Mark 1:1-4

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, a  the Son of God.
Some manuscripts omit  the Son of God

2 c  As it is written in Isaiah the prophet
Some manuscripts  in the prophets

e  Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
who will prepare your way,
3 f  the voice of one crying in the wilderness:
g  Prepare
Or  crying: Prepare in the wilderness
the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight,’”

4 i  John appeared, baptizing in j  the wilderness and proclaiming k  a baptism of l  repentance m  for the forgiveness of sins.
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