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Mark 1:14

Jesus Begins His Ministry

14 1Now after John was arrested, Jesus 2came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God,

Mark 1:14 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 1:14

Now after that John was put in prison
In the castle of Macherus, by Herod, for reproving him for taking his brother Philip's wife:

Jesus came into Galilee:
again, from whence he came to be baptized of John:

preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God:
the good news and glad tidings of the kingdom of the Messiah, or Gospel dispensation; which lies not in worldly pomp and splendour, in outward observances, in legal rites and ceremonies, but in righteousness, peace, and joy; in peace and pardon by the blood of Christ, in justification by his righteousness, and in free and full salvation by him.

Mark 1:14 In-Context

12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.
13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God,
15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."
16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 4:12; Matthew 14:3; Luke 3:20; [John 3:24]
  • 2. Matthew 4:17, 23
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