Mark 1:1-8 ESV/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 your face, who will prepare your 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 appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming 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 all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being 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 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 And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap 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."