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Mark 1

Mark :Introduction 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

The Preaching of John the Baptist
(Matthew 3.1-12; Luke 3.1-18; John 1.19-28)
1 This is the good news about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
a 1.1 the Son of God: These words are not in some manuscripts.
The Gospel According to
St. Mark
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1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
2 It began just as God had said in the book written by Isaiah the prophet,
1.2 Ml 3.1.

“I am sending my messenger
to get the way ready
for you.
2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
3 In the desert
1.3 Is 40.3 (LXX).
someone is shouting,
‘Get the road ready
for the Lord!
Make a straight path
for him.’ ”
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

4 So John the Baptist showed up in the desert and told everyone, “Turn back to God and be baptized! Then your sins will be forgiven.”
4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
for: or, unto
5 From all Judea and Jerusalem crowds of people went to John. They told how sorry they were for their sins, and he baptized them in the Jordan River.
5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
6 John wore clothes made of camel's hair. He had a leather strap around his waist and ate grasshoppers and wild honey.
1.6 2K 1.8.
6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
7 John also told the people, “Someone more powerful is going to come. And I am not good enough even to stoop down and untie his sandals.
b 1.7 untie his sandals: This was the duty of a slave.
7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!” 8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
The Baptism of Jesus
(Matthew 3.13-17; Luke 3.21,22)
9 About that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River.
9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
10 As soon as Jesus came out of the water, he saw the sky open and the Holy Spirit coming down to him like a dove. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
opened: or, cloven, or, rent
11 A voice from heaven said, “You are my own dear Son, and I am pleased with you.”
1.11 Gn 22.2; Ps 2.7; Is 42.1; Mt 3.17; 12.18; Mk 9.7; Lk 3.22.
11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Jesus and Satan
(Matthew 4.1-11; Luke 4.1-13)
12 Right away God's Spirit made Jesus go into the desert.
12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
13 He stayed there for forty days while Satan tested him. Jesus was with the wild animals, but angels took care of him. 13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
Jesus Begins His Work
(Matthew 4.12-17; Luke 4.14,15)
14 After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee and told the good news that comes from God.
c 1.14 that comes from God: Or “that is about God.”
14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
15 He said, “The time has come! God's kingdom will soon be here.
d 1.15 will soon be here: Or “is already here.”
Turn back to God and believe the good news!”
1.15 Mt 3.2.
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Jesus Chooses Four Fishermen
(Matthew 4.18-22; Luke 5.1-11)
16 As Jesus was walking along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew. They were fishermen and were casting their nets into the lake.
16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
17 Jesus said to them, “Come with me! I will teach you how to bring in people instead of fish.” 17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
18 Right then the two brothers dropped their nets and went with him. 18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
19 Jesus walked on and soon saw James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in a boat, mending their nets.
19 And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
20 At once Jesus asked them to come with him. They left their father in the boat with the hired workers and went with him. 20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
A Man with an Evil Spirit
(Luke 4.31-37)
21 Jesus and his disciples went to the town of Capernaum. Then on the next Sabbath he went into the Jewish meeting place and started teaching.
21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
22 Everyone was amazed at his teaching. He taught with authority, and not like the teachers of the Law of Moses.
1.22 Mt 7.28
22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
23 Suddenly a man with an evil spirit
e 1.23 evil spirit: A Jewish person who had an evil spirit was considered “unclean” and was not allowed to eat or worship with other Jewish people.
in him entered the meeting place and yelled,
23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24 “Jesus from Nazareth, what do you want with us? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are! You are God's Holy One.” 24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 Jesus told the evil spirit, “Be quiet and come out of the man!”
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
26 The spirit shook him. Then it gave a loud shout and left. 26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
27 Everyone was completely surprised and kept saying to each other, “What is this? It must be some new kind of powerful teaching! Even the evil spirits obey him.”
27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
28 News about Jesus quickly spread all over Galilee. 28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
Jesus Heals Many People
(Matthew 8.14-17; Luke 4.38-41)
29 As soon as Jesus left the meeting place with James and John, they went home with Simon and Andrew.
29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30 When they got there, Jesus was told that Simon's mother-in-law was sick in bed with fever. 30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
31 Jesus went to her. He took hold of her hand and helped her up. The fever left her, and she served them a meal. 31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
32 That evening after sunset,
f 1.32 after sunset: The Sabbath was over, and a new day began at sunset.
all who were sick or had demons in them were brought to Jesus.
32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
33 In fact, the whole town gathered around the door of the house. 33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
34 Jesus healed all kinds of terrible diseases and forced out a lot of demons. But the demons knew who he was, and he did not let them speak. 34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
to speak...: or, to say that they knew him
35 Very early the next morning, Jesus got up and went to a place where he could be alone and pray.
35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
36 Simon and the others started looking for him. 36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
37 And when they found him, they said, “Everyone is looking for you!” 37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.
38 Jesus replied, “We must go to the nearby towns, so that I can tell the good news to those people. This is why I have come.”
38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
39 Then Jesus went to Jewish meeting places everywhere in Galilee, where he preached and forced out demons.
1.39 Mt 4.23; 9.35.
39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
Jesus Heals a Man
(Matthew 8.1-4; Luke 5.12-16)
40 A man with leprosy
g 1.40 leprosy: In biblical times the word “leprosy” was used for many different kinds of skin diseases.
came to Jesus and knelt down.
h 1.40 and knelt down: These words are not in some manuscripts.
He begged, “You have the power to make me well, if only you wanted to.”
40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
41 Jesus felt sorry for
i 1.41 felt sorry for: Some manuscripts have “was angry with.”
the man. So he put his hand on him and said, “I want to! Now you are well.”
41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
42 At once the man's leprosy disappeared, and he was well. 42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
43 After Jesus strictly warned the man, he sent him on his way.
43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
44 He said, “Don't tell anyone about this. Just go and show the priest that you are well. Then take a gift to the temple as Moses commanded, and everyone will know that you have been healed.”
j 1.44 everyone will know that you have been healed: People with leprosy had to be examined by a priest and told that they were well (that is, “clean”) before they could once again live a normal life in the Jewish community. The gift that Moses commanded was the sacrifice of some lambs together with flour mixed with olive oil.
1.44 Lv 14.1
44 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
45 The man talked about it so much and told so many people, that Jesus could no longer go openly into a town. He had to stay away from the towns, but people still came to him from everywhere.
45 But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

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