Mark 1:2-8

2 aAs it is written in Isaiah the prophet
Some manuscripts  in the prophets

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

4 gJohn appeared, baptizing in hthe wilderness and proclaiming ia baptism of jrepentance kfor 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 lconfessing their sins. 6Now John was mclothed with camel’s hair and nwore a leather belt around his waist and ate olocusts and pwild honey. 7And he preached, saying qAfter me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 rI have baptized you with water, but she will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

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