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Chapter 1

Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Mark 1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You.

Mark 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare you the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.

Mark 1:4 John did immerse in the wilderness and preach the immersion of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Mark 1:5 Then there went out to him all the land of Judea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all immersed by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

Mark 1:6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a leather belt around his waist; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

Mark 1:7 and preached, and said, there comes One mightier than I after me, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.

Mark 1:8 I indeed have immersed you with water: but He will immerse you with the Holy Spirit.

Mark 1:9 It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was immersed by John in the Jordan.

Mark 1:10 Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him:

Mark 1:11 then there came a voice from heaven, saying, You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Mark 1:12 Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness.

Mark 1:13 So He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.

Mark 1:14 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

Mark 1:15 and said, the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.

Mark 1:16 Now as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishermen.

Mark 1:17 So Jesus said to them, follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Mark 1:18 Immediately they gave up their nets and followed Him.

Mark 1:19 When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat fixing their nets.

Mark 1:20 Immediately He called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed Him.

Mark 1:21 Then they went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath day He entered the synagogue and taught.

Mark 1:22 Now they were astonished at His teaching: for He taught them as One that had authority, and not as the scribes.

Mark 1:23 Now there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

Mark 1:24 Saying, let us alone; what have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know You, who You are, the Holy One of God.

Mark 1:25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, hold your peace, and come out of him.

Mark 1:26 So when the unclean spirit had convulsed him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

Mark 1:27 Then they were all amazed, so much so that they questioned among themselves, saying, what thing is this? What new teaching is this? For with authority, He commands even the unclean spirits, and they do obey Him.

Mark 1:28 Immediately His fame spread throughout the entire region around Galilee.

Mark 1:29 Immediately, when they had come out of the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

Mark 1:30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and soon they told Him of her.

Mark 1:31 So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she served them.

Mark 1:32 At evening, when the sun did set, they brought to Him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with demons.

Mark 1:33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.

Mark 1:34 For He healed many that were sick of different diseases and cast out many demons; and permitted not the demons to speak, because they knew Him.

Mark 1:35 Now in the morning, rising up much before daybreak, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Mark 1:36 So Simon and they that were with Him followed after Him.

Mark 1:37 When they had found Him, they said to Him, all men seek You.

Mark 1:38 But He said to them let us go into the next towns that I may preach there also: for this purpose, I came forth.

Mark 1:39 So He preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee and cast out demons.

Mark 1:40 Now there came a leper to Him, begging Him, and kneeling down to Him, and saying to Him, if You will, You can make me clean.

Mark 1:41 Then Jesus, moved with compassion, put out His hand, and touched him, and said to him, I will; be clean.

Mark 1:42 As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.

Mark 1:43 But He strictly instructed him, and immediately sent him away;

Mark 1:44 and said to him, see you say nothing to anyone: but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

Mark 1:45 But he went out, and began to announce it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, so much so that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city but was outside in deserted places: and they came to Him from every quarter.