Mark 1:12

Overview - Mark 1
The office of John the Baptist.
Jesus is baptized;
12 tempted;
14 he preaches;
16 calls Peter, Andrew, James, and John;
23 heals one that had a devil;
29 Peter's mother in law;
32 many diseased persons;
40 and cleanses the leper.
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Mark 1:12  (King James Version)
And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.

the Spirit
Matthew 4:1-11 ; Luke 4:1-4

Or, "sendeth him forth," [ekballo auton.] The expression does not necessarily imply any violence; but seems to intimate the energy of that impulse on our Lord, by which he was inwardly constrained to retire from society.