Mark 1:14-20

Jesus’ message

14 After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee announcing God's good news,
15 saying, " Now is the time! Here comes God's kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!"

Jesus calls disciples

16 As Jesus passed alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, for they were fishermen.
17 " Come, follow me," he said, " and I'll show you how to fish for people."
18 Right away, they left their nets and followed him.
19 After going a little farther, he saw James and John, Zebedee's sons, in their boat repairing the fishing nets.
20 At that very moment he called them. They followed him, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers.

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Mark 1:14-20 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO MARK

This is the title of the book, the subject of which is the Gospel; a joyful account of the ministry, miracles, actions, and sufferings of Christ: the writer of it was not one of the twelve apostles, but an evangelist; the same with John Mark, or John, whose surname was Mark: John was his Hebrew name, and Mark his Gentile name, Ac 12:12,25, and was Barnabas's sister's son, Col 4:10, his mother's name was Mary, Ac 12:12. The Apostle Peter calls him his son, 1Pe 5:13, if he is the same; and he is thought to have wrote his Gospel from him {a}, and by his order, and which was afterwards examined and approved by him {b} it is said to have been wrote originally in Latin, or in the Roman tongue: so say the Arabic and Persic versions at the beginning of it, and the Syriac version says the same at the end: but of this there is no evidence, any more, nor so much, as of Matthew's writing his Gospel in Hebrew. The old Latin copy of this, is a version from the Greek; it is most likely that it was originally written in Greek, as the rest of the New Testament.

{a} Papias apud Euseb. Hist. l. 3. c. 39. Tertull. adv. Marcion. l. 4. c. 5. {b} Hieron. Catalog. Script. Eccles. p. 91. sect. 18.

Mark 1:14-20 In-Context

12 At once the Spirit forced Jesus out into the wilderness.
13 He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among the wild animals, and the angels took care of him.
14 After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee announcing God's good news,
15 saying, "Now is the time! Here comes God's kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!"
16 As Jesus passed alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, for they were fishermen.
17 "Come, follow me," he said, "and I'll show you how to fish for people."
18 Right away, they left their nets and followed him.
19 After going a little farther, he saw James and John, Zebedee's sons, in their boat repairing the fishing nets.
20 At that very moment he called them. They followed him, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers.
21 Jesus and his followers went into Capernaum. Immediately on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and started teaching.
22 The people were amazed by his teaching, for he was teaching them with authority, not like the legal experts.