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Christ fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah just as John the Baptist had said, and He set out to overthrow the works of Satan.

BibleGateway: Matthew 4:12-25

ESV Text: Matthew 4:12-25

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:22 and ends at about 3:21

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     12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: 14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; 16 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. 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

     18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. 21 And going on from 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. 22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

     23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24 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. 25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 132 (LSB 810):
O God of God, O Light of Light — Organ Audio

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1. O God of God, O Light of Light, 
Thou Prince of Peace, Thou King of kings! 
To Thee where angels know no night 
The song of praise forever rings. 
To Him who sits upon the throne, 
The Lamb once slain for sinful men, 
Be honor, might, all by Him won, 
Glory and praise! Amen, Amen. 

2. Deep in the prophets’ sacred page, 
Grand in the poets’ winged word, 
Slowly in type, from age to age, 
Nations beheld their coming Lord, 
Till through the deep Judean night 
Rang out the song “Good will to men!” 
Hymned by the first-born sons of light, 
Reechoed now, “Good will!” Amen. 

3. That life of truth, those deeds of love, 
That death of pain, mid hate and scorn, 
These all are past, and now above 
He reigns our King, once crowned with thorn. 
Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates; 
So sang His hosts, unheard by men; 
Lift up your heads, for you He waits. 
We lift them up. Amen, Amen. 

4. Nations afar, in ignorance deep, 
Isles of the sea, where darkness lay, 
These hear His voice, they wake from sleep, 
And throng with joy the upward way. 
They cry with us, “Send forth Thy light, 
O Lamb, once slain for sinful men; 
Burst Satan’s bonds, O God of might; 
Set all men free!” Amen, Amen. 

5. Sing to the Lord a glorious song, 
Sing to His name, His love forthtell; 
Sing on, heaven’s host, His praise prolong; 
Sing, ye who now on earth do dwell: 
Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain; 
From angels praise and thanks from men; 
Worthy the Lamb, enthroned to reign, 
Glory and power! Amen, Amen.