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Mark 1

The Preaching of John the Baptist

1The beginning of the [facts regarding the] good news of [a]Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it is written and forever remains in the [writings of the] prophet Isaiah:

Behold, I send My messenger ahead of You,
Who will prepare Your way—

A voice of one shouting in the wilderness,
Prepare the way of the Lord,
[b]Make His paths straight!’”

[c]John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins [that is, requiring a change of one’s old way of thinking, turning away from sin and seeking God and His righteousness]. And all the country of Judea and all the people of Jerusalem were continually going out to him; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins. John wore clothing made of camel’s hair and had a [wide] leather [d]band around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And he was preaching, saying, “After me comes He who is mightier [more powerful, more noble] than I, and I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the straps of His sandals [even as His slave]. As for me, I baptized you [who came to me] with water [only]; but He will baptize you [who truly repent] [e]with the Holy Spirit.”

The Baptism of Jesus

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 [f]Immediately coming up out of the water, he (John) saw the heavens torn open, and the [g]Spirit like a dove descending on Him (Jesus); 11 and a [h]voice came out of heaven saying: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased and delighted!”

12 Immediately the [Holy] Spirit forced Him out into the wilderness. 13 He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted [to do evil] by Satan; and He was with the wild animals, and the angels ministered continually to Him.

Jesus Preaches in Galilee

14 Now after John [the Baptist] was arrested and [i]taken into custody, Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the good news of [the kingdom of] God, 15 and saying, “The [appointed period of] time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life] and believe [with a deep, abiding trust] in the good news [regarding salvation].”

16 As Jesus was walking by the shore of the [j]Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon [Peter] and Simon’s brother, [k]Andrew, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, [l]Follow Me [as My disciples, accepting Me as your Master and Teacher and walking the same path of life that I walk], and I will make you fishers of men.” 18 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him [becoming His disciples, believing and trusting in Him and following His example]. 19 Going on a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John, who were also in the boat mending and cleaning the nets. 20 Immediately Jesus called to them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers, and went away to follow Him [becoming His disciples, believing and trusting in Him and following His example].

21 They went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 They were completely amazed at His teaching; because He was teaching them as one having [God-given] authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out [terribly from the depths of his throat], 24 saying, “[m]What business do You have with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” 25 Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet (muzzled, silenced), and come out of him!” 26 The unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions, and screeching with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 They were all so amazed that they debated and questioned each other, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits (demons), and they obey Him.” 28 Immediately the news about Him spread everywhere throughout the district surrounding Galilee.

Healing the Crowds

29 And immediately they left the synagogue and went into the house of Simon [Peter] and Andrew, accompanied by James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever; and immediately they told Him about her. 31 Jesus went to her, and taking her by the hand, raised her up; and the fever left her, and she began to serve them [as her guests].

32 Now when evening came, after the sun had set [and the Sabbath Day had ended, in a steady stream] they were bringing to Him all who were sick and those who were under the power of demons, 33 until the whole city had gathered together at the door. 34 And Jesus healed many who were suffering with various diseases; and He drove out many demons, but would not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him [recognizing Him as the Son of God].

35 Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left [the house], and went out to a secluded place, and was praying there. 36 Simon [Peter] and his companions searched [everywhere, looking anxiously] for Him, 37 and they found Him and said, “Everybody is looking for You!” 38 He replied, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so I may preach there also; that is why I came [from the Father].” 39 So He went throughout Galilee, preaching [the gospel] in their synagogues and casting out demons.

40 And a leper came to Him, begging Him and falling on his knees before Him, saying, “If You are willing, You are able to make me [n]clean.” 41 Moved with compassion [for his suffering], Jesus reached out with His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” 42 The leprosy left him immediately and he was cleansed [completely healed and restored to health]. 43 And Jesus [deeply moved] admonished him sternly and sent him away immediately, 44 saying to him, “See that you tell no one anything [about this]; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your purification what Moses commanded, as proof to them [that you are really healed].” 45 But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news [of his healing], to such an extent that Jesus could no longer openly enter a city [where He was known], but stayed out in the unpopulated places; yet people were still coming to Him from everywhere.

Notas al pie

  1. Mark 1:1 Mark’s gospel is believed to be directed primarily to Gentile believers in Rome. Since Gentiles would not necessarily be familiar with the Jewish title Messiah, he emphasizes instead the fact that Jesus is the Son of God.
  2. Mark 1:3 A ruler or nobleman traveling in the wilderness would have a crew of workmen preparing and clearing the road ahead of him. In spiritual terms, John the Baptist was clearing the way for the arrival of the Messiah by preparing the hearts of his followers.
  3. Mark 1:4 Considered the last of the Old Testament prophets, John the Baptist was the son of Zecharias (Zechariah) the priest and his wife, Elizabeth. Elizabeth and Mary, the mother of Jesus, were related (Luke 1:36), and Mary may have been with Elizabeth at the time John was born (Luke 1:56). John the Baptist is not to be confused with John the Apostle who, along with his brother James, was among the twelve disciples of Jesus.
  4. Mark 1:6 This band (sash, girdle) was about six inches wide and had clasps or fasteners in front. It was used to carry personal items such as a dagger, money or other necessary things.
  5. Mark 1:8 The Greek here can be translated with, in, or by.
  6. Mark 1:10 Mark uses the word “immediately” almost forty times in his gospel.
  7. Mark 1:10 The three persons of the Godhead were present: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  8. Mark 1:11 See note Matt 3:17.
  9. Mark 1:14 Cf 6:17 ff.
  10. Mark 1:16 A fresh water lake about 13 miles long and 7 miles wide, almost 700 feet below sea level and center of a busy fishing industry.
  11. Mark 1:16 One of the followers of John the Baptist (John 1:40).
  12. Mark 1:17 The concept of “follow” can represent three separate possibilities: in the early stages of His ministry, (1) walking with Him physically (literally), that is merely being in His presence regardless of personal belief or commitment; (2) accepting and identifying with the salvation He offered; and later on (3) being identified with Him by being subject to the scorn and rejection of unbelievers because of personal belief and commitment to Him.
  13. Mark 1:24 Lit What to me and to you, originally a Hebrew idiom which does not translate well into English. The idiom is meant to inform the other person that the speaker is not aware of any obligation between them and does not wish to deal with the other person (cf 2 Sam 16:10).
  14. Mark 1:40 Lepers were ceremonially unclean according to OT law (Lev 13:45, etc.) and were not to come into physical contact with other people. The leper’s request was the same as asking for healing.

Ang Pulong Sa Dios

Marcos 1

Ang Pagwali ni Juan nga Tigbautismo

(Mat. 3:1-12; Luc. 3:1-18; Juan 1:19-28)

11-2 Mao kini ang Maayong Balita mahitungod kang Jesu-Cristo nga Anak sa Dios. Nagsugod kini sa dihang natuman ang panagna ni Propeta Isaias. Kaniadto pa gisulat ni Isaias ang gisulti sa Dios mahitungod sa iyang Anak. Kini naga-ingon, “Ipadala ko ang akong tigbalita una kanimo aron sa pag-andam sa imong agianan.[a] Kini nga tigbalita mao ang magwalig makusog sa mamingaw nga dapit. Mag-ingon siya sa mga tawo, ‘Andama ninyo ang agianan alang sa Ginoo. Tul-ira ang dalan nga iyang paga-agian.’ ”[b]

4-5 Natuman kini sa pag-abot ni Juan nga tigbautismo didto sa mamingaw nga dapit. Daghan ang mga tawo nga miadto kaniya gikan sa tanang lungsod sa Judea, ug daghan gayod ang gikan sa Jerusalem. Nagwali si Juan kanila nga naga-ingon, “Hinulsoli ug biyai ninyo ang inyong mga sala ug pagpabautismo kamo, ug ang Dios mopasaylo kaninyo.” Gisugid nila ang ilang mga sala ug gibautismohan niya sila didto sa Suba sa Jordan. Ang bisti ni Juan hinimo gikan sa balhibo sa kamelyo ug ang iyang bakos panit. Ang iyang pagkaon dulon ug dugos. Mao kini ang iyang gisangyaw, “May muabot sunod kanako nga mas gamhanan pa kay kanako ug dili gani ako takos nga mahimong iyang sulugoon.”[c] Nagaingon pa gayod siya, “Ako nagabautismo kaninyo sa tubig, apan siya magabautismo kaninyo sa Espiritu Santo.”

Ang Pagbautismo ug Pagsulay kang Jesus

(Mat. 3:13–4:11; Luc. 3:21-22; 4:1-13)

Niadtong panahona miabot si Jesus gikan sa Nazaret nga sakop sa probinsya sa Galilea, ug nagpabautismo siya kang Juan sa Suba sa Jordan. 10 Pagkawas ni Jesus sa tubig, nakita dayon niya nga naabli ang langit, ug mikunsad kaniya ang Espiritu Santo sama sa salampati. 11 Ug may tingog nga nadungog gikan sa langit nga naga-ingon, “Ikaw ang akong hinigugma nga Anak. Nalipay gayod ako kanimo.”

12 Diha-diha gipaadto siya sa Espiritu Santo sa mamingaw nga dapit. 13 Didto gitintal siya ni Satanas sulod sa 40 ka adlaw. May mabangis nga mga mananap didto, apan gialagaran siya sa mga anghel.

Gitawag ni Jesus ang Upat ka Mangi-ngisda

(Mat. 4:12-22; Luc. 4:14-15; 5:1-11)

14 Sa dihang napriso si Juan nga tigbautismo, miadto si Jesus sa Galilea ug nagwali sa Maayong Balita nga gikan sa Dios. 15 Miingon siya, “Miabot na ang panahon nga gipanagna sa mga propeta kaniadto. Ang paghari sa Dios haduol na gayod. Busa hinulsoli ug biyai ang inyong mga sala ug tuohi ninyo ang Maayong Balita.”

16 Usa niana ka adlaw samtang naglakaw si Jesus sa daplin sa Linaw sa Galilea, nakita niya ang managsoon nga si Simon ug si Andres nga nagtaktak ug pukot kay mga mangi-ngisda man kini sila. 17 Miingon si Jesus kanila, “Sunod kamo kanako ug dili na isda ang inyong pangitaon, kay tudloan ko kamo sa pagpangisda ug mga tawo.” 18 Diha-diha gibiyaan nila ang ilang mga pukot ug misunod kaniya.

19 Human niadto, mipadayon si Jesus sa paglakaw ug sa unahan nakita niya ang managsoon nga si Santiago ug si Juan nga mga anak ni Zebede. Diha sila sa ilang sakayan nga nagaayo sa ilang pukot. 20 Gitawag dayon niya sila. Gibiyaan nila ang ilang amahan nga si Zebede didto sa sakayan uban sa ilang mga sinuholan nga mga tawo, ug miuban sila kang Jesus.

Ang Tawo nga may Daotang Espiritu

(Luc. 4:31-37)

21 Miadto sila sa lungsod sa Capernaum. Sa pag-abot sa Adlaw nga Igpapahulay, misulod si Jesus sa sinagoga sa mga Judio ug nagtudlo siya. 22 Natingala gayod ang mga tawo sa iyang pagpanudlo tungod kay nagtudlo siya nga may gahom, ug dili sama sa pagpanudlo sa mga magtutudlo sa Kasugoan.

23 Sa mga tawo didto nga nagtigom adunay usa nga may daotang espiritu nga misinggit, 24 “Jesus nga taga-Nazaret, unsay labot mo kanamo? Mianhi ka ba aron paglaglag kanamo? Nakaila ako kanimo. Ikaw ang Balaan nga gipadala sa Dios.” 25 Apan gibadlong ni Jesus ang daotang espiritu, “Hilom ug gawas kaniya!” 26 Ang mao nga tawo gipakurog sa daotang espiritu nga misinggit samtang naggawas gikan kaniya. 27 Natingala gayod ang mga tawo didto, busa miingon sila, “Unsa kini? Bag-o kini nga pagtulon-an. Bisan ang mga daotang espiritu namandoan niya ug mituman kaniya.” 28 Busa dali rang nabaniog ang balita mahitungod kang Jesus sa tibuok nga probinsya sa Galilea.

Gipang-ayo ni Jesus ang Daghang mga Tawo

(Mat. 8:14-17; Luc. 4:38-41)

29 Migawas sila sa sinagoga sa mga Judio ug miadto sa balay nila ni Simon ug Andres. Miuban usab si Santiago ug si Juan. 30 Niadtong higayona nagahigda ang ugangan nga babaye ni Simon kay gihilantan. Ug gisulti dayon nila kini kang Jesus. 31 Busa miduol si Jesus sa babaye ug gikuptan sa kamot ug gipabangon. Diha-diha naayo siya ug gisilbihan niya ug pagkaon sila si Jesus.

32 Sa pagsalop sa adlaw, gidala sa mga tawo ngadto kang Jesus ang tanan nga masakiton ug ang mga gigamhan sa mga daotang espiritu. 33 Daghan kaayo ang mga taga-lungsod nga nagpundok sa atubangan sa balay. 34 Giayo ni Jesus ang daghang mga masakiton nga may nagkalain-laing mga sakit, ug iyang giabog ang daghang mga daotang espiritu. Wala niya tugoti nga mosulti ang mga daotang espiritu kay nakaila man sila kon kinsa siya.

Nagwali si Jesus sa Galilea

(Luc. 4:42-44)

35 Sa pagkasunod nga adlaw, kadlawon pang mibangon si Jesus ug miadto sa mamingaw nga dapit ug nagaampo. 36 Gipangita siya ni Simon ug sa iyang mga kauban. 37 Sa pagkakita nila kaniya miingon sila, “Gipangita ka sa tanan.” 38 Apan miingon siya kanila, “Dali kamo, mangadto kita sa mga duol nga lungsod aron makawali ako didto, kay mao kini ang hinungdan nganong mianhi ako dinhi sa kalibotan.” 39 Busa gilibot ni Jesus ang tibuok Galilea ug nagwali diha sa mga sinagoga sa mga Judio ug nanghingilin sa mga daotang espiritu nga misulod sa mga tawo.

Giayo ni Jesus ang Tawo nga May Ngilngig nga Sakit sa Panit

(Mat. 8:1-4; Luc. 5:12-16)

40 May usa ka tawo nga may ngilngig nga sakit sa panit,[d] nga miduol kang Jesus. Miluhod siya ug nagpakilooy nga naga-ingon, “Kon imong pagbuot, mahimo mo akong ayohon sa akong sangla aron maisip ako nga hinlo.” 41 Nalooy gayod si Jesus kaniya. Busa gihikap niya siya ug miingon, “Oo, buot ko. Mahinlo ka!” 42 Ug diha-diha dayon nawala ang iyang sangla ug nahinlo siya.[e] 43-44 Gipahimangnoan siya ni Jesus, “Ayaw gayod pagsulti kang bisan kinsa bahin niini, diretso hinuon sa pari ug pagpatan-aw kaniya. Unya paghalad sa halad nga gisugo ni Moises sa pagpamatuod ngadto sa mga tawo nga hinlo ka na.” Ug gipalakaw dayon siya ni Jesus. 45 Apan milakaw ang tawo ug nanugilon mahitungod sa nahitabo kaniya. Busa mikaylap ang balita mahitungod sa nahitabo sa sanglahon hangtod nga dili na makasulod si Jesus sa mga lungsod kay nagduot naman ang mga tawo sa pag-adto kaniya. Nagpabilin na lang siya didto sa mamingaw nga dapit. Apan miadto pa gihapon ang mga tawo kaniya gikan sa nagkalain-laing mga dapit.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1-2 Tan-awa usab ang Mal. 3:1.
  2. 1:3 Tan-awa usab ang Isa. 40:3.
  3. 1:7 takos nga mahimong iyang sulugoon: sa literal, takos nga modungo sa pagtangtang sa hikot sa iyang sandalyas.
  4. 1:40 ngilngig nga sakit sa panit: Tan-awa Ang Lista sa mga Pulong sa luyo.
  5. 1:42 nahinlo siya: buot ipasabot, hinlo na ang iyang panit ug hinlo na siya sumala sa seremonya sa mga Judio.