Mark 1:1-8 GNT

1 This is the Good News about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. a

References for Mark 1:1

    • a 1:1 - [Some manuscripts do not have] the Son of God.
      2 It began as the prophet Isaiah had written: 1 "God said, "I will send my messenger ahead of you to open the way for you.'

      References for Mark 1:2

        • 1 1:2 - 1.2 Ml 3.1.
          3 Someone is shouting in the desert, 2 "Get the road ready for the Lord; make a straight path for him to travel!' "

          References for Mark 1:3

            • 2 1:3 - 1.3 Is 40.3 (LXX).
              4 So John appeared in the desert, baptizing and preaching. b "Turn away from your sins and be baptized," he told the people, "and God will forgive your sins."

              References for Mark 1:4

                • b 1:4 - John appeared in the desert, baptizing and preaching; [some manuscripts have] John the Baptist appeared in the desert, preaching.
                  5 Many people from the province of Judea and the city of Jerusalem went out to hear John. They confessed their sins, and he baptized them in the Jordan River.
                  6 John wore clothes made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 3

                  References for Mark 1:6

                    • 3 1:6 - 1.6 2 K 1.8.
                      7 He announced to the people, "The man who will come after me is much greater than I am. I am not good enough even to bend down and untie his sandals.
                      8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."