Mark 1:1-8 CSB

The Messiah's Herald

1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

References for Mark 1:1

      2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:a Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way. b

      References for Mark 1:2

        • a 1:2 - Other mss read in the prophets
        • b 1:2 - Other mss add before You
          3 A voice of one crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord; make His paths straight!" c

          References for Mark 1:3

            • c 1:3 - Mal 3:1; Isaiah 40:3
              4 John came baptizingd in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentancee for the forgiveness of sins.

              References for Mark 1:4

                • d 1:4 - Or John the Baptist came, or John the Baptizer came
                • e 1:4 - Or a baptism based on repentance
                  5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were flocking to him, and they were baptized by him in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.
                  6 John wore a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.
                  7 He was preaching: "Someone more powerful than I will come after me. I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the strap of His sandals.
                  8 I have baptized you withf water, but He will baptize you withg the Holy Spirit."

                  References for Mark 1:8