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Mark 1

MSG 1 The good news of Jesus Christ - the Message! - begins here, NLT 1 This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. It began MSG 2 following to the letter the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Watch closely: I'm sending my preacher ahead of you; He'll make the road smooth for you. NLT 2 just as the prophet Isaiah had written: “Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way. MSG 3 Thunder in the desert! Prepare for God's arrival! Make the road smooth and straight! NLT 3 He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the LORD ’s coming! Clear the road for him!’ ” MSG 4 John the Baptizer appeared in the wild, preaching a baptism of life-change that leads to forgiveness of sins. NLT 4 This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that people should be baptized to show that they had repented of their sins and turned to God to be forgiven. MSG 5 People thronged to him from Judea and Jerusalem and, as they confessed their sins, were baptized by him in the Jordan River into a changed life. NLT 5 All of Judea, including all the people of Jerusalem, went out to see and hear John. And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. MSG 6 John wore a camel-hair habit, tied at the waist with a leather belt. He ate locusts and wild field honey. NLT 6 His clothes were woven from coarse camel hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. For food he ate locusts and wild honey. MSG 7 As he preached he said, "The real action comes next: The star in this drama, to whom I'm a mere stagehand, will change your life. NLT 7 John announced: “Someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not even worthy to stoop down like a slave and untie the straps of his sandals. MSG 8 I'm baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. His baptism - a holy baptism by the Holy Spirit - will change you from the inside out." NLT 8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!” MSG 9 At this time, Jesus came from Nazareth in 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 10 The moment he came out of the water, he saw the sky split open and God's Spirit, looking like a dove, come down on him. NLT 10 As Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove. MSG 11 Along with the Spirit, a voice: "You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life." NLT 11 And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.” MSG 12 At once, this same Spirit pushed Jesus out into the wild. NLT 12 The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness, MSG 13 For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by Satan. Wild animals were his companions, and angels took care of him. NLT 13 where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him. MSG 14 After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: NLT 14 Later on, after John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee, where he preached God’s Good News. MSG 15 "Time's up! God's kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message." NLT 15 “The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!” MSG 16 Passing along the beach of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew net-fishing. Fishing was their regular work. NLT 16 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. MSG 17 Jesus said to them, "Come with me. I'll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I'll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass." NLT 17 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” MSG 18 They didn't ask questions. They dropped their nets and followed. NLT 18 And they left their nets at once and followed him. MSG 19 A dozen yards or so down the beach, he saw the brothers James and John, Zebedee's sons. They were in the boat, mending their fishnets. NLT 19 A little farther up the shore Jesus saw Zebedee’s sons, James and John, in a boat repairing their nets. MSG 20 Right off, he made the same offer. Immediately, they left their father Zebedee, the boat, and the hired hands, and followed. NLT 20 He called them at once, and they also followed him, leaving their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired men. MSG 21 Then they entered Capernaum. When the Sabbath arrived, Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching. NLT 21 Jesus and his companions went to the town of Capernaum. When the Sabbath day came, he went into the synagogue and began to teach. MSG 22 They were surprised at his teaching - so forthright, so confident - not quibbling and quoting like the religion scholars. NLT 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with real authority—quite unlike the teachers of religious law. MSG 23 Suddenly, while still in the meeting place, he was interrupted by a man who was deeply disturbed and yelling out, NLT 23 Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit began shouting, MSG 24 "What business do you have here with us, Jesus? Nazarene! I know what you're up to! You're the Holy One of God, and you've come to destroy us!" NLT 24 “Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” MSG 25 Jesus shut him up: "Quiet! Get out of him!" NLT 25 Jesus cut him short. “Be quiet! Come out of the man,” he ordered. MSG 26 The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly - and got out. NLT 26 At that, the evil spirit screamed, threw the man into a convulsion, and then came out of him. MSG 27 Everyone there was incredulous, buzzing with curiosity. "What's going on here? A new teaching that does what it says? He shuts up defiling, demonic spirits and sends them packing!" NLT 27 Amazement gripped the audience, and they began to discuss what had happened. “What sort of new teaching is this?” they asked excitedly. “It has such authority! Even evil spirits obey his orders!” MSG 28 News of this traveled fast and was soon all over Galilee. NLT 28 The news about Jesus spread quickly throughout the entire region of Galilee. MSG 29 Directly on leaving the meeting place, they came to Simon and Andrew's house, accompanied by James and John. NLT 29 After Jesus left the synagogue with James and John, they went to Simon and Andrew’s home. MSG 30 Simon's mother-in-law was sick in bed, burning up with fever. They told Jesus. NLT 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. They told Jesus about her right away. MSG 31 He went to her, took her hand, and raised her up. No sooner had the fever left than she was up fixing dinner for them. NLT 31 So he went to her bedside, took her by the hand, and helped her sit up. Then the fever left her, and she prepared a meal for them. MSG 32 That evening, after the sun was down, they brought sick and evil-afflicted people to him, NLT 32 That evening after sunset, many sick and demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. MSG 33 the whole city lined up at his door! NLT 33 The whole town gathered at the door to watch. MSG 34 He cured their sick bodies and tormented spirits. Because the demons knew his true identity, he didn't let them say a word. NLT 34 So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons. But because the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak. MSG 35 While it was still night, way before dawn, he got up and went out to a secluded spot and prayed. NLT 35 Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray. MSG 36 Simon and those with him went looking for him. NLT 36 Later Simon and the others went out to find him. MSG 37 They found him and said, "Everybody's looking for you." NLT 37 When they found him, they said, “Everyone is looking for you.” MSG 38 Jesus said, "Let's go to the rest of the villages so I can preach there also. This is why I've come." NLT 38 But Jesus replied, “We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too. That is why I came.” MSG 39 He went to their meeting places all through Galilee, preaching and throwing out the demons. NLT 39 So he traveled throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and casting out demons. MSG 40 A leper came to him, begging on his knees, "If you want to, you can cleanse me." NLT 40 A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. “If you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean,” he said. MSG 41 Deeply moved, Jesus put out his hand, touched him, and said, "I want to. Be clean." NLT 41 Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” MSG 42 Then and there the leprosy was gone, his skin smooth and healthy. NLT 42 Instantly the leprosy disappeared, and the man was healed. MSG 43 Jesus dismissed him with strict orders: NLT 43 Then Jesus sent him on his way with a stern warning: MSG 44 "Say nothing to anyone. Take the offering for cleansing that Moses prescribed and present yourself to the priest. This will validate your healing to the people." NLT 44 “Don’t tell anyone about this. Instead, go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy. This will be a public testimony that you have been cleansed.” MSG 45 But as soon as the man was out of earshot, he told everyone he met what had happened, spreading the news all over town. So Jesus kept to out-of-the-way places, no longer able to move freely in and out of the city. But people found him, and came from all over. NLT 45 But the man went and spread the word, proclaiming to everyone what had happened. As a result, large crowds soon surrounded Jesus, and he couldn’t publicly enter a town anywhere. He had to stay out in the secluded places, but people from everywhere kept coming to him.

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