Mark 1:1-12 NLT

1 This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.a It began

References for Mark 1:1

    • 1:1 - Some manuscripts do not include the Son of God.
      2 just as the prophet Isaiah had written: “Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way.b

      References for Mark 1:2

        • 1:2 - Mal 3:1 .
          3 He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the ’s coming! Clear the road for him!’c

          References for Mark 1:3

            • 1:3 - Isa 40:3 (Greek version).
              4 This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that people should be baptized to show that they had repented of their sins and turned to God to be forgiven.
              5 All of Judea, including all the people of Jerusalem, went out to see and hear John. And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.
              6 His clothes were woven from coarse camel hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. For food he ate locusts and wild honey.
              7 John announced: “Someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not even worthy to stoop down like a slave and untie the straps of his sandals.
              8 I baptize you withd water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!”

              References for Mark 1:8

                • 1:8 - Or in; also in 1:8b .
                  9 One day Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River.
                  10 As Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Holy Spirit descending on hime like a dove.

                  References for Mark 1:10

                    • 1:10 - Or toward him, or into him.
                      11 And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.”
                      12 The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness,