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Mark 1 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This is the beginning of the Good News about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 The prophet Isaiah wrote, "I am sending my messenger ahead of you to prepare the way for you." 2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"--
3 "A voice cries out in the desert: 'Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!'" 3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "
4 John the Baptizer was in the desert telling people about a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 4 And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
5 All Judea and all the people of Jerusalem went to him. As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
6 John was dressed in clothes made from camel's hair. He wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. 6 John wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
7 He announced, "The one who comes after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to bend down and untie his sandal straps. 7 And this was his message: "After me will come one more powerful than I, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
8 I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." 8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan River. 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 As Jesus came out of the water, he saw heaven split open and the Spirit coming down to him as a dove. 10 As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.
11 A voice from heaven said, "You are my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with you." 11 And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
12 At once the Spirit brought him into the desert, 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert,
13 where he was tempted by Satan for 40 days. He was there with the wild animals, and the angels took care of him. 13 and he was in the desert forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
14 After John had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee and told people the Good News of God. 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
15 He said, "The time has come, and the kingdom of God is near. Change the way you think and act, and believe the Good News." 15 "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"
16 As he was going along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew. They were throwing a net into the sea because they were fishermen. 16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
17 Jesus said to them, "Come, follow me! I will teach you how to catch people instead of fish." 17 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
18 They immediately left their nets and followed him. 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 As Jesus went on a little farther, he saw James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in a boat preparing their nets [to go fishing]. 19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.
20 He immediately called them, and they left their father Zebedee and the hired men in the boat and followed Jesus. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
21 Then they went to Capernaum. On the next day of worship, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.
22 The people were amazed at his teachings. Unlike their scribes, he taught them with authority. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.
23 At that time there was a man in the synagogue who was controlled by an evil spirit. He shouted, 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,
24 "What do you want with us, Jesus from Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!" 24 "What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"
25 Jesus ordered the spirit, "Keep quiet, and come out of him!" 25 "Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!"
26 The evil spirit threw the man into convulsions and came out of him with a loud shriek. 26 The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27 Everyone was stunned. They said to each other, "What is this? This is a new teaching that has authority behind it! He gives orders to evil spirits, and they obey him." 27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching--and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him."
28 The news about him spread quickly throughout the surrounding region of Galilee. 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
29 After they left the synagogue, they went directly to the house of Simon and Andrew. James and John went with them. 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew.
30 Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever. The first thing they did was to tell Jesus about her. 30 Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her.
31 Jesus went to her, took her hand, and helped her get up. The fever went away, and she prepared a meal for them. 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.
32 In the evening, when the sun had set, people brought to him everyone who was sick and those possessed by demons. 32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.
33 The whole city had gathered at his door. 33 The whole town gathered at the door,
34 He cured many who were sick with various diseases and forced many demons out of people. However, he would not allow the demons to speak. After all, they knew who he was. 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
35 In the morning, long before sunrise, Jesus went to a place where he could be alone to pray. 35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
36 Simon and his friends searched for him. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him,
37 When they found him, they told him, "Everyone is looking for you." 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!"
38 Jesus said to them, "Let's go somewhere else, to the small towns that are nearby. I have to spread [the Good News] in them also. This is why I have come." 38 Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else--to the nearby villages--so I can preach there also. That is why I have come."
39 So he went to spread [the Good News] in the synagogues all over Galilee, and he forced demons out of people. 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
40 Then a man with a serious skin disease came to him. The man fell to his knees and begged Jesus, "If you're willing, you can make me clean." 40 A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean."
41 Jesus felt sorry for him, reached out, touched him, and said, "I'm willing. So be clean!" 41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!"
42 Immediately, his skin disease went away, and he was clean. 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.
43 Jesus sent him away at once and warned him, 43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:
44 "Don't tell anyone about this! Instead, show yourself to the priest. Then offer the sacrifices which Moses commanded as proof to people that you are clean." 44 "See that you don't tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them."
45 When the man left, he began to talk freely. He spread his story so widely that Jesus could no longer enter any city openly. Instead, he stayed in places where he could be alone. But people still kept coming to him from everywhere. 45 Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.