Mark 1:1-8

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<div class=”esv-text”><h3 id=”p41001001.01-1″>John the Baptist Prepares the Way</h3>
<p class=”chapter-first” id=”p41001001.07-1″><span class=”chapter-num” id=”v41001001-1″>1:1 </span>The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.</p>
<p id=”p41001002.01-1″><span class=”verse-num” id=”v41001002-1″>2 </span>As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,</p>
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<p class=”line-group” id=”p41001002.09-1″>“Behold, I send my messenger before your face,<br />
<span class=”indent”></span>who will prepare your way,<br />
<span class=”verse-num” id=”v41001003-1″>3 </span>the voice of one crying in the wilderness:<br />
<span class=”indent”></span>‘Prepare the way of the Lord,<br />
<span class=”indent”></span>make his paths straight,’”</p>
<p class=”same-paragraph” id=”p41001004.01-1″><span class=”verse-num” id=”v41001004-1″>4 </span>John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41001005-1″>5 </span>And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41001006-1″>6 </span>Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41001007-1″>7 </span>And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41001008-1″>8 </span>I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” (<a href=”” class=”copyright”>ESV</a>)</p>