Mark 1:1-7 NRS

1 The beginning of the good news a of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. b

References for Mark 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Or [gospel]
    • b 1:1 - Other ancient authorities lack [the Son of God]
      2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, c "See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, d who will prepare your way;

      References for Mark 1:2

        • c 1:2 - Other ancient authorities read [in the prophets]
        • d 1:2 - Gk [before your face]
          3 the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,' "
          4 John the baptizer appeared e in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

          References for Mark 1:4

            • e 1:4 - Other ancient authorities read [John was baptizing]
              5 And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
              6 Now John was clothed with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
              7 He proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals.