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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.

En Levende Bok

Markus 1

Døperen Johannes rydder vei for Jesus

1Her begynner det glade budskapet om Jesus Kristus[a], den lovede kongen, Guds sønn.

Gud hadde forutsagt ved profeten Jesaja da han skrev:

”Lytt! Jeg sender min budbærer foran deg,
    han skal rydde veien for deg.[b]
En stemme roper i ødemarken:
    ’Rydd vei for Herren!
Gjør stiene rette for ham![c] ’ ”

Og nå viste denne budbæreren seg. Det var døperen Johannes. Han levde i ødemarken og underviste folk om at de kunne få syndene sine tilgitt dersom de vendte seg bort fra det onde, søkte Gud og lot seg døpe. Mennesker fra hele Judea og Jerusalem gikk ut i ødemarken for å høre hva han hadde å si. Da de hadde bekjent syndene sine, døpte han dem i elven Jordan. Johannes hadde klær som var laget av hår fra kamelene, og rundt midjen bar han et lærbelte. Maten han spiste, var gresshopper og honning fra ville bier. Han talte til folket og sa:

”Snart kommer en mann som er større enn meg. Han er så mektig at jeg ikke en gang er verdig til å bøye meg ned og løste opp remmene på sandalene hans.[d] Jeg døper dere med vann, men han skal døpe dere med Guds Hellige Ånd!”

Jesus blir døpt

Mens Johannes holdt på å døpe, dro Jesus fra hjembyen sin, Nasaret i Galilea. Han kom til elven Jordan og ble døpt av Johannes. 10 Da Jesus steg opp av vannet, fikk han[e] se himmelen åpne seg og Guds Ånd dale ned over ham som en due. 11 En stemme fra himmelen sa: ”Du er min elskede Sønn, du er min glede.”

Jesus blir fristet av Satan

12-13 Straks etter dette førte Guds Ånd Jesus ut i ødemarken. Der oppholdt han seg i 40 dager og ble fristet av Satan. Han levde blant de ville dyrene[f], og englene tjente ham.

Jesus taler til folket i Galilea

14 Da kong Herodes litt seinere satte Johannes i fengsel, gikk Jesus tilbake til Galilea for å spre det glade budskapet fra Gud.

15 Han sa: ”Tiden er kommet da Gud vil frelse menneskene og gjøre dem til sitt eget folk.[g] Vend dere bort fra synden, vend om til Gud og tro på det glade budskapet!”

De første disiplene

16 En dag da Jesus gikk langs Genesaretsjøen, fikk han se Simon og broren hans Andreas stå og kaste not i sjøen. De var fiskere.

17 Jesus ropte: ”Kom og bli disiplene mine, så skal jeg lære dere å fiske mennesker!” 18 De gikk straks fra fiskeutstyret sitt og fulgte ham.

19 Da han gikk litt lenger langs stranden, fikk han se sønnene til Sebedeus, Jakob og Johannes. De satt i en båt og gjorde i stand garna sine. 20 Han kalte også på dem, og de forlot faren Sebedeus og mannskapet hans for å bli med Jesus.

Jesus underviser med autoritet

21 Jesus og disiplene kom til byen Kapernaum. Da det ble hviledag[h], gikk de til synagogen[i] der Jesus underviste folket. 22 Alle var overrasket over undervisningen hans, for han lærte med autoritet, og ikke som de skriftlærde[j].

23 I synagogen var det denne dagen en mann som var besatt av en ond Ånd. Han begynte å skrike mot Jesus: 24 ”Hva har du med oss å gjøre, Jesus fra Nasaret? Har du kommet for å ta knekken på oss? Jeg vet hvem du er, du Guds Hellige tjener!”

25 Men Jesus snakket strengt til den onde ånden og sa: ”Ti! Far ut av ham!” 26 Da begynte ånden å rykke og slite i mannen og for ut av ham med et voldsomt skrik.

27 Folket som var i synagogen, ble helt forskrekket, begynte å diskutere med hverandre og stilte spørsmål: ”Hva er dette for en ny lære? Hvilken makt! Til og med de onde åndene lyder det han sier!”

28 Ryktet om ham gikk som en løpeild over hele Galilea.

Jesus helbreder svigermoren til Simon

29 Da Jesus og disiplene hadde forlatt synagogen, gikk de hjem til Simon og Andreas, sammen med Jakob og Johannes. 30 Der lå svigermoren til Simon syk med høy feber. Dette fortalte de straks til Jesus. 31 Han gikk da bort til henne, tok henne i hånden og reiste henne opp. Feberen forlot henne, og hun sto opp og laget mat til gjestene.

32 På kvelden, etter at solen hadde gått ned, kom de til ham med alle som var syke og besatte. 33 Hver eneste innbygger i Kapernaum hadde samlet seg utenfor døren. 34 Jesus helbredet mange syke som led av ulike slags sykdommer, og han drev ut mange onde ånder. Men han forbød åndene å si noe etter som de visste hvem han var.

Jesus taler til folket i Galilea

35 Neste morgen, lenge før det lysnet, gikk Jesus bort til en skjermet plass for å kunne be i ro og fred.

36 Simon og de andre skyndte seg ut for å finne ham. 37 Da de hadde funnet ham sa de: ”Alle spør etter deg.”

38 Men han svarte: ”Vi må gå til de andre byene her i nærheten, slik at jeg kan spre budskapet mitt også der. Det er derfor jeg er kommet hit.”

39 I tiden som fulgte, gikk de over hele Galilea og talte budskapet i synagogene[k] og drev ut mange onde ånder.

Jesus helbreder en spedalsk mann

40 En gang kom en spedalsk[l] mann og falt ned på kne for ham og ba: ”Om du vil, da kan du gjøre meg frisk.”

41 Jesus ble grepet av medfølelse, rakte ut hånden, rørte ved ham og sa: ”Det vil jeg. Du er frisk!” 42 Straks forsvant spedalskheten, og mannen var frisk. 43 Jesus sendte ham av sted og sa strengt til ham: 44 ”Ikke fortell dette til noen, men gå til presten og la han undersøke deg. Ta med deg det offeret som Moses har bestemt at de som blir friske fra spedalskhet, skal gi.[m] Da vil alle forstå at Gud har helbredet deg.” 45 Men mannen gikk straks av sted og fortalte til alle han møtte, at han hadde blitt frisk. Jesus kunne ikke vise seg åpent lenger i noen by, men måtte holde seg diskré ute i ødemarken. Likevel fant folk ham, og kom til ham fra alle kanter.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 ”Kristus” betyr ”den salvede” på gresk. Blant Israels folk ble konger, prester og profeter salvet med olje før de begynte oppgaven sin. Gud hadde gjennom profetene lovet å sende en salvet konge som skulle herske over alle folk. Jødene ventet på at denne kongen skulle gjenopprette Israel som nasjon. Det hebraisk ordet ”Messias” betyr ”den salvede”.
  2. 1:2 Se Malaki 3:1.
  3. 1:3 Se Jesaja 40:3.
  4. 1:7 Dette var en oppgave for slaver.
  5. 1:10 Det er uklart hvem ”han” viser til, men i følge Johannes sin fortelling om Jesus 1:33-34, så døperen Johannes hvordan Guds Ånd senker seg ned over Jesus.
  6. 1:12-13 Det var mange rovdyr i dette området på denne tiden, blant annet løver.
  7. 1:15 På gresk: Guds rike er nær.
  8. 1:21 I grunnteksten: Sabbaten. Jødene sin hviledag er den sjuende dagen i deres uke, altså lørdagen.
  9. 1:21 Synagogen er jødenes bygg for gudstjenester.
  10. 1:22 Fariseerne var eksperter på loven, som er et annet navn for hele den jødiske Skriften, det vil si Bibelens første del, den som vi kaller Det gamle testamente.
  11. 1:39 Synagogen er jødenes bygg for gudstjenester.
  12. 1:40 Ordet spedalsk, lepra, er blitt brukt på denne tiden for mange forskjellige hudsykedommer.
  13. 1:44 Se Tredje Mosebok 14:1-4.