BIBLE: Mark Chapter 1 – Headline “Messenger at Door”

Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Mark 1:As it is written in [Isaiah the prophet] the Prophets:
“Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,
Who will prepare Your way before You.”
Mark 1:“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make His paths straight.’ ”
Mark 1:John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

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Mark 1:Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
Mark 1:Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
Mark 1:And he preached, saying, “There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.
Mark 1:I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

John Baptizes Jesus

Mark 1:It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
Mark 1:10 And immediately, coming up [out of] from the water, He saw the heavens [torn open] parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove.
Mark 1:11 Then a voice came from heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Satan Tempts Jesus

Mark 1:12 Immediately the Spirit [sent Him out] drove Him into the wilderness.
Mark 1:13 And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.

Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry

Mark 1:14 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
Mark 1:15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God [has drawn near] is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

Four Fishermen Called as Disciples

Mark 1:16 And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
Mark 1:17 Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”
Mark 1:18 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
Mark 1:19 When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets.
Mark 1:20 And immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after Him.

Jesus Casts Out an Unclean Spirit

Mark 1:21 Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught.
Mark 1:22 And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Mark 1:23 Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out,
Mark 1:24 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!”
Mark 1:25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, [Lit. Be muzzled] “Be quiet, and come out of him!”
Mark 1:26 And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him.
Mark 1:27 Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, [What is this? A new doctrine with authority! He] “What is this? What new [teaching] doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”
Mark 1:28 And immediately His fame spread throughout all the region around Galilee.

Peter’s Mother-in-Law Healed

Mark 1:29 Now as soon as they had come out of the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
Mark 1:30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick with a fever, and they told Him about her at once.
Mark 1:31 So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them.

Many Healed After Sabbath Sunset

Mark 1:32 At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those who were demon-possessed.
Mark 1:33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door.
Mark 1:34 Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.

Preaching in Galilee

Mark 1:35 Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a [deserted] solitary place; and there He prayed.
Mark 1:36 And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him.
Mark 1:37 When they found Him, they said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.”
Mark 1:38 But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.”
Mark 1:39 And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons.

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

Mark 1:40 Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Mark 1:41 Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.”
Mark 1:42 As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.
Mark 1:43 And He strictly warned him and sent him away at once,
Mark 1:44 and said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing those things which Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
Mark 1:45 However, he went out and began to proclaim it freely, and to spread the matter, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter the city, but was outside in deserted places; and they came to Him from every direction.
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