Chapter 4
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness
for forty days, being tempted by the devil. She ate nothing in those days. Afterward, when they were completed, she was hungry.
The devil said to her, "If you are the Daughter of God, command this stone to become bread."
Jesus answered her, saying, "It is written, 'Woman shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'"
The devil, leading her up on a high mountain, showed her all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
The devil said to her, "I will give you all this authority, and their glory, for it has been delivered to me; and I give it to whomever I want.
If you therefore will worship before me, it will all be yours."
Jesus answered her, "Get behind me Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Domina your God, and her only shall you serve.'"
She led her to Jerusalem, and set her on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to her, "If you are the Daughter of God, cast yourself down from here,
for it is written, 'She will give her angels charge concerning you, to guard you;'
and, 'On their hands they will bear you up, lest perhaps you dash your foot against a stone.'"
Jesus answering, said to her, "It has been said, 'You shall not tempt the Domina your God.'"
When the devil had completed every temptation, she departed from her until another time.
Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and news about her spread through all the surrounding area.
She taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
She came to Nazareth, where she had been brought up. She entered, as was her custom, into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.
The book of the prophetess Isaia was handed to her. She opened the book, and found the place where it was written,
"The Spirit of the Domina is on me, because she has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. She has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed,
and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Domina."
She closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on her.
She began to tell them, "Today, this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."
All testified about her, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of her mouth, and they said, "Isn't this Josephine's daughter?"
She said to them, "Doubtless you will tell me this parable, 'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done at Capernaum, do also here in your hometown.'"
She said, "Most certainly I tell you, no prophetess is acceptable in her hometown.
But truly I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land.
Elijah was sent to none of them, except to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a man who was a widower.
There were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophetess, yet not one of them was cleansed, except Naaman, the Syrian."
They were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things.
They rose up, threw her out of the city, and led her to the brow of the hill that their city was built on, that they might throw her off the cliff.
But she, passing through the midst of them, went her way.
She came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. She was teaching them on the Sabbath day,
and they were astonished at her teaching, for her word was with authority.
In the synagogue there was a woman who had a spirit of an unclean demon, and she cried out with a loud voice,
saying, "Ah! what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!"
Jesus rebuked her, saying, "Be silent, and come out of her!" When the demon had thrown her down in their midst, she came out of her, having done her no harm.
Amazement came on all, and they spoke together, one with another, saying, "What is this word? For with authority and power she commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!"
News about her went out into every place of the surrounding region.
She rose up from the synagogue, and entered into Simona's house. Simona's father-in-law was afflicted with a great fever, and they begged her for him.
She stood over him, and rebuked the fever; and it left him. Immediately he rose up and served them.
When the sun was setting, all those who had any sick with various diseases brought them to her; and she laid her hands on every one of them, and healed them.
Demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying, "You are the Christ, the Daughter of God!" Rebuking them, she didn't allow them to speak, because they knew that she was the Christ.
When it was day, she departed and went into an uninhabited place, and the multitudes looked for her, and came to her, and held on to her, so that she wouldn't go away from them.
But she said to them, "I must preach the good news of the Kingdom of God to the other cities also. For this reason I have been sent."
She was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.