Mark 1:1-8 NAS

Preaching of John the Baptist

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

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2 2As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: "3BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER aAHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY;

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3 4THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT.' "

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4 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness b5preaching a baptism of repentance for the 6forgiveness of sins.

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    • b 1:4 - Or "proclaiming"
      5 And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
      6 John was clothed with camel's hair and wore 7a leather belt around his waist, and chis diet was locusts and wild honey.

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        • c 1:6 - Lit "he was eating"
          7 And he was dpreaching, and saying, "After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals.

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            • d 1:7 - Or "proclaiming"
              8 "I baptized you ewith water; but He will baptize you fwith the Holy Spirit."

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                • e 1:8 - The Gr here can be translated "in, with" or "by"
                • f 1:8 - The Gr here can be translated "in, with" or "by"