Preaching of John the Baptist

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, (A)the Son of God.

(B)As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:

(C)Behold, I send My messenger [a]ahead of You,
Who will prepare Your way;
(D)The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make ready the way of the Lord,
Make His paths straight.’”

John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness [b](E)preaching a baptism of repentance for the (F)forgiveness of sins.

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  1. Mark 1:2 Lit before your face
  2. Mark 1:4 Or proclaiming