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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.

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Marc 1

Préparation du ministère de Jésus

Jean-Baptiste, messager de Dieu

1Ici commence l’Evangile de Jésus-Christ, le Fils de Dieu[a], selon ce qui est écrit dans le livre du prophète Esaïe:

J’enverrai mon messager devant toi,
il te préparera le chemin[b] .
On entend la voix de quelqu’un qui crie dans le désert:
Préparez le chemin pour le Seigneur,
faites-lui des sentiers droits[c] .

Jean parut. Il baptisait dans le désert. Il appelait les gens à se faire baptiser en signe d’un profond changement[d], afin de recevoir le pardon de leurs péchés.

Tous les habitants de la Judée et de Jérusalem se rendaient auprès de lui. Ils se faisaient baptiser par lui dans le Jourdain, en reconnaissant publiquement leurs péchés. Jean était vêtu d’un vêtement de poils de chameau maintenu autour de la taille par une ceinture de cuir. Il se nourrissait de sauterelles et de miel sauvage. Et voici le message qu’il proclamait: Après moi va venir quelqu’un qui est plus puissant que moi. Je ne suis pas digne de me baisser devant lui pour dénouer la lanière de ses sandales. Moi, je vous ai baptisés dans l’eau, mais lui, il vous baptisera dans le Saint-Esprit.

Le baptême et la tentation de Jésus

Or, en ce temps-là, Jésus vint de Nazareth, un village de Galilée. Il fut baptisé par Jean dans le Jourdain. 10 Au moment où il sortait de l’eau, il vit le ciel se déchirer et l’Esprit descendre sur lui comme une colombe. 11 Une voix retentit alors du ciel: Tu es mon Fils bien-aimé, tu fais toute ma joie.

(Mt 4.1-11; Lc 4.1-13)

12 Aussitôt, l’Esprit poussa Jésus dans le désert. 13 Il y resta quarante jours et y fut tenté par Satan. Il était avec les bêtes sauvages, et les anges le servaient.

Ministère de Jésus en Galilée

Les premiers disciples

14 Lorsque Jean eut été arrêté, Jésus se rendit en Galilée. Il y prêcha la Bonne Nouvelle de l’Evangile qui vient de Dieu. 15 Il disait: Le temps est accompli. Le royaume de Dieu[e] est proche. Changez[f] et croyez à l’Evangile.

(Mt 4.18-22; Lc 5.1-3, 10-11)

16 Un jour, comme il longeait le lac de Galilée, il vit Simon et André, son frère. Ils lançaient un filet dans le lac, car ils étaient pêcheurs.

17 Jésus leur dit: Suivez-moi et je ferai de vous des pêcheurs d’hommes.

18 Ils abandonnèrent aussitôt leurs filets et le suivirent. 19 Poursuivant son chemin, il vit, un peu plus loin, Jacques, fils de Zébédée, et Jean son frère. Eux aussi étaient dans leur bateau et réparaient les filets. 20 Aussitôt, il les appela. Ils laissèrent Zébédée, leur père, dans le bateau, avec ses ouvriers, et suivirent Jésus.

Exorcismes, guérisons et prédication

21 Ils se rendirent à Capernaüm. Le jour du sabbat, Jésus entra dans la synagogue et se mit à enseigner[g]. 22 Ses auditeurs étaient profondément impressionnés par son enseignement, car il parlait avec une autorité que n’avaient pas les spécialistes de la Loi.

23 Or, il se trouvait juste à ce moment-là, dans leur synagogue, un homme qui était sous l’emprise d’un esprit mauvais. Il se mit à crier: 24 Que nous veux-tu, Jésus de Nazareth? Es-tu venu pour nous détruire[h]? Je sais qui tu es! Tu es le Saint envoyé par Dieu!

25 Mais, d’un ton sévère, Jésus lui ordonna: Tais-toi, et sors de cet homme!

26 Alors l’esprit mauvais secoua l’homme de convulsions et sortit de lui en poussant un grand cri.

27 Tous furent saisis de stupeur; ils se demandaient entre eux: Que se passe-t-il? Voilà un enseignement nouveau, et donné avec autorité! Il commande même aux esprits mauvais, et ils lui obéissent!

28 Aussitôt, sa réputation se répandit dans toute la Galilée.

(Mt 8.14-15; Lc 4.38-39)

29 Sortant de la synagogue, Jésus se rendit avec Jacques et Jean à la maison de Simon et d’André. 30 La belle-mère de Simon était couchée, avec une forte fièvre. Aussitôt, ils lui parlèrent d’elle. 31 Il s’approcha, lui prit la main, la fit lever. La fièvre la quitta, et elle se mit à les servir.

(Mt 4.24; 8.16-17; Lc 4.40-41)

32 Le soir, après le coucher du soleil, on lui amena tous les malades[i] et tous ceux qui étaient sous l’emprise de démons. 33 La ville entière se pressait devant la porte de la maison. 34 Il guérit beaucoup de personnes atteintes de diverses maladies. Il chassa aussi beaucoup de démons et leur défendit de parler, car ceux-ci savaient qui il était.

(Lc 4.42-44)

35 Le lendemain, bien avant l’aube, en pleine nuit, il se leva et sortit. Il alla dans un lieu désert pour y prier.

36 Simon et ses compagnons partirent à sa recherche. 37 Quand ils l’eurent trouvé, ils lui dirent: Tout le monde te cherche.

38 – Allons ailleurs, leur répondit-il, dans les villages voisins! Il faut que j’y annonce aussi mon message. Car c’est pour cela que je suis venu[j].

39 Et il partit à travers toute la Galilée: il prêchait dans leurs synagogues et chassait les démons.

(Mt 8.1-4; Lc 5.12-16)

40 Un lépreux s’approcha de lui. Il le supplia, tomba à genoux[k] devant lui et lui dit: Si tu le veux, tu peux me rendre pur.

41 Jésus, pris de compassion pour lui[l], tendit la main, le toucha et lui dit: Je le veux, sois pur.

42 Aussitôt, la lèpre le quitta et il fut pur.

43 Jésus lui fit de sévères recommandations et le renvoya aussitôt: 44 Attention, ne dis rien à personne, mais va te faire examiner par le prêtre et apporte l’offrande prescrite par Moïse pour ta purification. Cela leur servira de témoignage[m].

45 Mais lui, à peine sorti, se mit à proclamer à tout le monde ce qui lui était arrivé et il répandit la nouvelle partout. A cause de cela, Jésus ne pouvait plus aller ouvertement dans une localité; il se tenait en dehors, dans des lieux déserts; et on venait à lui de toutes parts.

Notas al pie

  1. 1.1 L’expression le Fils de Dieu est absente de certains manuscrits.
  2. 1.2 Ml 3.1 .
  3. 1.3 Es 40.3 cité selon l’ancienne version grecque.
  4. 1.4 Autres traductions: se faire baptiser en signe de repentance, ou pour indiquer qu’ils changeaient de comportement.
  5. 1.15 D’autres comprennent: le règne de Dieu.
  6. 1.15 Autres traductions: repentez-vous ou changez d’attitude ou changez de comportement.
  7. 1.21 Chaque Juif avait le droit de prendre la parole dans la synagogue pour expliquer les Ecritures.
  8. 1.24 Autre traduction: tu es venu pour nous détruire.
  9. 1.32 Car le sabbat se terminait après le coucher du soleil. On pouvait alors de nouveau transporter des malades.
  10. 1.38 Autre traduction: que je suis sorti de Capernaüm (voir v. 35).
  11. 1.40 L’expression tomba à genoux est absente de certains manuscrits.
  12. 1.41 A la place de pris de compassion pour lui certains manuscrits ont: en colère contre lui. C’est pourquoi d’autres traduisent: Jésus irrité de son attitude le renvoya. En effet, le lépreux n’aurait pas dû pénétrer dans le village.
  13. 1.44 Autres traductions: cela prouvera à tous que tu es guéri ou cela prouvera à tous mon respect de la Loi.