New American Standard Bible

Mark 1

Preaching of John the Baptist

1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:

Behold, I send My messenger [a]ahead of You,
Who will prepare Your way;
The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make ready the way of the Lord,
Make His paths straight.’”

John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness [b]preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and [c]his diet was locusts and wild honey. And he was [d]preaching, and saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals. I baptized you [e]with water; but He will baptize you [f]with the Holy Spirit.”

The Baptism of Jesus

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens [g]opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him; 11 and a voice came out of the heavens: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”

12 Immediately the Spirit *impelled Him to go out into the wilderness. 13 And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering to Him.

Jesus Preaches in Galilee

14 Now after John had been [h]taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, [i]preaching the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God [j]is at hand; repent and [k]believe in the gospel.”

16 As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 19 Going on a little farther, He saw [l]James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away [m]to follow Him.

21 They *went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and began to teach. 22 They were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24 saying, “What [n]business do we have with each other, Jesus [o]of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” 25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” 26 Throwing him into convulsions, the unclean spirit cried out with a loud voice and came out of him. 27 They were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.” 28 Immediately the news about Him spread everywhere into all the surrounding district of Galilee.

Crowds Healed

29 And immediately after they came out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with [p]James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever; and immediately they *spoke to [q]Jesus about her. 31 And He came to her and raised her up, taking her by the hand, and the fever left her, and she [r]waited on them.

32 When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed. 33 And the whole city had gathered at the door. 34 And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.

35 In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there. 36 Simon and his companions searched for Him; 37 they found Him, and *said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.” 38 He *said to them, “Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may [s]preach there also; for that is what I came for.” 39 And He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, [t]preaching and casting out the demons.

40 And a leper *came to Jesus, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” 41 Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and *said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed. 43 And He sternly warned him and immediately sent him away, 44 and He *said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” 45 But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that [u]Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but [v]stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.

Notas al pie

  1. Mark 1:2 Lit before your face
  2. Mark 1:4 Or proclaiming
  3. Mark 1:6 Lit he was eating
  4. Mark 1:7 Or proclaiming
  5. Mark 1:8 The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
  6. Mark 1:8 The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
  7. Mark 1:10 Or being parted
  8. Mark 1:14 Lit delivered up
  9. Mark 1:14 Or proclaiming
  10. Mark 1:15 Lit has come near
  11. Mark 1:15 Or put your trust in
  12. Mark 1:19 Or Jacob
  13. Mark 1:20 Lit after Him
  14. Mark 1:24 Lit What to us and to You (a Heb idiom)
  15. Mark 1:24 Lit the Nazarene
  16. Mark 1:29 Or Jacob
  17. Mark 1:30 Lit Him
  18. Mark 1:31 Or served
  19. Mark 1:38 Or proclaim
  20. Mark 1:39 Or proclaiming
  21. Mark 1:45 Lit He
  22. Mark 1:45 Lit was

O Livro

Marcos 1

João Baptista prepara o caminho

1Aqui começa a boa nova de Jesus o Messias, o Filho de Deus.

2/3 No livro escrito pelo profeta Isaías, Deus anunciou a seu respeito:

    “Mandarei o meu mensageiro para te preparar o caminho.”
    “Este mensageiro”, disse, “é uma voz gritando no deserto
    e avisará toda a gente para pôr a sua vida em ordem
    a fim de estar pronta para a vinda do Senhor.”

Ora, este mensageiro foi João Baptista, que vivia no deserto e ensinava que todos se deveriam baptizar como sinal público de terem resolvido voltar costas ao pecado, para que Deus lhes desse o perdão. Gente de Jerusalém e de toda a Judeia ia até aos lugares afastados da Judeia para ver e ouvir João; e, quando confessavam os seus pecados, ele baptizava­os no rio Jordão. A roupa dele era feita de pêlo de camelo tecido e usava um cinto de cabedal; alimentava­se de gafanhotos e mel silvestre. Este é um exemplo da sua pregação: “Em breve chegará alguém que é muito mais importante do que eu, tanto assim que nem sou digno de me ajoelhar para lhe desatar as sandálias. Eu baptizo­vos com água, mas ele vos baptizará com o Espírito Santo.”

O baptismo e a tentação de Jesus

9/11 Um dia, Jesus veio de Nazaré, na região da Galileia, e foi baptizado ali por João no rio Jordão. No momento em que saía da água, viu os céus abertos e o Espírito Santo que descia sobre si, na forma de uma pomba. E uma voz do céu disse: “Tu és o meu Filho amado; em ti tenho grande prazer”.

12/13 Logo o Espírito Santo levou Jesus para o deserto. Ali, durante quarenta dias, unicamente acompanhado pelos animais do deserto, sofreu as tentações de Satanás, que queria que cometesse pecado. E os anjos cuidavam dele.

A chamada dos primeiros discípulos

14 Mais tarde, depois de João ter sido preso pelo rei Herodes, Jesus foi para a Galileia, a fim de pregar as boas novas de Deus: 15 “Chegou finalmente o tempo!”, ele anunciou. “O reino de Deus está próximo! Deixem os vossos pecados e creiam nesta magnífica notícia!”

16/18 Um dia, ia Jesus caminhando pela costa do Mar da Galileia, viu Simão e André, seu irmão, a pescar à rede, pois eram pescadores por ofício. Jesus chamou­os: “Venham e sigam­me. Farei de vocês pescadores de pessoas.” E logo deixaram as redes e o seguiram.

19/20 Um pouco mais adiante na praia, viu os filhos de Zebedeu, Tiago e João, num barco a remendar as redes. Chamou­os também e logo o seguiram, deixando o seu pai Zebedeu no barco com os empregados.

Jesus expulsa demónios e cura doentes

21/22 Jesus e os companheiros chegaram então à cidade de Cafarnaum, e no sábado foram à sinagoga; e aí ensinava. As pessoas ficaram admiradas com o seu ensino, pois falava com autoridade, ao contrário dos mestres da lei religiosa.

23/24 Achava­se ali presente um homem dominado pelo demónio, que começou a gritar: “Porque nos vens inquietar, Jesus de Nazaré? Vieste destruir­nos? Sei quem és: és o santo Filho de Deus!” 25 Jesus ordenou: “Cala­te. Sai do homem!” 26 O espírito mau soltou um grito muito forte e, com uma convulsão violenta, saiu daquele corpo.

27 As pessoas que ali estavam, tomadas de pasmo, começaram a discutir o sucedido. “Que novo ensino será este?”, perguntavam excitadas. “Até os espíritos maus obedecem às suas ordens!” 28 A notícia do que ele tinha feito depressa se espalhou por toda aquela região da Galileia.

29/31 Quando saiu da sinagoga com os discípulos, foram a casa de Simão e André, e Tiago e João estavam com eles. Encontraram a sogra de Simão de cama e com febre. Logo falaram na doente a Jesus, que a tomou pela mão e a ajudou a erguer­se, e imediatamente a febre a deixou, permitindo­lhe preparar o comer.

32/34 Quando o Sol se pôs, o pátio estava cheio de doentes e de possuídos de demónios que lhe tinham sido trazidos para que os curasse. Uma enorme multidão de toda a cidade de Cafarnaum juntou­se do lado de fora da porta a observar. Naquela noite, curou grande número de doentes e mandou a muitos demónios que saíssem do corpo das suas vítimas. No entanto, não deixava aos demónios falar, os quais sabiam quem ele era.

Jesus ora num lugar deserto

35 Na manhã seguinte, levantou­se de madrugada e foi sozinho até um lugar deserto para orar. 36/37 Mais tarde, Simão e os outros saíram à sua procura e disseram­lhe: “Toda a gente pergunta por ti”.

38 Mas ele respondeu: “Devemos seguir também para outras localidades e apresentar ali a minha mensagem, pois foi para isso que vim”. 39 Percorria, assim, toda a província da Galileia, pregando nas sinagogas e livrando muitos do poder dos demónios.

A cura dum homem leproso

40 Certa vez, apareceu um leproso que se ajoelhou e lhe pediu muito que o curasse. “Se quiseres, podes pôr­me bom outra vez”, rogou ele.

41 Então Jesus, cheio de compaixão, tocou­lhe e disse: “Quero! Fica curado!” 42 Logo a lepra desapareceu e o homem ficou bom.

43/44 Então Jesus disse­lhe com firmeza: “Vai e faz­te examinar imediatamente pelo sacerdote. Não pares a conversar pelo caminho. Leva contigo a oferta que Moisés estabeleceu para os leprosos que se curam, para que toda a gente tenha a prova de que estás são.”

45 Mas o homem começou a gritar pelo caminho a boa notícia de que estava curado; e tão grande foi a multidão que rodeou Jesus que em região alguma ele podia entrar publicamente numa cidade, vendo­se obrigado a ficar de fora, nos sítios isolados, onde de toda a parte vinha gente procurá­lo.