beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of
1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send
my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare
thy way before thee.
1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths
1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach
the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
1:5 And there went out unto him all the land of
Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized
of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their
1:6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with
a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat
locusts and wild honey;
1:7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier
than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not
worthy to stoop down and unloose.
1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he
shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus
came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of
John in Jordan.
1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he
saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove
descending upon him:
1:11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying,
Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
1:12 And immediately the spirit driveth him into the
1:13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days,
tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and
the angels ministered unto him.
1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus
came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the
kingdom of God,
1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the
kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe
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 fishers.
1:17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and
I will make you to become fishers of men.
1:18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and
1:19 And when he had gone a little farther thence,
he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his
brother, who also were in the ship mending their
1:20 And straightway he called them: and they left
their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired
servants, and went after him.
1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway
on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue,
1:22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for
he taught them as one that had authority, and not as
1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an
unclean spirit; and he cried out,
1:24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with
thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to
destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One
1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace,
and come out of him.
1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and
cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they
questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is
this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority
commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do
1:28 And immediately his fame spread abroad
throughout all the region round about Galilee.
1:29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the
synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and
Andrew, with James and John.
1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever,
and anon they tell him of her.
1:31 And he came and took her by the hand, and
lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her,
and she ministered unto them.
1:32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought
unto him all that were diseased, and them that were
possessed with devils.
1:33 And all the city was gathered together at the
1:34 And he healed many that were sick of divers
diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not
the devils to speak, because they knew him.
1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while
before day, he went out, and departed into a
solitary place, and there prayed.
1:36 And Simon and they that were with him followed
1:37 And when they had found him, they said unto
him, All men seek for thee.
1:38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next
towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore
came I forth.
1:39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout
all Galilee, and cast out devils.
1:40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him,
and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If
thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
1:41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his
hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will;
be thou clean.
1:42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the
leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
1:43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent
1:44 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any
man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and
offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses
commanded, for a testimony unto them.
1:45 But he went out, and began to publish it much,
and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus
could no more openly enter into the city, but was
without in desert places: and they came to him from
The Book of Mark, Verses of Chapter 1