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Mark 1:1-6 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The good news of Jesus Christ - the Message! - begins here, 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 following to the letter the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Watch closely: I'm sending my preacher ahead of you; He'll make the road smooth for you. 2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"--
3 Thunder in the desert! Prepare for God's arrival! Make the road smooth and 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 wild, preaching a baptism of life-change that leads to 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 People thronged to him from Judea and Jerusalem and, as they confessed their sins, were baptized by him in the Jordan River into a changed life. 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 wore a camel-hair habit, tied at the waist with a leather belt. He ate locusts and wild field honey. 6 John wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.