Mark 1:12

12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness,

Mark 1:12 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
English Standard Version (ESV)
12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.
New Living Translation (NLT)
12 The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness,
The Message Bible (MSG)
12 At once, this same Spirit pushed Jesus out into the wild.
American Standard Version (ASV)
12 And straightway the Spirit driveth him forth into the wilderness.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
12 At once the Spirit brought him into the desert,
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
12 Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
12 At once the Holy Spirit sent Jesus out into the desert.

Mark 1:12 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 1:12

And immediately
As soon as he was baptized, and this testimony had been given of his divine sonship, the very selfsame day,

the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness:
into a more remote and desolate part of it; for it was in the wilderness John was baptizing and preaching, when Christ came to him, and had the ordinance of baptism administered by him; and it was the same Spirit that descended on him at his baptism, which remained with him; by whose impulse he was moved, though not against his will, to go into, this desert and forlorn place. For this was not the evil spirit Satan, by whom he was tempted; for Matthew expressly says, that he was "led up of the Spirit--to be tempted by the devil", ( Matthew 4:1 ) : where the devil that tempted him, is manifestly distinguished from the Spirit by whom he was led, and the same Spirit is meant here, as there. Moreover, in one of Beza's copies, and in his most ancient one, and in one of Stephens's, it is read, "the Holy Spirit driveth him"; (See Gill on Matthew 4:1).

Mark 1:12 In-Context

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.
14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
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