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Jesus Calls Four Fishermen to Follow Him

14 Later on, after John the Baptizer was arrested, Jesus went back into the region of Galilee and preached the wonderful gospel of God’s kingdom.[a] 15 His message was this: “At last the fulfillment of the age has come! It is time for God’s kingdom to be experienced in its fullness![b] Turn your lives back to God and put your trust in the hope-filled gospel!”[c]

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  1. 1:14 As translated from the Aramaic and most Greek manuscripts.
  2. 1:15 Or “the kingdom of God is at hand,” that is, God’s kingdom is close enough to reach.
  3. 1:15 The Greek is “believe the good news” (“the gospel”), and the Aramaic is “put your trust in the joyful message of hope.” This translation merges both concepts, making it “the hope-filled gospel.”

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