, "Wilt thou be made whole?" The impotent man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me." Jesus saith unto him, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk." And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, "It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry {thy} bed." He answered them, "He that made me whole, the Same said unto me, `Take up thy bed, and walk.'" Then asked they him, "What Man is that which said unto thee, `Take up thy bed, and walk?'" And he that was healed wist not Who it was: for Jesus had conveyed Himself away, a multitude being in {that} place. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay Him, because He had done these things on the sabbath day. But Jesus answered them, "My Father worketh hitherto, and I work." Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill Him, because He not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.
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The Completion of Jesus Ministry in Judea DA --- (John 5:19-47)

Then answered Jesus and said unto them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth Him all things that Himself doeth: and He will show Him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth {them}; even so the Son quickeneth whom He will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: that all {men} should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent Him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself; and hath given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and My judgment is just; because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me. If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true. There is Another that beareth witness of Me; and I know that the witness which He witnesseth of Me is true. Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. But I have greater witness than {that} of John: for the works which the Father hath given Me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father hath sent Me. And the Father Himself, which hath sent Me, hath borne witness of Me. Ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape. And ye have not His word abiding in you: for Whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not. "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. And ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life. I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that {cometh} from God only? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is {one} that accuseth you, {even} Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed Me: for he wrote of Me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?"
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The Imprisonment of John the Baptist DA 214 (Matt. 14:3-5, Mark 6:17-20, Luke 3:19-20)

Herod the tetrarch had sent forth and laid hold upon John, being reproved by him and for all the evils which Herod had done, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. For John had said unto Herod, "It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife." Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. [and] he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
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Jesus Goes to Galilee DA 231 (Matt. 4:12, Mark 1:14-15, Luke 4:14-15)

Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." And there went out a fame of Him through all the region round about. And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
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Jesus in Nazareth DA 236 (Luke 4:16-30)

And 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 for to read. And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written, "`The Spirit of the Lord {is} upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.'" [Isa. 61:1,2] And He closed the book, and He gave {it} again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him. And He began to say unto them, "This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears." And all bare Him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, "Is not this Joseph's Son?" And He said unto them, "Ye will surely say unto Me this proverb, `Physician, heal Thyself [see Matt. 27:42]: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Thy country.'" And He said, "Verily, I say unto you, no Prophet is accepted in His own country. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; 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 the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast Him down headlong. But He passing through the midst of them went His way.
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Jesus Goes to Capernaum DA --- (Matt. 4:13-17, Luke 4:31)

And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, a city of Galilee, which is 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." [Isa. 9:1,2] From that time Jesus taught them on the sabbath days, [and] began to preach, and to say, "Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
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Jesus Calls the Disciples by the Sea DA 244 (Matt. 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, Luke 5:1-11)

And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon Him to hear the word of God, [that] He stood by the sea of Galilee, [and He] saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And He saith unto them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." And [He] 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 enclosed 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 he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: and so {was} also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, "Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men." And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed Him. And when He had gone a little farther thence, He saw other two brethren, James {the son} of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them. And they immediately left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after Him.
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Jesus and the Demoniac in the Synagogue DA 252 (Mark 1:21-28, Luke 4:32-37)

And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day He entered into the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at His doctrine: for His word was with power, [and] He taught them as One that had authority, and not as the scribes. And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, 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 devil had thrown him in the midst, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him, and hurt him not. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What thing is this? what new doctrine {is} this? for with authority and power commandeth He even the unclean spirits, and they do obey Him." And immediately His fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
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At Peter's House DA --- (Matt. 8:14-17, Mark 1:29-34, Luke 4:38-41)

And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought Him for her. And He came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and rebuked the fever; and immediately the fever left her, and immediately she arose and she ministered unto them. And all the city was gathered together at the door. Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them, and healed them. [And] they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and [the] devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, "Thou art Christ the Son of God." And He rebuking {them} suffered them not to speak: for they knew that He was Christ, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, "Himself took our infirmities, and bare {our} sicknesses". [Isa. 54:4] And when it was day, He departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought Him, and came unto Him, and stayed Him, that He should not depart from them. And He said unto them, "I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent." And He preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
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Working in Galilee DA --- Matt. 4:23-25, Mark 1:35-39, Luke 4:42-44)

And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary desert 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, "All {men} seek for Thee". And He said unto them, "Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore am I sent." And He preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils, 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 all 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 lunatic, 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} Judaea, and {from} beyond Jordan.
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The First Leper DA --- (Matt. 8:2-4, Mark 1:40-45, Luke 5:12-16)

And it came to pass, when He was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on {his} face, and besought Him, saying, "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 nothing to any man: but go thy way, show thyself 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 no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: [and] so much the more went there a fame abroad of Him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities. And He withdrew Himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
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The Paralytic Healed DA 267 (Matt. 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 5:17-26)

And He entered into a ship, and passed over, and again He entered into Capernaum after {some} days; and it was noised that He was in the house. And it came to pass on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was {present} to heal them. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive {them}, no, not so much as about the door: and He preached the word unto them. And, behold, four men brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and they sought {means} to bring him in, and to lay {him} before Him. And when they could not find by what {way} they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, [and] they uncovered the roof where He was: and when they had broken {it} up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay into the midst before Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, He said unto the sick of the palsy, "Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee." And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Why doth this {Man} thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only?" And immediately when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, He said unto them, "Why reason ye these things [and] think ye evil in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, '{Thy} sins be forgiven thee'; or to say, 'Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?' But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins," (He saith to the sick of the palsy,) "I say unto thee, arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house." And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; and departed to his own house, glorifying God which had given such power unto men. And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen strange things to day".
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Levi Matthew is Called DA 272 (Matt. 9:9, Mark 2:13-14, Luke 5:27-28)

And as Jesus passed forth from thence, He went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto Him, and He taught them. And as He passed by, He saw Levi, a publican, the {son} of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto Him, "Follow Me". And he arose, and left all, and followed Him.
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The Feast at Matthew's House DA 274 (Matt. 9:10-13, Mark 2:15-17, Luke 5:29-32)

And Levi made Him a great feast in his own house. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and His disciples, and they followed Him. And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto His disciples, "Why is it that your Master eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?" But when Jesus heard {that}, He said unto them, "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what {that} meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
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John's Disciples Ask a Question About Fasting DA --- (Matt. 9:14-17, Mark 2:18-22, Luke 5:33-39)

And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto Him, "Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast often, and make prayers, but Thy disciples fast not; but eat and drink?" And Jesus said unto them, "Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the Bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the Bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. But the days will come, when the Bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days." And He spake also a parable unto them; "No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the new wine will burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old {wine} straightway desireth new: for he saith, `The old is better'".
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