New Living Translation

Mark 1

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

1This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.[a] It began just as the prophet Isaiah had written:

“Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
    and he will prepare your way.[b]
He is a voice shouting in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming!
    Clear the road for him!’[c]

This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that people should be baptized to show that they had repented of their sins and turned to God to be forgiven. All of Judea, including all the people of Jerusalem, went out to see and hear John. And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. His clothes were woven from coarse camel hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. For food he ate locusts and wild honey.

John announced: “Someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not even worthy to stoop down like a slave and untie the straps of his sandals. I baptize you with[d] water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!”

The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus

One day Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River. 10 As Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Holy Spirit descending on him[e] like a dove. 11 And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.”

12 The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness, 13 where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him.

14 Later on, after John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee, where he preached God’s Good News.[f] 15 “The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”

The First Disciples

16 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon[g] and his brother Andrew throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. 17 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” 18 And they left their nets at once and followed him.

19 A little farther up the shore Jesus saw Zebedee’s sons, James and John, in a boat repairing their nets. 20 He called them at once, and they also followed him, leaving their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired men.

Jesus Casts Out an Evil Spirit

21 Jesus and his companions went to the town of Capernaum. When the Sabbath day came, he went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with real authority—quite unlike the teachers of religious law.

23 Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an evil[h] spirit cried out, 24 “Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”

25 But Jesus reprimanded him. “Be quiet! Come out of the man,” he ordered. 26 At that, the evil spirit screamed, threw the man into a convulsion, and then came out of him.

27 Amazement gripped the audience, and they began to discuss what had happened. “What sort of new teaching is this?” they asked excitedly. “It has such authority! Even evil spirits obey his orders!” 28 The news about Jesus spread quickly throughout the entire region of Galilee.

Jesus Heals Many People

29 After Jesus left the synagogue with James and John, they went to Simon and Andrew’s home. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. They told Jesus about her right away. 31 So he went to her bedside, took her by the hand, and helped her sit up. Then the fever left her, and she prepared a meal for them.

32 That evening after sunset, many sick and demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. 33 The whole town gathered at the door to watch. 34 So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons. But because the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak.

Jesus Preaches in Galilee

35 Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray. 36 Later Simon and the others went out to find him. 37 When they found him, they said, “Everyone is looking for you.”

38 But Jesus replied, “We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too. That is why I came.” 39 So he traveled throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and casting out demons.

Jesus Heals a Man with Leprosy

40 A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. “If you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean,” he said.

41 Moved with compassion,[i] Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” 42 Instantly the leprosy disappeared, and the man was healed. 43 Then Jesus sent him on his way with a stern warning: 44 “Don’t tell anyone about this. Instead, go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy.[j] This will be a public testimony that you have been cleansed.”

45 But the man went and spread the word, proclaiming to everyone what had happened. As a result, large crowds soon surrounded Jesus, and he couldn’t publicly enter a town anywhere. He had to stay out in the secluded places, but people from everywhere kept coming to him.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Some manuscripts do not include the Son of God.
  2. 1:2 Mal 3:1.
  3. 1:3 Isa 40:3 (Greek version).
  4. 1:8 Or in; also in 1:8b.
  5. 1:10 Or toward him, or into him.
  6. 1:14 Some manuscripts read the Good News of the Kingdom of God.
  7. 1:16 Simon is called “Peter” in 3:16 and thereafter.
  8. 1:23 Greek unclean; also in 1:26, 27.
  9. 1:41 Some manuscripts read Moved with anger.
  10. 1:44 See Lev 14:2-32.

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.