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Mark 1:1-13 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, "Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way; 2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"--
3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of 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 appeared in the wilderness, preaching 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 And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 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 Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle 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 And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 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 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like 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 and a voice came from heaven, "Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased." 11 And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert,
13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him. 13 and he was in the desert forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.