Mark 1:9

Jesus is baptized and tempted

9 About that time, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River.

Mark 1:9 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 1:9

And it came to pass in those days
Whilst John was preaching and baptizing in the wilderness, and had large crowds of people flocking to him, to see his person, hear his doctrine, and to be baptized by him; some for one thing, and some another;

Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee;
the place where he had been brought up, and lived, and dwelt in from his infancy, to this time:

and was baptized of John in Jordan;
which was the reason of his coming from Nazareth to him; see ( Matthew 3:13 ) , where this is observed; and in some verses following, an account is given of what passed between Christ and John, on this occasion.

Mark 1:9 In-Context

7 He announced, "One stronger than I am is coming after me. I'm not even worthy to bend over and loosen the strap of his sandals.
8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
9 About that time, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River.
10 While he was coming up out of the water, Jesus saw heaven splitting open and the Spirit, like a dove, coming down on him.
11 And there was a voice from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I dearly love; in you I find happiness."