Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before
thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
The office of John the Baptist
Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I
uphold; mine elect, in whom
my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon
him: he shall bring forth judgment to the
Mark is a Roman (Latin) surname = His Hebrew
forename was John
His mother's name was "Mary"
Acts 12:12 And when he had considered
the thing, he came to the house of Mary the
mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where
many were gathered together praying.
He was a cousin of Barnabas
Colossians 4:10 Aristarchus my fellow
prisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son
to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received
commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)
Gospel = glad tidings
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the
Lord, make his paths straight.
As = "According as".
It is written = it has been written
Prophets = Isaiah 40:3 The voice
of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye
the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert
a highway for our God.
Messenger = angel
Which = who
Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my
messenger, and he shall prepare the way before
me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly
come to his temple, even the messenger of the
covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall
come, saith the LORD of hosts.
2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and
who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is
like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and
purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons
of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that
they may offer unto the LORD an offering in
4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem
be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of
old, and as in former years.
4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins.
Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that crieth
in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the
LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for
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 sins.
Matthew 17:11 And Jesus answered and said
unto them, Elijah truly shall first come, and
restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, That Elijah is
come already, and they knew him not, but have
done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise
shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
Did baptize = it came to pass John was baptizing
Preach = was proclaiming, or heralding
Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the
Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
For = resulting in
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;
Went out = kept going out = unto.
All = for all parts.
The land = country, or territory = for the
Of = by
Confessing = Matthew 3:6 And were
baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their
Their = their own
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.
8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with
the Holy Spirit.
There cometh one mightier than I after me =
9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of
Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens
opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.
Straightway = immediately
Opened = parting or rending asunder
12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
Matthew 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I
have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well
pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he
shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
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.
14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
Jesus was there in the wilderness forty days,
tempted of Satan
The angels ministered unto him.
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.
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.
John was put in prison
Jesus preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God
After = This commences the first subject
of the Lord's ministry, which occupies in Mark
only six verses.
Put in prison = was dellivered up.
17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to
become fishers of men.
18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
Jesus knew from the first earth age, theses men
would come with Him
Fishers of men = Cast that net of truth to the
19 And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of
Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their
They didn't have to think about it, they went
20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in
the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he
entered into the synagogue, and taught.
22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one
that had authority, and not as the scribes.
23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he
Jesus taught them as one that had authority, the
word of God not man's words
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 of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
Even the evil spirit knew = Jesus was the
Holy One of God
26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud
voice, he came out of him.
Jesus ordered the evil spirits from the man
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 obey
28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region
round about Galilee.
29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered
into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
The evil spirit had to obey Christ
30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him
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.
32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that
were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
Christ touch her with His hand
Christ stands at the door knocking, waiting for
you to open the door
33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
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
35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out,
and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for
38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may
preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast
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.
41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched
him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from
him, and he was cleansed.
43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
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.
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 every
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