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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

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Evanjelium Podľa Marka 1

Ján Krstiteľ

1 Úžasný príbeh o Ježišovi Kristovi, Božom Synovi, sa začína takto:

V knihe, ktorú napísal dávny prorok Izaiáš, oznámil Boh, že pošle svojho Syna na zem, no najprv príde zvláštny posol a pripraví svet na jeho príchod. Tento posol bude žiť na vyprahnutej púšti," oznamoval Izaiáš,

a bude hlásať, že každý musí zmeniť svoj život a pripraviť sa na Pánov príchod."

Týmto poslom bol Ján Krstiteľ. Býval na púšti a nabádal ľudí, aby sa dali pokrstiť, a takto dali najavo, že sa odvracajú od svojich hriechov a túžia, aby im ich Pán Boh odpustil.

Ľudia z Jeruzalema i z celého Judska sa pobrali na judskú púšť, aby ho videli a počuli. Keď vyznali svoje hriechy, Ján ich pokrstil v rieke Jordán.

Nosil odev z ťavej srsti a bol prepásaný koženým opaskom, kobylky a med divých včiel mu boli pokrmom.

Tu je úryvok z jeho kázne:

Čoskoro po mne príde ktosi omnoho väčší ako ja. Nie som hodný ani, aby som sa zohol a rozviazal mu remienok na obuvi.

Ja vás krstím vodou, ale on vás bude krstiť Duchom Svätým."

Ján pokrstí Ježiša v Jordáne

Potom istého dňa prišiel Ježiš do Nazareta v Galilei a Ján ho pokrstil v Jordáne.

10 Vo chvíli, keď vystupoval z vody na breh, videl, ako sa otvorilo nebo a na hlavu sa mu zniesol Svätý Duch v podobe holubice.

11 Tu zaznel z neba hlas: Ty si môj milovaný Syn, moja radosť."

Ježiš vystavený satanovým pokušeniam

12 Hneď nato vnukol Svätý Duch Ježišovi, aby odišiel na púšť do samoty.

13 Strávil tam štyridsať dní sám medzi divou zverou, vystavený satanovým pokušeniam. No potom prišli anjeli a starali sa oňho.

Začiatok Ježišovej činnosti

14 Neskôr, keď kráľ Herodes uväznil Jána, prišiel Ježiš do Galiley a zvestoval tam Božie radostné posolstvo:

15 Nadišiel už čas. Božie kráľovstvo je blízko. Odvráťte sa od svojich hriechov a uverte tejto radostnej správe!"

Povolanie učeníkov

16 V istý deň, keď Ježiš šiel po brehu Galilejského mora, zbadal Šimona a jeho brata Andreja, ako hádžu do vody siete, lebo sa živili rybárstvom.

17 Ježiš na nich zavolal: Poďte za mnou! Ja vás urobím rybármi ľudí!"

18 Ihneď nechali všetko tak a odišli s ním.

19 Kúsok ďalej videl pri brehu Zebedejových synov Jakuba a Jána, ako v člne opravujú potrhané siete.

20 Aj ich zavolal a oni ihneď nechali svojho otca Zebedeja v člne s najatými pomocníkmi a pobrali sa za ním.

Ježiš dokazuje svoju moc

21 Ježiš i jeho družina prišli do mesta Kafarnauma a hneď v prvú sobotu vošli do židovskej modlitebne -- synagógy, kde Ježiš začal kázať.

22 Poslucháči žasli, lebo hovoril neobyčajne presvedčivo. Bolo to čosi celkom iné, ako počúvali doposiaľ od učiteľov Zákona.

23 Bol tam istý muž posadnutý démonom a začal vykrikovať:

24 Ježiš z Nazareta, prečo nás trápiš? Prišiel si nás zničiť? Viem, kto si: ten Svätý Boží Syn!"

25 Ježiš rázne pohrozil démonovi, aby stíchol a vyšiel z muža.

26 Vtom démon zreval, divoko tým mužom zalomcoval a opustil ho.

27 Poslucháčov sa zmocnil úžas a začali sa dohadovať, čo sa stalo. Čo to je? Nové učenie?" spytovali sa vzrušene. Ako to, že aj zlí duchovia poslúchajú jeho rozkazy?"

28 Správa o tom, čo vykonal, sa rýchlo rozšírila po celom území Galiley.

Ježiš uzdravuje chorých

29 Keď potom vyšiel zo synagógy, pobral sa s učeníkmi do Šimonovho a Andrejovho domu.

30 Tu našli Šimonovu svokru ležať chorú v posteli s vysokou horúčkou. Povedali Ježišovi, čo ju trápi.

31 Pristúpil k jej lôžku, chytil ju za ruku a pomohol jej sadnúť si. Horúčka jej ihneď klesla, vstala a pripravila im obed.

32 Večer, keď zapadlo slnko, bolo nádvorie plné chorých a posadnutých démonmi, ktorých k nemu priviedli, aby ich uzdravil,

33 a pred domom sa zhromaždil a pozoroval ho obrovský zástup ľudí z celého mesta.

34 V ten večer uzdravil veľký počet chorých a mnohých démonov vyhnal z ich obetí. Ale nedovolil im hovoriť, lebo vedeli, že je Mesiáš -- Svätý Boží Syn.

35 Na druhé ráno vstal Ježiš ešte pred svitaním a odišiel na osamelé miesto, kde sa mohol v pokoji modliť.

36 O trochu neskôr ho Šimon aj ostatní učeníci šli hľadať.

37 Keď ho našli, vraveli mu: Každý sa spytuje len na teba!"

38 On im odpovedal: Musím ísť do okolitých dedín a oznámiť ľuďom moje posolstvo, veď preto som prišiel."

39 A potom kázal v synagógach po celej Galilei a vyháňal démonov.

Uzdravenie malomocného

40 Raz k nemu pristúpil človek postihnutý malomocenstvom, hodil sa pred ním na kolená a úpenlivo ho prosil: Pane, ja viem, že ma môžeš uzdraviť, ak budeš chcieť!"

41 Ježišovi ho prišlo ľúto, natiahol ruku, dotkol sa ho a povedal: Chcem, aby si bol čistý!"

42 Len čo vyslovil tieto slová, nezostalo po malomocenstve ani stopy.

43 Ale Ježiš mu prísne nariadil: Choď a ukáž sa židovskému kňazovi.

44 No cestou sa nikde nezastavuj a s nikým sa nedávaj do reči. Zároveň vezmi so sebou obetný dar, ako to nariadil Mojžiš uzdraveným z malomocenstva, aby všetci mali dôkaz, že si naozaj zdravý."

45 Ale uzdravený nevydržal mlčať a všetkým radostne oznamoval, čo sa s ním stalo. A tak sa Ježiš nemohol verejne dostať do nijakého mesta, lebo zástup by ho bol zadlávil. Zdržiaval sa preto na opustených miestach, ale aj ta sa za ním zbiehali zástupy ľudí zo všetkých strán.