Updated: Jan 17, 2022
Don't just follow the crowd. Know exactly why it is that Jesus came.
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Mark 1 (ESV)
1 The beginning of the gospel
of Jesus Christ,
the Son of God. 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,
“Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
who will prepare your way,
3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight,’ ”
4 John appeared,
baptizing in the wilderness
a baptism of repentance
for the forgiveness of sins.
5 And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem
were going out to him
and were being baptized by him
in the river Jordan,
confessing their sins.
6 Now John
clothed with camel’s hair
and wore a leather belt around his waist
and ate locusts and wild honey.
7 And he preached, saying,
“After me comes he
who is mightier than I,
the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
8 I have baptized you with water,
but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
9 In those days
from Nazareth of Galilee
and was baptized
in the Jordan.
10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw
the heavens being torn open
and the Spirit
descending on him
like a dove.
11 And a voice came from heaven,
“You are my beloved Son;
with you I am well pleased.”
12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.
13 And he was in the wilderness
being tempted by Satan.
he was with the wild animals,
and the angels were ministering to him.
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee,
proclaiming the gospel of God,
15 and saying,
“The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand;
repent and believe in the gospel.”
16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee,
and Andrew the brother of Simon
casting a net into the sea,
for they were fishermen.
17 And Jesus said to them,
“Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”
18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him.
19 And going on a little farther, he saw
James the son of Zebedee
and John his brother,
who were in their boat mending the nets.
20 And immediately he called them,
and they left their father Zebedee
in the boat
with the hired servants
and followed him.
21 And they went into Capernaum,
and immediately on the Sabbath
he entered the synagogue
and was teaching.
22 And they were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them as one who had authority,
and not as the scribes.
23 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit.
And he cried out,
24 “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?
Have you come to destroy us?
I know who you are—
the Holy One of God.”
25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying,
and come out of him!”
26 And the unclean spirit,
and crying out with a loud voice,
came out of him.
27 And they
were all amazed,
so that they questioned among themselves, saying,
“What is this? A new teaching with authority!
He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.”
28 And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.
29 And immediately
he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever,
and immediately they told him about her.
31 And he came
and took her by the hand
and lifted her up,
the fever left her,
and she began to serve them.
32 That evening at sundown
they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons.
33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door.
34 And he
healed many who were sick with various diseases,
and cast out many demons.
And he would not permit the demons to speak,
because they knew him.
35 And rising very early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and went out to a desolate place,
and there he prayed.
36 And Simon and those who were with him searched for him,
they found him and said to him,
“Everyone is looking for you.”
38 And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns,
that I may preach there also,
for that is why I came out.”
39 And he went throughout all Galilee,
preaching in their synagogues
and casting out demons.