New International Version

Mark 1

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

1The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah,[a] the Son of God,[b] as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:

“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
    who will prepare your way”[c]
“a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make straight paths for him.’”[d]

And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with[e] water, but he will baptize you with[f] the Holy Spirit.”

The Baptism and Testing of Jesus

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted[g] by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

Jesus Announces the Good News

14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

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

19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

Jesus Drives Out an Impure Spirit

21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, 24 “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”

25 “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” 26 The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.

27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.

Jesus Heals Many

29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered at the door, 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.

Jesus Prays in a Solitary Place

35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”

38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy

40 A man with leprosy[h] came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”

41 Jesus was indignant.[i] He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.

43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: 44 “See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” 45 Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.

Footnotes

  1. Mark 1:1 Or Jesus Christ. Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) both mean Anointed One.
  2. Mark 1:1 Some manuscripts do not have the Son of God.
  3. Mark 1:2 Mal. 3:1
  4. Mark 1:3 Isaiah 40:3
  5. Mark 1:8 Or in
  6. Mark 1:8 Or in
  7. Mark 1:13 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.
  8. Mark 1:40 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
  9. Mark 1:41 Many manuscripts Jesus was filled with compassion

Knijga O Kristu

Evanđelje po Marku 1

U knjizi proroka Izaije Bog je rekao:
    'Gledajte, šaljem pred vas svojega glasnika
            i on će vam pripraviti put.[a]
    On je glas koji viče u pustinji:
    "Pripremite put za Gospodnji dolazak!
            Poravnajte za njega staze!''[b]

Taj 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.

Ljudi 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.

Ivanova odjeća bila je istkana od devine dlake, a bio je opasan kožnim pojasom. Hranio se skakavcima i divljim medom.

Propovijedao je: 'Uskoro dolazi netko veći od mene, kojemu nisam dostojan ni biti robom.[c]

Ja vas krstim vodom, ali on će vas krstiti Božjim Svetim Duhom.'

Isusovo krštenje

Jednog dana dođe Isus iz Nazareta u Galileji i Ivan ga krsti u rijeci Jordanu.

10 Čim Isus iziđe iz vode, ugleda kako se otvaraju nebesa i kako Duh u obliku goluba silazi na njega.

11 Začuje se glas: 'Ti si moj ljubljeni Sin! Ti si moja radost!'

Isusove kušnje

12 Odmah nakon toga Duh nagna Isusa da ode u pustinju.

13 Tamo je ostao četrdeset dana i Sotona ga je kušao. Boravio je među divljim životinjama, a služili su mu anđeli.

Prvi učenici

14 Pošto 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.'

16 Jednoga dana, prolazeći obalom Galilejskog jezera, opazi Šimuna i njegova brata Andriju kako mrežama hvataju ribu jer su po zanimanju bili ribari.

17 'Pođite za mnom i učinit ću vas ribarima ljudi!' pozove ih Isus.

18 Oni smjesta ostave svoje mreže i pođu za njim.

19 Malo dalje uz obalu ugleda Zebedejeve sinove Jakova i Ivana kako u lađici krpaju mreže.

20 Pozove i njih, a oni odmah ostave svojeg oca Zebedeja u lađi s nadničarima i pođu za njim.

Isus istjeruje nečistog duha

21 Isus i njegovi sljedbenici stigoše u grad Kafarnaum. Odmah u subotu odu u sinagogu te je Isus ondje poučavao.

22 Svi okupljeni bili su zadivljeni njegovim učenjem jer ih je poučavao kao onaj koji ima vlast, a ne kao pismoznanci.

23 Tu 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!'

25 Isus mu zaprijeti: 'Umukni i iziđi iz njega!'

26 Nato on krikne, žestoko protrese čovjeka i iziđe iz njega.

27 Svi 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!'

28 Vijest o tome što je učinio brzo se pronijela cijelom pokrajinom Galilejom.

Mnoga ozdravljenja

29 Pošto iziđe iz sinagoge, Isus s Jakovom i Ivanom pođe u Šimunovu i Andrijinu kuću.

30 Ondje je Šimunova punica ležala u velikoj vrućici te to odmah kazaše Isusu.

31 On joj priđe, uhvati ju za ruku i podigne, a vrućica odmah prestane pa se ona digne i pripremi im jelo.

32 Uvečer, kad je sunce zašlo, dovedu mu brojne bolesnike i opsjednute,

33 pa se sav grad skupio pred vratima.

34 Isus 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

35 Drugog jutra ustao je prije zore, povukao se na pusto mjesto i ondje se molio.

36 Šimun i ostali krenu ga potražiti.

37 Kad ga pronađu, rekoše mu: 'Svi te traže.'

38 On im odgovori: 'Hajdemo i dalje, u druga mjesta. I njima moram propovijedati poruku. Zbog toga sam došao.'

39 Tako je proputovao cijelu Galileju propovijedajući po sinagogama i istjerujući zloduhe.

Isus iscjeljuje gubavca

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

41 Isus se sažali, ispruži ruku, dotakne ga i reče: 'Hoću! Budi čist!'

42 Gube odmah nestane i čovjek postane čist.

43 Otpravljajući 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 tvojeg ozdravljenja.'

45 Ali 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.

Footnotes

  1. Evanđelje po Marku 1:2 Malahija 3:1.
  2. Evanđelje po Marku 1:3 Izaija 40:3.
  3. Evanđelje po Marku 1:7 U grčkome: odvezati sandale.