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Mark 1:1-8 New King James Version (NKJV)

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in [a]the Prophets:

“Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,
Who will prepare Your way before You.”
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make His paths straight.’ ”

John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance [b]for the remission of sins. Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.

Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 1:2 NU Isaiah the prophet
  2. Mark 1:4 Or because of forgiveness
New King James Version (NKJV)

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ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΡΚΟΝ 1:1-8 1894 Scrivener New Testament (TR1894)

αρχη του ευαγγελιου ιησου χριστου υιου του θεου

ως γεγραπται εν τοις προφηταις ιδου εγω αποστελλω τον αγγελον μου προ προσωπου σου ος κατασκευασει την οδον σου εμπροσθεν σου

φωνη βοωντος εν τη ερημω ετοιμασατε την οδον κυριου ευθειας ποιειτε τας τριβους αυτου

εγενετο ιωαννης βαπτιζων εν τη ερημω και κηρυσσων βαπτισμα μετανοιας εις αφεσιν αμαρτιων

και εξεπορευετο προς αυτον πασα η ιουδαια χωρα και οι ιεροσολυμιται και εβαπτιζοντο παντες εν τω ιορδανη ποταμω υπ αυτου εξομολογουμενοι τας αμαρτιας αυτων

ην δε ιωαννης ενδεδυμενος τριχας καμηλου και ζωνην δερματινην περι την οσφυν αυτου και εσθιων ακριδας και μελι αγριον

και εκηρυσσεν λεγων ερχεται ο ισχυροτερος μου οπισω μου ου ουκ ειμι ικανος κυψας λυσαι τον ιμαντα των υποδηματων αυτου

εγω μεν εβαπτισα υμας εν υδατι αυτος δε βαπτισει υμας εν πνευματι αγιω

Mark 1:1-8 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

A beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, Son of God.

As it hath been written in the prophets, `Lo, I send My messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee,' --

`A voice of one calling in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, straight make ye his paths,' --

John came baptizing in the wilderness, and proclaiming a baptism of reformation -- to remission of sins,

and there were going forth to him all the region of Judea, and they of Jerusalem, and they were all baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

And John was clothed with camel's hair, and a girdle of skin around his loins, and eating locusts and honey of the field,

and he proclaimed, saying, `He doth come -- who is mightier than I -- after me, of whom I am not worthy -- having stooped down -- to loose the latchet of his sandals;

I indeed did baptize you with water, but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.'

Mark 1:1-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Preaching of John the Baptist

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:

Behold, I send My messenger [a]ahead of You,
Who will prepare Your way;
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]preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country 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. John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and [c]his diet was locusts and wild honey. And he was [d]preaching, and saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals. I baptized you [e]with water; but He will baptize you [f]with the Holy Spirit.”

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 1:2 Lit before your face
  2. Mark 1:4 Or proclaiming
  3. Mark 1:6 Lit he was eating
  4. Mark 1:7 Or proclaiming
  5. Mark 1:8 The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
  6. Mark 1:8 The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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