Jesus Drives Out an Impure Spirit
31Â Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people. 32Â They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority.
33Â In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an impure spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice, 34Â â€œGo away! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you areâ€”the Holy One of God!â€
35Â â€œBe quiet!â€ Jesus said sternly. â€œCome out of him!â€ Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him.
36Â All the people were amazed and said to each other, â€œWhat words these are! With authority and power he gives orders to impure spirits and they come out!â€ 37Â And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
Jesus Heals Many
38Â Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simonâ€™s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. 39Â So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.
40Â At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. 41Â Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, â€œYou are the Son of God!â€ But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah.
42Â At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. 43Â But he said, â€œI must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.â€ 44Â And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.