Jesus and those with him went to Capernaum. When the Sabbath day came, he went into the synagogue. There he began to teach.
The people were amazed at his teaching. That’s because he taught them like one who had authority. He did not talk like the teachers of the law.
Just then a man in their synagogue cried out. He was controlled by an evil spirit. He said,
“What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are. You are the Holy One of God!”
“Be quiet!” said Jesus firmly. “Come out of him!”
The evil spirit shook the man wildly. Then it came out of him with a scream.
All the people were amazed. So they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching! And with so much authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits, and they obey him.”
News about Jesus spread quickly all over Galilee.