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.

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Marcos 1:1-45

João Batista Prepara o Caminho

(Mt 3.1-12; Lc 3.1-18)

1Princípio do evangelho de Jesus Cristo, o Filho de Deus1.1 Alguns manuscritos não trazem o Filho de Deus..

2Conforme está escrito no profeta Isaías:

“Enviarei à tua frente o meu mensageiro;

ele preparará o teu caminho”1.2 Ml 3.1

3“voz do que clama no deserto:

‘Preparem1.3 Ou que clama: ‘No deserto preparem o caminho para o Senhor,

façam veredas retas para ele’ ”1.2,3 Is 40.3.

4Assim surgiu João, batizando no deserto e pregando um batismo de arrependimento para o perdão dos pecados. 5A ele vinha toda a região da Judeia e todo o povo de Jerusalém. Confessando os seus pecados, eram batizados por ele no rio Jordão. 6João vestia roupas feitas de pelos de camelo, usava um cinto de couro e comia gafanhotos e mel silvestre. 7E esta era a sua mensagem: “Depois de mim vem alguém mais poderoso do que eu, tanto que não sou digno nem de curvar-me e desamarrar as correias das suas sandálias. 8Eu os batizo com1.8 Ou em água, mas ele os batizará com o Espírito Santo”.

O Batismo e a Tentação de Jesus

(Mt 3.13–4.11; Lc 3.21,22; 4.1-13)

9Naquela ocasião, Jesus veio de Nazaré da Galileia e foi batizado por João no Jordão. 10Assim que saiu da água, Jesus viu o céu se abrindo e o Espírito descendo como pomba sobre ele. 11Então veio dos céus uma voz: “Tu és o meu Filho amado; de ti me agrado”.

12Logo após, o Espírito o impeliu para o deserto. 13Ali esteve quarenta dias, sendo tentado por Satanás. Estava com os animais selvagens, e os anjos o serviam.

Jesus Chama os Primeiros Discípulos

(Mt 4.12-22; Lc 4.14,15; 5.1-11; Jo 1.35-42)

14Depois que João foi preso, Jesus foi para a Galileia, proclamando as boas-novas de Deus. 15“O tempo é chegado”, dizia ele. “O Reino de Deus está próximo. Arrependam-se e creiam nas boas-novas!”

16Andando à beira do mar da Galileia, Jesus viu Simão e seu irmão André lançando redes ao mar, pois eram pescadores. 17E disse Jesus: “Sigam-me, e eu os farei pescadores de homens”. 18No mesmo instante eles deixaram as suas redes e o seguiram.

19Indo um pouco mais adiante, viu num barco Tiago, filho de Zebedeu, e João, seu irmão, preparando as suas redes. 20Logo os chamou, e eles o seguiram, deixando seu pai, Zebedeu, com os empregados no barco.

Jesus Expulsa um Espírito Imundo

(Lc 4.31-37)

21Eles foram para Cafarnaum e, logo que chegou o sábado, Jesus entrou na sinagoga e começou a ensinar. 22Todos ficavam maravilhados com o seu ensino, porque lhes ensinava como alguém que tem autoridade e não como os mestres da lei. 23Justo naquele momento, na sinagoga, um homem possesso de um espírito imundo gritou: 24“O que queres conosco, Jesus de Nazaré? Vieste para nos destruir? Sei quem tu és: o Santo de Deus!”

25“Cale-se e saia dele!”, repreendeu-o Jesus. 26O espírito imundo sacudiu o homem violentamente e saiu dele gritando.

27Todos ficaram tão admirados que perguntavam uns aos outros: “O que é isto? Um novo ensino—e com autoridade! Até aos espíritos imundos ele dá ordens, e eles lhe obedecem!” 28As notícias a seu respeito se espalharam rapidamente por toda a região da Galileia.

O Poder de Jesus sobre os Demônios e as Doenças

(Mt 8.14-17; Lc 4.38-41)

29Logo que saíram da sinagoga, foram com Tiago e João à casa de Simão e André. 30A sogra de Simão estava de cama, com febre, e falaram a respeito dela a Jesus. 31Então ele se aproximou dela, tomou-a pela mão e ajudou-a a levantar-se. A febre a deixou, e ela começou a servi-los.

32Ao anoitecer, depois do pôr do sol, o povo levou a Jesus todos os doentes e os endemoninhados. 33Toda a cidade se reuniu à porta da casa, 34e Jesus curou muitos que sofriam de várias doenças. Também expulsou muitos demônios; não permitia, porém, que estes falassem, porque sabiam quem ele era.

Jesus Ora num Lugar Deserto

(Lc 4.42-44)

35De madrugada, quando ainda estava escuro, Jesus levantou-se, saiu de casa e foi para um lugar deserto, onde ficou orando. 36Simão e seus companheiros foram procurá-lo 37e, ao encontrá-lo, disseram: “Todos estão te procurando!”

38Jesus respondeu: “Vamos para outro lugar, para os povoados vizinhos, para que também lá eu pregue. Foi para isso que eu vim”. 39Então ele percorreu toda a Galileia, pregando nas sinagogas e expulsando os demônios.

A Cura de um Leproso

(Mt 8.1-4; Lc 5.12-16)

40Um leproso1.40 O termo grego não se refere somente à lepra, mas também a diversas doenças da pele. aproximou-se dele e suplicou-lhe de joelhos: “Se quiseres, podes purificar-me!”

41Cheio de compaixão, Jesus estendeu a mão, tocou nele e disse: “Quero. Seja purificado!” 42Imediatamente a lepra o deixou, e ele foi purificado.

43Em seguida Jesus o despediu, com uma severa advertência: 44“Olhe, não conte isso a ninguém. Mas vá mostrar-se ao sacerdote e ofereça pela sua purificação os sacrifícios que Moisés ordenou, para que sirva de testemunho”. 45Ele, porém, saiu e começou a tornar público o fato, espalhando a notícia. Por isso Jesus não podia mais entrar publicamente em nenhuma cidade, mas ficava fora, em lugares solitários. Todavia, assim mesmo vinha a ele gente de todas as partes.