Mark 1:1–5

The Forerunner of the Servant

Matt. 3:1–11; Luke 3:3–16; John 1:19–34

1 The abeginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, bthe Son of God. As it is written in 1the Prophets:

c“Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,

Who will prepare Your way before You.”

3 The dvoice of one crying in the wilderness:

‘Prepare the way of the Lord;

Make His paths straight.’ ”

eJohn came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance 2for the remission of sins. fThen 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.

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