New International Reader's Version

Mark 1

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

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

“I will send my messenger ahead of you.
    He will prepare your way.” (Malachi 3:1)
“A messenger is calling out in the desert,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord.
    Make straight paths for him.’ ” (Isaiah 40:3)

And 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. All 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. John wore clothes made out of camel’s hair. He had a leather belt around his waist. And he ate locusts and wild honey. Here 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. I baptize you with water. But he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Jesus Is Baptized and Tempted

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. 10 Jesus 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. 11 A voice spoke to him from heaven. It said, “You are my Son, and I love you. I am very pleased with you.”

12 At once the Holy Spirit sent Jesus out into the desert. 13 He 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

14 After 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

16 One 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.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.

19 Then 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. 20 Right 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

21 Jesus and those with him went to Capernaum. When the Sabbath day came, he went into the synagogue. There he began to teach. 22 The 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. 23 Just 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!” 26 The evil spirit shook the man wildly. Then it came out of him with a scream.

27 All 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.” 28 News about Jesus spread quickly all over Galilee.

Jesus Heals Many People

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

32 That evening after sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who were sick. They also brought all who were controlled by demons. 33 All the people in town gathered at the door. 34 Jesus 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

35 It 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. 36 Simon and his friends went to look for Jesus. 37 When they found him, they called out, “Everyone is looking for you!”

38 Jesus 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.” 39 So he traveled all around Galilee. He preached in their synagogues. He also drove out demons.

Jesus Heals a Man Who Had a Skin Disease

40 A 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.”

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

43 Jesus 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.’ ” 45 But 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.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Marko 1

Yohane Mʼbatizi Akonza Njira

1Chiyambi cha Uthenga Wabwino wa Yesu Khristu, Mwana wa Mulungu, monga zalembedwera mʼbuku la mneneri Yesaya:

“Ine ndidzatuma mthenga wanga patsogolo panu,
    amene adzakonza njira yanu,”
“Mawu a wofuwula mʼchipululu,
‘Konzani njira ya Ambuye,
    wongolani njira zake.’ ”

Ndipo Yohane anabwera mʼmadera a mʼchipululu nabatiza, ndi kulalikira za ubatizo wa kutembenuka mtima ndi wa chikhululukiro cha machimo. Madera onse a ku Yudeya ndi anthu onse a ku Yerusalemu anatuluka napita kwa iye. Akavomereza machimo awo, amawabatiza mu mtsinje wa Yorodani. Yohane amavala zovala zopangidwa ndi ubweya wangamira, ndi lamba wachikopa mʼchiwuno mwake, ndipo amadya dzombe ndi uchi wamthengo. Ndipo uthenga wake unali uwu: “Pambuyo panga pakubwera wina wondiposa ine mphamvu. Ine si woyenera kuwerama ndi kumasula zingwe za nsapato zake. Ine ndikubatizani ndi madzi, koma Iye adzakubatizani ndi Mzimu Woyera.”

Kubatizidwa ndi Kuyesedwa kwa Yesu

Pa nthawi imeneyo Yesu anabwera kuchokera ku Nazareti wa ku Galileya ndipo anabatizidwa ndi Yohane mu mtsinje wa Yorodani. 10 Pamene Yesu ankatuluka mʼmadzi, anaona kumwamba kukutsekuka ndipo Mzimu Woyera akutsikira pa Iye ngati nkhunda. 11 Ndipo Mawu anamveka kuchokera kumwamba: “Iwe ndiwe Mwana wanga wokondedwa; ndipo ndikondwera nawe.”

12 Nthawi yomweyo Mzimu Woyera anamutumiza Iye ku chipululu, 13 ndipo anali mʼchipululumo masiku makumi anayi, akuyesedwa ndi Satana. Anali pakati pa nyama zakuthengo; ndipo angelo anamutumikira.

Yesu Alengeza za Uthenga Wabwino

14 Yohane atamutsekera mʼndende, Yesu anapita ku Galileya nalalikira Uthenga Wabwino wa Mulungu nati, 15 “Nthawi yafika, ufumu wa Mulungu wayandikira. Tembenukani mtima ndi kukhulupirira Uthenga Wabwino!”

Yesu Ayitana Ophunzira ake Oyamba

16 Pamene Yesu ankayenda mʼmbali mwa nyanja ya Galileya, anaona Simoni ndi mʼbale wake Andreya akuponya khoka mʼnyanja, popeza anali asodzi. 17 Yesu anati, “Bwerani, tsateni Ine, ndipo ndidzakusandutsani asodzi a anthu.” 18 Nthawi yomweyo anasiya makoka awo namutsata Iye.

19 Atapita patsogolo pangʼono, anaona Yakobo ndi mʼbale wake Yohane ana a Zebedayo, ali mʼbwato akukonza makoka awo. 20 Mosataya nthawi anawayitana, ndipo anasiya abambo awo Zebedayo ndi anyamata aganyu ali mʼbwatomo, namutsata Iye.

Yesu Atulutsa Mzimu Woyipa

21 Iwo anapita ku Kaperenawo, ndipo tsiku la Sabata litafika, Yesu analowa mʼsunagoge nayamba kuphunzitsa. 22 Anthu anadabwa ndi chiphunzitso chake, chifukwa anawaphunzitsa ngati munthu amene anali ndi ulamuliro, osati ngati aphunzitsi amalamulo. 23 Pomwepo munthu wina mʼsunagogemo amene anali wogwidwa ndi mzimu woyipa anafuwula kuti, 24 “Mukufuna chiyani kwa ife, Yesu wa ku Nazareti? Kodi mwabwera kudzatiwononga? Ndikudziwa kuti ndinu ndani, ndinu Woyerayo wa Mulungu!”

25 Yesu anadzudzula chiwandacho mwamphamvu nati, “Khala chete! Tuluka mwa iye!” 26 Mzimu woyipawo unamugwedeza mwamphamvu ndipo unatuluka mwa iye ukufuwula.

27 Anthu anadabwa kwambiri kotero kuti anafunsana wina ndi mnzake kuti, “Ichi nʼchiyani? Chiphunzitso chatsopano ndi ulamuliro! Iye akulamula, ngakhale mizimu yoyipa ikumumvera.” 28 Mbiri yake inafalikira kudera lonse la Galileya mofulumira.

Yesu Achiritsa Anthu Ambiri

29 Atangochoka mu sunagoge, Yesu pamodzi ndi Yakobo ndi Yohane anakalowa mʼnyumba ya Simoni ndi Andreya. 30 Mpongozi wa Simoni anali chigonere akudwala malungo, ndipo anamuwuza Yesu za iye. 31 Ndipo Yesu anapita kwa iye, namugwira dzanja namuthandiza kudzuka. Malungo anachoka ndipo anayamba kuwatumikira.

32 Madzulo omwewo dzuwa litalowa anthu anabweretsa kwa Yesu anthu onse odwala ndi ogwidwa ndi ziwanda. 33 Anthu onse a mʼmudzimo anasonkhana pa khomo, 34 Yesu anachiritsa ambiri amene anali ndi matenda osiyanasiyana, komanso anatulutsa ziwanda zambiri, ndipo sanalole kuti ziwandazo ziyankhule chifukwa zinkamudziwa Iye.

Yesu Apemphera Kumalo a Yekha

35 Mmamawa, kukanali kamdima, Yesu anadzuka, nachoka pa nyumbapo kupita kumalo kwa yekha, kumene anakapemphera. 36 Simoni ndi anzake anapita kokamufunafuna Iye, 37 ndipo atamupeza, anamuwuza kuti, “Aliyense akukufunani!”

38 Yesu anayakha kuti, “Tiyeni tipite kwina ku midzi ya pafupi kuti ndikalalikirenso kumeneko. Ichi ndi chifukwa chimene ndinabwerera.” 39 Potero anayendayenda mu Galileya, kulalikira mʼmasunagoge awo ndi kutulutsa ziwanda.

Yesu Achiritsa Wakhate

40 Munthu wakhate anabwera kwa Iye, nagwada, namupempha kuti, “Ngati mukufuna, mukhoza kundiyeretsa.”

41 Yesu pomva naye chifundo, anatambasula dzanja lake namukhudza munthuyo nati, “Ndikufuna, yeretsedwa!” 42 Nthawi yomweyo khate linachoka ndipo anachiritsidwa.

43 Nthawi yomweyo Yesu anamuwuza kuti apite koma anamuchenjeza kuti, 44 “Wonetsetsa kuti usawuze aliyense za zimenezi. Koma pita, kadzionetse wekha kwa wansembe ndi kukapereka nsembe zimene Mose analamulira zotsimikizira kuyeretsedwa kwanu, ngati umboni kwa iwo.” 45 Mʼmalo mwake anapita nayamba kuyankhula momasuka, nafalitsa mbiriyo. Zotsatira zake, Yesu sanathe kulowa mʼmudzi moonekera, koma anakhala kunja kumalo kopanda anthu. Komabe anthu amabwera kwa Iye kuchokera kulikonse.