Mark 1:35-45 NIV

Jesus Prays in a Solitary Place

1:35-38pp -- Lk 4:42,43

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.1

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36 Simon and his companions went to look for him,
37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!"
38 Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else--to the nearby villages--so I can preach there also. That is why I have come."2

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39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues3 and driving out demons.4

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A Man With Leprosy

1:40-44pp -- Mt 8:2-4; Lk 5:12-14

40 A man with leprosya came to him and begged him on his knees,5 "If you are willing, you can make me clean."

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    • f 1:40 - The Greek word was used for various diseases affecting the skin--not necessarily leprosy.
      41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!"
      42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.
      43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:
      44 "See that you don't tell this to anyone.6 But go, show yourself to the priest7 and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing,8 as a testimony to them."

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      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.9 Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.10

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