Knijga O Kristu

Marko 1:1-45

Uloga Ivana Krstitelja

(Mt 3:1-12; Lk 3:2-16; Iv 1:19-28)

1Ovo je početak Radosne vijesti o Božjemu Sinu Isusu Kristu. 2U Knjizi proroka Izaije Bog je rekao:

“Gledajte, šaljem pred vas svojega glasnika

i on će vam pripraviti put.1:2 Malahija 3:1.

3On je glas koji viče u pustinji:

‘Pripremite put za Gospodnji dolazak!

Poravnajte za njega staze!’”1:3 Izaija 40:3.

4Taj glasnik bio je Ivan Krstitelj. Živio je u pustinji i propovijedao kako se ljudi trebaju krstiti da pokažu kako su se odvratili od svojih grijeha i obratili se Bogu da im oprosti. 5Ljudi iz Jeruzalema i iz cijele Judeje putovali su k njemu u pustinju da ga vide i čuju. Ispovijedali su svoje grijehe, a on ih je krstio u rijeci Jordanu. 6Ivanova odjeća bila je istkana od devine dlake, a bio je opasan kožnim pojasom. Hranio se skakavcima i divljim medom. 7Propovijedao je: “Uskoro dolazi netko veći od mene, toliko velik da mu ja nisam dostojan ni robom biti.1:7 U grčkome: odvezati sandale. 8Ja vas krstim vodom, ali on će vas krstiti Svetim Duhom.”

Isusovo krštenje

(Mt 3:13-17; Lk 3:21-22; Iv 1:32-34)

9Jednog dana dođe Isus iz Nazareta u Galileji i Ivan ga krsti u rijeci Jordanu. 10Čim Isus iziđe iz vode, ugleda kako se otvaraju nebesa i kako Duh u obliku goluba silazi na njega. 11Začuje se glas: “Ti si moj ljubljeni Sin! Ti si moja radost!”

Isusove kušnje

(Mt 4:1-11; Lk 4:1-13)

12Odmah nakon toga Duh nagna Isusa da ode u pustinju. 13Tamo je ostao četrdeset dana i Sotona ga je kušao. Boravio je među divljim životinjama, a služili su mu anđeli.

Prvi učenici

(Mt 4:12-22; Lk 4:14-15; 5:2-11)

14Pošto je kralj Herod zatvorio Ivana, Isus ode u Galileju propovijedati Božju Radosnu vijest. 15“Napokon je došlo vrijeme,” naviještao je, “blizu je Božje kraljevstvo! Odvratite se od svojih grijeha i povjerujte Radosnoj vijesti!”

16Jednoga dana, prolazeći obalom Galilejskog jezera, opazi Šimuna i njegova brata Andriju kako mrežama hvataju ribu jer su po zanimanju bili ribari. 17Reče im: “Pođite za mnom i ja ću vas učiniti ribarima ljudi!”. 18Oni smjesta ostave svoje mreže te pođu za njim.

19Malo dalje uz obalu ugleda Zebedejeve sinove Jakova i Ivana kako u lađici krpaju mreže. 20Pozove i njih, a oni odmah ostave svojeg oca Zebedeja u lađi s nadničarima i pođu za njim.

Isus istjeruje nečistog duha

(Lk 4:31-37)

21Isus i njegovi sljedbenici stigoše u grad Kafarnaum. Odmah u subotu odu u sinagogu te je Isus ondje poučavao. 22Svi okupljeni bili su zadivljeni njegovim učenjem jer ih je poučavao kao onaj koji ima vlast, a ne kao pismoznanci.

23Tu se zatekao čovjek opsjednut nečistim duhom, koji počne vikati: 24“Zašto nas uznemiruješ, Isuse Nazarećanine? Zar si nas došao uništiti? Znam tko si: ti si Svetac Božji!”

25Isus mu zaprijeti: “Umukni i iziđi iz njega!” 26Nato on krikne, žestoko protrese čovjeka i iziđe iz njega.

27Svi nazočni silno se zaprepaste i počnu raspravljati o tome što se dogodilo. “Kakvo je to novo učenje?” uzbuđeno su pitali. “Ima takvu silnu vlast! Čak se i nečisti duhovi pokoravaju njegovim zapovijedima!” 28Vijest o tome što je učinio brzo se pronijela cijelom pokrajinom Galilejom.

Mnoga ozdravljenja

(Mt 8:14-17; Lk 4:38-41)

29Pošto iziđe iz sinagoge, Isus s Jakovom i Ivanom pođe u Šimunovu i Andrijinu kuću. 30Ondje je Šimunova punica ležala u velikoj vrućici te to odmah kazaše Isusu. 31On joj priđe, uhvati ju za ruku i podigne, a vrućica prestane. Žena stane ih posluživati.

32Uvečer, kad je sunce zašlo, dovedu mu sve bolesnike i opsjednute, 33pa se sav grad skupio pred vratima. 34Isus je iscijelio brojne bolesnike od najrazličitijih bolesti i brojnim zlodusima zapovjedio da iziđu iz svojih žrtava. Ali nije dopustio zlodusima da govore jer su znali tko je on.

Isus propovijeda u Galileji

(Lk 4:42-44)

35Drugog jutra ustao je prije zore, povukao se na pusto mjesto i ondje se molio. 36Šimun i ostali krenu ga potražiti. 37Kad ga pronađu, rekoše mu: “Svi te traže!”

38On im odgovori: “Hajdemo i dalje, u druga mjesta. I njima moram propovijedati poruku. Zbog toga sam došao!” 39Tako je proputovao cijelu Galileju propovijedajući po sinagogama i istjerujući zloduhe.

Isus iscjeljuje gubavca

(Mt 8:2-4; Lk 5:12-16)

40Jednom dođe k njemu neki gubavac, klekne pred njega i zamoli ga: “Ako hoćeš, možeš me iscijeliti!”

41Isus se sažali, ispruži ruku, dotakne ga i reče: “Hoću! Budi čist!” 42Gube odmah nestane i čovjek postane čist. 43Otpravljajući ga, Isus ga strogo upozori: 44“Nikome o tomu ne govori, već idi ravno svećeniku te sa sobom ponesi žrtveni dar prema Mojsijevu zakonu kao javno svjedočanstvo svojeg ozdravljenja.”

45Ali čovjek ode i počne svima govoriti što mu se dogodilo; zbog toga Isusa opkoli toliko mnoštvo da više nije mogao javno ući u bilo koji grad, već se morao zadržavati vani, na samotnim mjestima. A ljudi su stizali sa svih strana.

New International Reader's Version

Mark 1:1-45

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

1This is the beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. 2Long ago Isaiah the prophet wrote,

“I will send my messenger ahead of you.

He will prepare your way.” (Malachi 3:1)

3“A messenger is calling out in the desert,

‘Prepare the way for the Lord.

Make straight paths for him.’ ” (Isaiah 40:3)

4And so John the Baptist appeared in the desert. He preached that people should be baptized and turn away from their sins. Then God would forgive them. 5All the people from the countryside of Judea went out to him. All the people from Jerusalem went too. When they admitted they had sinned, John baptized them in the Jordan River. 6John wore clothes made out of camel’s hair. He had a leather belt around his waist. And he ate locusts and wild honey. 7Here is what John was preaching. “After me, there is someone coming who is more powerful than I am. I’m not good enough to bend down and untie his sandals. 8I baptize you with water. But he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Jesus Is Baptized and Tempted

9At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. 10Jesus was coming up out of the water. Just then he saw heaven being torn open. Jesus saw the Holy Spirit coming down on him like a dove. 11A voice spoke to him from heaven. It said, “You are my Son, and I love you. I am very pleased with you.”

12At once the Holy Spirit sent Jesus out into the desert. 13He was in the desert 40 days. There Satan tempted him. The wild animals didn’t harm Jesus. Angels took care of him.

Jesus Preaches the Good News

14After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee. He preached the good news of God. 15“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Turn away from your sins and believe the good news!”

Jesus Chooses His First Disciples

16One day Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee. There he saw Simon and his brother Andrew. They were throwing a net into the lake. They were fishermen. 17“Come and follow me,” Jesus said. “I will send you out to fish for people.” 18At once they left their nets and followed him.

19Then Jesus walked a little farther. As he did, he saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat preparing their nets. 20Right away he called out to them. They left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men. Then they followed Jesus.

Jesus Drives Out an Evil Spirit

21Jesus and those with him went to Capernaum. When the Sabbath day came, he went into the synagogue. There he began to teach. 22The people were amazed at his teaching. That’s because he taught them like one who had authority. He did not talk like the teachers of the law. 23Just then a man in their synagogue cried out. He was controlled by an evil spirit. He said, 24“What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are. You are the Holy One of God!”

25“Be quiet!” said Jesus firmly. “Come out of him!” 26The evil spirit shook the man wildly. Then it came out of him with a scream.

27All the people were amazed. So they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching! And with so much authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits, and they obey him.” 28News about Jesus spread quickly all over Galilee.

Jesus Heals Many People

29Jesus and those with him left the synagogue. Right away they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30Simon’s mother-in-law was lying in bed with a fever. They told Jesus about her right away. 31So he went to her. He took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her. Then she began to serve them.

32That evening after sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who were sick. They also brought all who were controlled by demons. 33All the people in town gathered at the door. 34Jesus healed many of them. They had all kinds of sicknesses. He also drove out many demons. But he would not let the demons speak, because they knew who he was.

Jesus Prays in a Quiet Place

35It was very early in the morning and still dark. Jesus got up and left the house. He went to a place where he could be alone. There he prayed. 36Simon and his friends went to look for Jesus. 37When they found him, they called out, “Everyone is looking for you!”

38Jesus replied, “Let’s go somewhere else. I want to go to the nearby towns. I must preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39So he traveled all around Galilee. He preached in their synagogues. He also drove out demons.

Jesus Heals a Man Who Had a Skin Disease

40A man who had a skin disease came to Jesus. On his knees he begged Jesus. He said, “If you are willing to make me ‘clean,’ you can do it.”

41Jesus became angry. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing to do it,” Jesus said. “Be ‘clean’!” 42Right away the disease left the man, and he was “clean.”

43Jesus sent him away at once. He gave the man a strong warning. 44“Don’t tell this to anyone,” he said. “Go and show yourself to the priest. Offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded. It will be a witness to the priest and the people that you are ‘clean.’ ” 45But the man went out and started talking right away. He spread the news to everyone. So Jesus could no longer enter a town openly. He stayed outside in lonely places. But people still came to him from everywhere.