5th Sun B
The Gospel Paraphrased
There are many fine translations of the Gospels readily available. This paraphrase is not meant to replace them. Rather the intention here is to offer a more contemporary rendering so that you can imaginatively translate the Gospel into your own situation.
This Sunday's Gospel Paraphrased
Coming out of the synagogue Jesus straightway went to Simon and Andrew’s home with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law was laid low with a fever and straightway they told him this. Coming to her, he lifted her up, taking her hand. Straightway the fever left her. Then she served them.
At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him all the sick and possessed and the entire town gathered round the door. He healed many of the sick who had all kinds of diseases and he cast our many demons, but he silenced them because they knew him.
Early next day, rising long before dawn, he went out and found a solitary place and there he prayed. Simon and his companions tracked him down, and when they found him, told him that everyone was looking for him. ‘Let’s go elsewhere, to the near-by towns, so I can preach there. It is for this that I have come.’ And he went preaching in their synagogues throughout the whole of Galilee and he also cast out demons.