Mark 1:1-4 NIV

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

1:2-8pp -- Mt 3:1-11; Lk 3:2-16

1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.a1

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    • a 1:1 - Some manuscripts do not have "the Son of God."
      2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"b2--

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      3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "c3

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      4 And so John4 came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance5 for the forgiveness of sins.6

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