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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 Sang Dios

Marcos 1

Ang Pagwali ni Juan nga Manugbautiso

11-2 Amo ini ang Maayong Balita parte kay Jesu-Cristo nga Anak sang Dios. Nagsugod ini sang matuman ang ginsulat ni Propeta Isaias parte sa ginhambal sang Dios sa iya Anak nga nagasiling, “Ipadala ko ang akon mensahero una sa imo sa pagpreparar sang imo alagyan.[a] Ini nga mensahero amo ang magawali sing mabaskog sa kamingawan. Magasiling siya sa mga tawo, ‘Ipreparar ninyo ang alagyan para sa Ginoo. Tadlunga ang dalan nga iya pagaagyan.’ ”[b]

4-5 Kag natuman ini sang pag-abot ni Juan nga manugbautiso didto sa kamingawan. Madamo gid nga mga tawo ang nagkadto sa iya halin sa Jerusalem kag sa bug-os nga probinsya sang Judea. Nagwali si Juan sa ila nga nagasiling, “Hinulsuli kag bayai ninyo ang inyo mga sala, kag magpabautiso kamo, agod patawaron kamo sang Dios.” Gintuad nila ang ila mga sala kag ginbautisohan sila ni Juan sa Suba sang Jordan. Ang bayo ni Juan hinimo halin sa bulbol sang kamelyo, kag ang iya paha panit. Ang iya ginakaon apan kag dugos. Amo ini ang iya ginapahibalo: “May magaabot nga nagasunod sa akon nga mas gamhanan pa sang sa akon kag indi gani ako takos nga mangin iya suluguon.”[c] Nagsiling pa gid siya, “Ako nagabautiso sa inyo sa tubig, pero siya magabautiso sa inyo sa Espiritu Santo.”

Ang Pagbautiso kag Pagsulay kay Jesus

Sang sadto nga tion, nag-abot si Jesus halin sa Nazaret nga sakop sang Galilea, kag nagpabautiso siya kay Juan sa Suba sang Jordan. 10 Pagtakas ni Jesus sa tubig, nakita niya dayon nga nag-abri ang langit, kag naghugpa sa iya ang Espiritu Santo sa dagway sang pating. 11 Kag may tingog nga nabatian halin sa langit nga nagasiling, “Ikaw ang akon hinigugma nga Anak. Nalipay gid ako sa imo.”

12 Sa gilayon ginpakadto siya sang Espiritu Santo sa kamingawan. 13 Kag didto siya nagtiner sa sulod sang 40 ka adlaw nga ginasulay ni Satanas. May mapintas nga mga sapat didto, pero ginbuligan siya sang mga anghel.

Gintawag ni Jesus ang Apat ka Mangingisda

14 Sang napriso si Juan nga manugbautiso, nagkadto si Jesus sa Galilea kag nagwali sang Maayong Balita nga halin sa Dios. 15 Nagsiling siya, “Nag-abot na ang tion nga gintagna sang mga propeta sang una. Malapit na[d] ang paghari sang Dios. Gani maghinulsol kamo sa inyo mga sala kag magtuo sa Maayong Balita.”

16 Isa sadto ka adlaw, sang nagalakat si Jesus sa higad sang Dagat[e] sang Galilea, nakita niya ang mag-utod nga si Simon kag si Andres nga nagaladlad sang pukot. Mga mangingisda sila. 17 Nagsiling si Jesus sa ila, “Sunod kamo sa akon kag indi na isda ang inyo pangitaon, kay himuon ko kamo nga mga mangingisda sang mga tawo.” 18 Sa gilayon ginbayaan nila ang ila mga pukot kag nagsunod sa iya.

19 Pagkatapos sadto, nagpadayon si Jesus sa paglakat, kag sa unhan nakita niya ang mag-utod nga si Santiago kag si Juan nga mga anak ni Zebedee. Ara sila sa ila sakayan nga nagapamuna sang ila pukot. 20 Gintawag dayon sila ni Jesus. Ginbayaan nila didto sa sakayan ang ila amay nga si Zebedee kag ang mga trabahador nila, kag nagsunod sila kay Jesus.

Ang Tawo nga may Malaot nga Espiritu

21 Nagkadto sila ni Jesus sa Capernaum. Pag-abot sang Adlaw nga Inugpahuway, nagsulod si Jesus sa simbahan sang mga Judio kag nagpanudlo. 22 Natingala gid ang mga tawo sa iya pagpanudlo, tungod nga nagatudlo siya nga may awtoridad, kag indi pareho sang mga manunudlo sang Kasuguan.

23 Sa mga tawo didto nga nagatilipon may isa nga may malaot nga espiritu nga nagsinggit, 24 “Jesus nga taga-Nazaret, ano ang labot mo sa amon? Nagkadto ka bala diri sa paglaglag sa amon? Kilala ko ikaw. Ikaw ang Balaan nga ginpadala sang Dios.” 25 Pero ginsabdong ni Jesus ang malaot nga espiritu, “Maghipos ka kag magguwa sa iya!” 26 Ang ato nga tawo ginpakurog sang malaot nga espiritu nga nagasinggit samtang nagaguwa sa iya. 27 Natingala gid ang mga tawo didto, gani nagsiling sila, “Ano ini? Bag-o ini nga klase sang pagpanudlo nga may gahom. Bisan ang malaot nga mga espiritu ginamanduan niya kag nagatuman sa iya.” 28 Gani madasig nga naglapnag ang balita parte kay Jesus sa bug-os nga probinsya sang Galilea.

Ginpang-ayo ni Jesus ang Madamo nga mga Tawo

29 Naghalin sila sa simbahan sang mga Judio kag nagkadto sa balay nila ni Simon kag ni Andres. Nag-upod man si Santiago kag si Juan. 30 Sang sadto nga tion, nagahigda ang ugangan nga babayi ni Simon, kay may hilanat siya. Kag ginsugid dayon nila ini kay Jesus. 31 Gani ginpalapitan siya ni Jesus kag gin-uyatan sa kamot kag ginpabangon. Nag-ayo dayon siya, kag ginhimusan niya sang pagkaon sila ni Jesus.

32 Pagkasalop sang adlaw, gindala sang mga tawo kay Jesus ang tanan nga nagamasakit kag ang mga may malaot nga espiritu. 33 Madamo gid nga mga tawo sa banwa ang nagtilipon sa atubangan sang balay. 34 Gin-ayo ni Jesus ang madamo nga mga nagamasakit sang nagkalain-lain nga balatian, kag gintabog niya ang madamo nga malaot nga mga espiritu. Wala niya pagtuguti nga maghambal ang malaot nga mga espiritu, kay kilala nila kon sin-o siya.

Nagwali si Jesus sa Galilea

35 Sang madason nga adlaw, sang madulumdulom pa, nagbangon si Jesus kag nagkadto sa kamingawan kag nagpangamuyo. 36 Ginpangita siya ni Simon kag sang iya mga kaupod. 37 Pagkakita nila kay Jesus nagsiling sila, “Ginapangita ka sang tanan.” 38 Pero nagsiling siya sa ila, “Malakat kita sa malapit nga mga banwa agod makawali man ako didto, kay amo ini ang kabangdanan nga nagkadto ako diri sa kalibutan.” 39 Gani ginlibot ni Jesus ang bug-os nga Galilea nga nagawali sa mga simbahan sang mga Judio kag nagatabog sang malaot nga mga espiritu sa mga tawo nga ila ginsudlan.

Gin-ayo ni Jesus ang Tawo nga May Delikado nga Balatian sa Panit

40 May nagpalapit kay Jesus nga isa ka tawo nga may delikado nga balatian sa panit.[f] Nagluhod siya kay Jesus kag nagpakitluoy, “Kon gusto mo, mapaayo mo ako sa akon balatian agod makabig ako nga matinlo.” 41 Naluoy gid si Jesus sa iya. Gani gintandog niya siya kag nagsiling, “Gusto ko. Magmatinlo ka!” 42 Sa gilayon nadula ang iya balatian kag nagtinlo siya.[g] 43 Ginpalakat dayon siya ni Jesus pagkatapos nga ginpaandaman niya siya. Siling niya, 44 “Indi ka gid magpanugid bisan kay sin-o parte sini, kundi magderetso ka sa pari kag magpatan-aw sa iya.[h] Dayon maghalad ka sang halad nga ginsugo ni Moises sa pagpamatuod sa mga tawo nga matinlo ka na.” 45 Pero ato nga tawo naglakat kag nagsagi panugid parte sa natabo sa iya. Gani naglapnag ang balita parte sa natabo sa tawo hasta indi na makasulod si Jesus sa mga banwa, kay nagadinaguso ang mga tawo pakadto sa iya. Didto na lang siya nagtiner sa kamingawan. Pero padayon pa gihapon ang pagkadto sang mga tawo sa iya halin sa iban nga mga lugar.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1-2 Mal. 3:1.
  2. 1:3 Isa. 40:3.
  3. 1:7 indi gani ako takos nga mangin iya suluguon: sa literal, indi gani ako takos nga magduko sa paghubad sang higot sang iya sandalyas.
  4. 1:15 Malapit na: ukon, Nag-abot na.
  5. 1:16 Dagat: Ang tubig nga ginmitlang diri ginatawag sa English nga “lake” ukon sa iban nga Bisaya, “linaw”.
  6. 1:40 delikado nga balatian sa panit: sa iban nga mga translations, aro. Ang Griego nga pulong sini ginagamit sa pila ka klase sang balatian sa panit nga ginakabig nga mahigko, suno sa Lev. 13.
  7. 1:42 nagtinlo siya: buot silingon, matinlo na ang iya panit kag makabig na siya nga matinlo sa ila relihiyon.
  8. 1:44 magpatan-aw sa iya agod makita sang pari nga nadula na ang iya balatian kag makabig na siya nga matinlo sa ila relihiyon.