Mark 1:11

11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

Mark 1:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
ESV
11 And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."
NLT
11 And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.”
MSG
11 Along with the Spirit, a voice: "You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life."
CSB
11 And a voice came from heaven: You are My beloved Son; I take delight in You!

Mark 1:11 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 1:11

And there came a voice from heaven
What the Jews call "Bath Kol", saying,

thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased:
it is in Matthew, "this is my beloved Son", ( Matthew 3:17 ) ; as if the words were spoken to others, to John, the administrator of baptism to him, and to those that were spectators; directing them to Christ, on whom the Spirit now descended, and testifying to them how great a person he was, how nearly related to God; how much he was the object of his love, and what a pleasure and delight he took in him; but here they are delivered as an immediate address to Christ himself, "thou art my beloved Son". Christ, as he was the only begotten Son of God from eternity, so his filiation was owned and declared to him as early, ( Psalms 2:7 ) . This therefore was not the first time, nor was it only for his sake that this was said unto him, but also for the sake of those that stood by: but it may be observed, that he is not only called his Son, but his "beloved Son"; which might be necessary to be said to him in his state of humiliation, whilst he was yielding obedience to the will of God, and fulfilling all righteousness; and when he was about to be, as he quickly after this was, tempted by Satan in the wilderness, by whom his sonship was called in question. Now these words being directed to Christ, show that the former are spoken of him, and are applicable to him, as well as to John; (See Gill on Matthew 3:17).

Mark 1:11 In-Context

9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.
11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness,
13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

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