Mark 1:2-4 NIV

2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"a1--

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3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "b2

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4 And so John3 came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance4 for the forgiveness of sins.5

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