Mark 1:1-8 ESV

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

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

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    • a 1:1 - Some manuscripts omit the Son of God
      2 2As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,b3"Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way,

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        • b 1:2 - Some manuscripts in the prophets
          3 4the voice of one crying in the wilderness: 5'Preparec the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,'"

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            • c 1:3 - Or crying: Prepare in the wilderness
              4 6John appeared, baptizing in 7the wilderness and proclaiming 8a baptism of 9repentance 10for the forgiveness of sins.

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              5 And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, 11confessing their sins.

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              6 Now John was 12clothed with camel's hair and 13wore a leather belt around his waist and ate 14locusts and 15wild honey.

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              7 And he preached, saying, 16"After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.

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              8 17I have baptized you with water, but 18he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

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