Mark 1:1-8 NKJV

1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 As it is written in the Prophets: a "Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You." b

References for Mark 1:2

    • a 1:2 - NU-Text reads Isaiah the prophet.
    • b 1:2 - Malachi 3:1
      3 "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.' " c

      References for Mark 1:3

        • c 1:3 - Isaiah 40:3
          4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
          5 Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
          6 Now John was clothed with camel's hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
          7 And he preached, saying, "There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.
          8 I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."