Mark 1



Mark 1

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Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

  • 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 Gentiles.
  • 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
2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
  • 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 righteousness.
    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.
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
  • 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.
4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of 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.
  • John
  • 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
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.
  • Went out = kept going out =  unto.
  • All = for all parts.
  • The land = country, or territory =  for the inhabitants.
  • Of = by
  • Confessing = Matthew 3:6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
  • Their = their own
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;

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.
  • There cometh one mightier than I after me = Jesus
8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

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:
  • Straightway = immediately
  • Opened = parting or rending asunder
11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
  • 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.
12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.

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.
  • Jesus was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan
  • 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,
  • 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.
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
  • Repent = change of mind
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.

17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
  • Jesus knew from the first earth age, theses men would come with Him
  • Fishers of men = Cast that net of truth to the people
18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
  • They didn't have to think about it, they went with Jesus
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 nets.

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.
  • Jesus taught them as one that had authority, the word of God not man's words
23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

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.
  • Even the evil spirit knew  = Jesus was the Holy One of God
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
  • Jesus ordered the evil spirits from the man
26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

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 him.
  • The evil spirit had to obey Christ
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.

30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.

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.
  • Christ touch her with His hand
  • Christ stands at the door knocking, waiting for you to open the door
32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

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 him.

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 thee.

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 out devils.

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 quarter.
 
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