Mark 1:2-8 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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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 clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist,6 and he ate locusts7 and wild honey.

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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

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8 I baptize you withc water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."9

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