Mark 1:1-4 NIV

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah,a the Son of God,b

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    • a 1:1 - Or "Jesus Christ." "Messiah" (Hebrew) and "Christ" (Greek) both mean "Anointed One."
    • b 1:1 - Some manuscripts do not have "the Son of God."
      2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way”c

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      3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’ ”d

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      4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

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