Mark 1:2-8

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

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

4 g  John appeared, baptizing in h  the wilderness and proclaiming i  a baptism of j  repentance k  for the forgiveness of sins. 5And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan l  confessing their sins. 6Now John was m  clothed with camel’s hair and n  wore a leather belt around his waist and ate o  locusts and p  wild honey. 7And he preached, saying q  After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 r  I have baptized you with water, but s  he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

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