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Mark 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Preaching of John the Baptist

(Mat 3:1–12; Luk 3:1–20; Jhn 1:19–28 )
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The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:



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[fn]John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness [fn]preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:5 - And all the region of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:6 - And John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and was eating locusts and wild honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:7 - And he was [fn]preaching, saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the strap of His sandals.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:8 - “I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

The Baptism of Jesus

(Mat 3:13–17; Luk 3:21, 22; Jhn 1:29–34 )
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[fn]Now it happened that in those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:10 - And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens [fn]opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:11 - and a voice came out of the heavens: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”
(Mat 4:1–11; Luk 4:1–13 )
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And immediately the Spirit *drove Him to go out into the wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:13 - And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering to Him.

Jesus Preaches in Galilee

(Mat 4:12–17; Luk 4:14, 15 )
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Now after John had been delivered up into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, [fn]preaching the gospel of God,

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(Mat 4:18–22; Luk 5:1–11 )
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As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:17 - And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:18 - And immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:19 - And going on a little farther, He saw [fn]James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:20 - And immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away [fn]to follow Him.
(Luk 4:31–37 )
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And they *went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and began to teach.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:22 - And they were astonished at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:23 - And immediately there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:24 - saying, “What [fn]do we have to do with You, Jesus the Nazarene? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:25 - And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:26 - And throwing him into convulsions, the unclean spirit cried out with a loud voice and came out of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:27 - And they were all amazed, so that they were arguing among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:28 - And immediately the news about Him spread everywhere into all the surrounding district of Galilee.

Simon’s Mother-In-Law and Many Others Healed

(Mat 8:14, 15; Luk 4:38, 39 )
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And immediately after they came out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:30 - Now Simon’s mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever; and immediately they *spoke to [fn]Jesus about her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:31 - And He came to her and raised her up, taking her by the hand, and the fever left her, and she [fn]began waiting on them.
(Mat 8:16, 17; Luk 4:40, 41 )
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Now when evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:33 - And the whole city had gathered at the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:34 - And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.
(Mat 4:23–25; Luk 4:42–44 )
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And in the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus rose up, went out of the house, and went away to a desolate place, and was praying there.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:36 - And Simon and his companions searched for Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:37 - and they found Him, and *said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:38 - And He *said to them, “Let us go elsewhere, to the towns nearby, so that I may [fn]preach there also; for that is what I came out for.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:39 - And He went, [fn]preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee and casting out the demons.
(Mat 8:1–4; Luk 5:12–16 )
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And a leper *came to [fn]Jesus, pleading with Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:41 - And moved with compassion, He stretched out His hand and touched him, and *said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:42 - And immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:43 - And He sternly warned him and immediately sent him away,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:44 - and He *said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:45 - But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that [fn]Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but [fn]stayed out in desolate areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.
LSB Footnotes
Lit before your face
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Is 40:3
Gr Joannes, Heb Johanan; so in Mark
Or proclaiming
Or proclaiming
Lit And
Or being parted, being torn apart, cf. 15:38
Or proclaiming
Lit has come near
Or put your trust in
Or Jacob; James is the Eng form of Jacob; so in Mark
Lit after Him
Lit What to us and to You (a Heb idiom)
Lit Him
Or served
Or proclaim
Or proclaiming
Lit Him
Lit He
Lit was
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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