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1 1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Other ancient authorities omit: the Son of God The Preaching of John the Baptist   Mk.1.1-8 written 45-60ce. Story opens c (Judaea ) | Mt.3.1-12 | Lk.3.1-9 | Jn.1.19-28Ἀρχὴ τοῦ εὐαγγελίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ υἱοῦ θεοῦ.
2As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Other ancient authorities read: in the prophets

"Behold, I send my messenger before thy face,
who shall prepare thy way;

- Behold, I send my messenger Mk.1.2 | Mal.3.1Kαθὼς γέγραπται ἐν τῷ Ἠσαΐᾳ τῷ προφήτῃ,

Ἰδοὺ ἀποστέλλω τὸν ἄγγελόν μου πρὸ προσώπου σου,
ὃς κατασκευάσει τὴν ὁδόν
σου·

3the voice of one crying in the wilderness:
Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight - "
- the voice of one crying in the wilderness   Mk.1.3 ( ) | Is.40.1φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ,
Ἑτοιμάσατε τὴν ὁδὸν κυρίου,
εὐθείας ποιεῖτε τὰς τρίβους
αὐτοῦ -
4John the baptizer appeared Other ancient authorities read: John was baptizing in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. ἐγένετο Ἰωάννης βαπτίζων ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ καὶ κηρύσσων βάπτισμα μετανοίας εἰς ἀφεσιν ἀμαρτιῶν.
5And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. καὶ ἐξεπορεύετο πρὸς αὐτὸν πᾶσα ἡ Ἰουδαία χώρα καὶ οἱ Ἱεροσολυμῖται πάντες, καὶ ἐβαπτίζοντο ὑπ' αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ Ἰορδάνῃ ποταμῷ ἐξομολογούμενοι τὰς ἀμαρτίας αὐτῶν.
6Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey. καὶ ἦν ὁ Ἰωάννης ἐνδεδυμένος τρίχας καμήλου καὶ ζώνην δερματίνην περὶ τὴν ὀσφὺν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐσθίων ἀκρίδας καὶ μέλι ἀγριον.
7And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. καὶ ἐκήρυσσεν λέγων, Ἐρχεται ὁ ἰσχυρότερός μου ὀπίσω μου, οὗ οὐκ εἰμὶ ἱκανὸς κύψας λῦσαι τὸν ἱμάντα τῶν ὑποδημάτων αὐτοῦ·
8I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." ἐγὼ ἐβάπτισα ὑμᾶς ὑδατι, αὐτὸς δὲ βαπτίσει ὑμᾶς ἐν πνεύματι ἀγίῳ.

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