Mark 1:9

The Baptism and Testing of Jesus

9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Mark 1:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
ESV
9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
NLT
9 One day Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River.
MSG
9 At this time, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
CSB
9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John.

Mark 1:9 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 1:9

And it came to pass in those days
Whilst John was preaching and baptizing in the wilderness, and had large crowds of people flocking to him, to see his person, hear his doctrine, and to be baptized by him; some for one thing, and some another;

Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee;
the place where he had been brought up, and lived, and dwelt in from his infancy, to this time:

and was baptized of John in Jordan;
which was the reason of his coming from Nazareth to him; see ( Matthew 3:13 ) , where this is observed; and in some verses following, an account is given of what passed between Christ and John, on this occasion.

Mark 1:9 In-Context

7 And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
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.”

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