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Mark 1

MSG 1 The good news of Jesus Christ - the Message! - begins here, NIV 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. MSG 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. NIV 2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"-- MSG 3 Thunder in the desert! Prepare for God's arrival! Make the road smooth and straight! NIV 3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' " MSG 4 John the Baptizer appeared in the wild, preaching a baptism of life-change that leads to forgiveness of sins. NIV 4 And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 6 John wore a camel-hair habit, tied at the waist with a leather belt. He ate locusts and wild field honey. NIV 6 John wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. MSG 7 As he preached he said, "The real action comes next: The star in this drama, to whom I'm a mere stagehand, will change your life. NIV 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. MSG 8 I'm baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. His baptism - a holy baptism by the Holy Spirit - will change you from the inside out." NIV 8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." MSG 9 At this time, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. NIV 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. MSG 10 The moment he came out of the water, he saw the sky split open and God's Spirit, looking like a dove, come down on him. NIV 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. MSG 11 Along with the Spirit, a voice: "You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life." NIV 11 And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." MSG 12 At once, this same Spirit pushed Jesus out into the wild. NIV 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert, MSG 13 For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by Satan. Wild animals were his companions, and angels took care of him. NIV 13 and he was in the desert forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him. MSG 14 After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: NIV 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. MSG 15 "Time's up! God's kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message." NIV 15 "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" MSG 16 Passing along the beach of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew net-fishing. Fishing was their regular work. NIV 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. MSG 17 Jesus said to them, "Come with me. I'll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I'll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass." NIV 17 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." MSG 18 They didn't ask questions. They dropped their nets and followed. NIV 18 At once they left their nets and followed him. MSG 19 A dozen yards or so down the beach, he saw the brothers James and John, Zebedee's sons. They were in the boat, mending their fishnets. NIV 19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. MSG 20 Right off, he made the same offer. Immediately, they left their father Zebedee, the boat, and the hired hands, and followed. NIV 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him. MSG 21 Then they entered Capernaum. When the Sabbath arrived, Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching. NIV 21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. MSG 22 They were surprised at his teaching - so forthright, so confident - not quibbling and quoting like the religion scholars. NIV 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. MSG 23 Suddenly, while still in the meeting place, he was interrupted by a man who was deeply disturbed and yelling out, NIV 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out, MSG 24 "What business do you have here with us, Jesus? Nazarene! I know what you're up to! You're the Holy One of God, and you've come to destroy us!" NIV 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!" MSG 25 Jesus shut him up: "Quiet! Get out of him!" NIV 25 "Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!" MSG 26 The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly - and got out. NIV 26 The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek. MSG 27 Everyone there was incredulous, buzzing with curiosity. "What's going on here? A new teaching that does what it says? He shuts up defiling, demonic spirits and sends them packing!" NIV 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." MSG 28 News of this traveled fast and was soon all over Galilee. NIV 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee. MSG 29 Directly on leaving the meeting place, they came to Simon and Andrew's house, accompanied by James and John. NIV 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. MSG 30 Simon's mother-in-law was sick in bed, burning up with fever. They told Jesus. NIV 30 Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her. MSG 31 He went to her, took her hand, and raised her up. No sooner had the fever left than she was up fixing dinner for them. NIV 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them. MSG 32 That evening, after the sun was down, they brought sick and evil-afflicted people to him, NIV 32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. MSG 33 the whole city lined up at his door! NIV 33 The whole town gathered at the door, MSG 34 He cured their sick bodies and tormented spirits. Because the demons knew his true identity, he didn't let them say a word. NIV 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. MSG 35 While it was still night, way before dawn, he got up and went out to a secluded spot and prayed. NIV 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. MSG 36 Simon and those with him went looking for him. NIV 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, MSG 37 They found him and said, "Everybody's looking for you." NIV 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!" MSG 38 Jesus said, "Let's go to the rest of the villages so I can preach there also. This is why I've come." NIV 38 Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else--to the nearby villages--so I can preach there also. That is why I have come." MSG 39 He went to their meeting places all through Galilee, preaching and throwing out the demons. NIV 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons. MSG 40 A leper came to him, begging on his knees, "If you want to, you can cleanse me." NIV 40 A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean." MSG 41 Deeply moved, Jesus put out his hand, touched him, and said, "I want to. Be clean." NIV 41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" MSG 42 Then and there the leprosy was gone, his skin smooth and healthy. NIV 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured. MSG 43 Jesus dismissed him with strict orders: NIV 43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: MSG 44 "Say nothing to anyone. Take the offering for cleansing that Moses prescribed and present yourself to the priest. This will validate your healing to the people." NIV 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." MSG 45 But as soon as the man was out of earshot, he told everyone he met what had happened, spreading the news all over town. So Jesus kept to out-of-the-way places, no longer able to move freely in and out of the city. But people found him, and came from all over. NIV 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.