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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.

Nkwa Asem

Marko 1

Yohane Osuboni asɛnka

1Asɛmpa a ɛfa Yesu Kristo, Onyankopɔn Ba no ho mfitiase ni:

Odiyifo Yesaia nhoma no mu no, Onyankopɔn kae se, ɔbɛsoma ne Ba aba asase so. Nanso ɔbɔfo bi bedi n’anim a, ɔno na obesiesie kwan ama no.

Saa ɔbɔfo yi bɛtena sare so, na wateɛm se, “Munsiesie Awurade akwan. Obiara nsiesie ne ho mfa ntwɛn Awurade ba no.”

Saa ɔbɔfo no, ɔne Yohane Osuboni. Ɔtenaa sare so, na ɔkyerɛkyerɛɛ wɔn se, wonnu wɔn ho wɔ wɔn bɔne ho, na wɔmma wɔmmɔ wɔn asu sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a Onyankopɔn de wɔn bɔne befiri wɔn. Nnipa fifi Yerusalem ne Yudea nkurow so kohuu Yohane, tiee no. Na wɔkaa wɔn bɔne kyerɛɛ no no, ɔbɔɔ wɔn asu wɔ asubɔnten Yordan mu. Na Yohane hyɛ atade a wɔde aboa nhoma na apam a aboa nhoma abɔso nso bɔ mu. N’aduan yɛ mmoadabi ne ɛwo. Ne nkyerɛkyerɛ no mu, ɔkae se, “Ɛrenkyɛ koraa, obi bɛba a ɔwɔ tumi sen me a, ne mpaboa mpo ɛnsɛ sɛ mikita. Me de, mede nsu na ɛbɔ mo asu, na ɔno de, ɔde Onyankopɔn Honhom Kronkron na ɛbɛbɔ mo asu!”

Yesu asubɔ ne ne sɔhwɛ

Da bi, Yesu fii Nasaret a ɛwɔ Galileaman mu bae maa Yohane bɔɔ no asu wɔ asubɔnten Yordan mu. 10 Yesu fi nsu no mu sii koko so ara pɛ, ohui sɛ ɔsoro abue na Honhom Kronkron resian sɛ aborɔnoma aba ne so. Saa bere no ara mu, 11 ɛnne bi fi soro kae se, “Wone me dɔ Ba a wosɔ m’ani.”

12 Ɛhɔ ara, Honhom Kronkron de Yesu kɔɔ sare so. 13 Ɔtenaa hɔ adaduanan a, na obiara nka ne ho ka wuram mmoa nko ara. Ɛhɔ na ɔbonsam sɔɔ no hwɛe. Akyiri yi, abɔfo ba bɛsom no.

Asuafo baanan a wodi kan no frɛ

14 Ɔhene Herode kyeree Yohane akyi no, Yesu kɔɔ Galilea kɔkaa Asɛmpa no wɔ hɔ.

15 Ɔkae se, “Bere no awie du! Onyankopɔn Ahenni no abɛn. Monsakra mo adwene na munnye Asɛmpa no nni!”

16 Da bi a Yesu nam Galilea mpoano no, ohuu Simon ne ne nua Andrea sɛ wɔregu asau.

17 Yesu frɛɛ wɔn se, “Mummedi m’akyi! Na mɛma mo ayɛ nnipayifo.” 18 Ɛhɔ ara, wogyaw wɔn asau no guu hɔ bedii n’akyi.

19 Ɔkɔɔ n’anim kakra no, ohuu Sebedeo mma baanu a, wɔfrɛ ɔbaako Yohane, ɛnna ɔbaako nso Yakobo, sɛ wɔte ɔkorow mu renwene wɔn asau. 20 Ɔfrɛɛ wɔn nso sɛ wommedi n’akyi. Ntɛm ara, wogyaw wɔn agya Sebedeo ne n’apaafo hɔ wɔ ɔkorow no mu bedii n’akyi.

Yesu tu honhommɔne

21 Yesu ne n’akyidifo yi beduu Kapernaum. Na Homeda dui no, ɔkɔɔ asɔredan mu kɔkaa Asɛmpa no. 22 Nnipa no tee asɛm no no, wɔn ho dwiriw wɔn, efisɛ, ɔkasae te sɛ obi a ɔwɔ tumi, na mmom wankasa sɛ mmara no akyerɛkyerɛfo no.

23 Amonom hɔ ara, ɔbarima bi a honhommɔne bi hyɛ ne mu de nteɛteɛm puee wɔ Asɔredan mu hɔ se, 24 “Dɛn na wo Nasaretni Yesu wɔ ne yɛn yɛ? Woaba sɛ worebɛsɛe yɛn anaa? Minim wo sɛ wone Onyankopɔn Ba Kronkron no!”

25 Yesu teɛteɛɛ honhommɔne no se, “Mua w’ano! Fi ne mu kɔ!” 26 Honhommɔne no wosow saa ɔbarima no ma ɔteɛteɛɛm dennen na etu kɔe. 27 Nnipa no nyinaa ho dwiriw wɔn ma wobisabisaa wɔn ho wɔn ho se, “Nkyerɛkyerɛ foforo bɛn ni? Ahonhommɔne mpo tie ne nne!”

28 Saa anwonwade a ɔyɛɛ yi ho asɛm trɛw faa Galileaman mu nyinaa.

Yesu sa nyarewa

29 Wofi asɔredan no mu no, ɔne n’asuafo no kɔɔ Simon ne Andrea fi. 30 Wɔkɔtoo sɛ atiridii abɔ Simon asebea ma ɔda hɔ. 31 Yesu kɔɔ faako a ɔda hɔ, kosoo ne nsa ma ɔsɔre tenaa ase. Ɛhɔ ara, atiridii no tu fii ne so. Ɔsɔre noaa aduan maa wɔn.

32 Eduu anwummere no, nnipa no de ayarefo ne wɔn a wɔwɔ ahonhommɔne brɛɛ Yesu sɛ ɔnsa wɔn yare. 33 Nnipa bebree bɛboaa wɔn ho ano wɔ ofi no abobow ano, hwɛɛ nea ɛrekɔ so. 34 Saa anwummere no ara, Yesu saa ayarefo bebree yare.Otuu ahonhommɔne bebree nso. Nanso wamma ahonhommɔne no ankasa, efisɛ, na wonim no.

Yesu asɛnka wɔ Galilea

35 Ade kyee anɔpatutuutu no, Yesu nko ara kɔɔ sare so kɔbɔɔ mpae.

36 Akyiri yi, Simon ne ebinom nso fii adi kɔhwehwɛɛ no, 37 na wohuu no no, wɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Nnipa bebree rehwehwɛ wo.”

38 Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ yɛkɔ nkurow a aka no so, na mekɔka m’asɛm kyerɛ wɔn, efisɛ, ɛno nti na mebae.”

39 Enti ɔkɔɔ Galileaman mu baabiara kɔkaa Asɛmpa no wɔ hyiadan mu, tuu ahonhommɔne bebree nso.

Yesu sa ɔkwatani bi yare

40 Ɔkwatani bi bɛkotow no srɛɛ no sɛ, “Mesrɛ wo, sa me yare.”

41 Ɔkwatani no yɛɛ Yesu mmɔbɔ, enti ɔde ne nsa kaa no kae se, “Mɛsa wo yare! Wo ho ntɔ wo!” 42 Amonom hɔ ara, kwata no fii ne ho maa ne ho tɔɔ no!

43 Yesu bɔɔ n’ano denneenen se, 44 “Nka saa asɛm yi nkyerɛ obiara, na mmom fa wo ho kɔkyerɛ ɔsɔfo. Sɛ worekɔ a, fa w’afɔrebɔde a Mose ahyɛ sɛ akwatafo a wɔasa wɔn yare mfa nka wɔn ho nkɔ no, ka wo ho kɔ sɛnea ɛbɛma obiara ahu sɛ, wo ho atɔ wo bio.”

45 Nanso ɔrekɔ no nyinaa, na ɔde nteɛteɛm rebɔ n’ayaresa no ho dawuru. Esiane eyi nti, sɛ Yesu kɔ baabiara a, nnipadɔm betwa ne ho hyia. Ɛno nti, afei baabiara a ɔbɛkɔ no, onyi ne ho adi. Enti ɔtenaa sare so hɔ maa nnipa bebree baa ne nkyɛn wɔ hɔ.