Mark 1:4

“John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iohn did baptize in the wildernesse, and preach the baptisme of repentance, for the remission of sinnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.
- American Standard Version (1901)

John came, and gave baptism in the waste land, preaching baptism as a sign of forgiveness of sin for those whose hearts were changed.
- Basic English Bible

There came John baptising in the wilderness, and preaching [the] baptism of repentance for remission of sins.
- Darby Bible

John was baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins.
- Webster's Bible

So John the Baptizer came, and was in the Desert proclaiming a baptism of the penitent for forgiveness of sins.
- Weymouth Bible

John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.
- World English Bible

Joon was in desert baptisynge, and prechynge the baptym of penaunce, in to remissioun of synnes.
- Wycliffe Bible

John came baptizing in the wilderness, and proclaiming a baptism of reformation -- to remission of sins,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 1:4

1:4 Preaching the baptism of repentance - That is, preaching repentance, and baptizing as a sign and means of it.

People's Bible Notes for Mark 1:4

Mr 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness. For account of the wilderness and John the Baptist, see PNT "Mt 3:1". And preach the baptism of repentance. He preached, as well as baptized. Only those who repented were fit subjects of baptism. Hence it was called "the baptism of repentance". Repentance signifies not only sorrow for sin, but the resolve to sin no more. For the remission of sins. This indicates the object of repentance and baptism. Those who repented and were baptized were pardoned. Both were needful to remission. Compare Ac 2:38.

Discussion for Mark 1

  • My name is deacon Aaron Hawthorne
    Mark talks about John the Baptist the cousin of Jesus who was spoken by Isaiah the prophet about the one crying in the Wilderness making way for the coming of Jesus, John and Luke chapter 1 talks about the life of John the Baptist, about him eating locust, which was one of the insects that was allowed eat in Lev. Chapter 11 that speaks of the unclean foods and clean they could
  • Shirley m Smith
    First given honor to Lord and Saviour Jahshua. Cause its all about hlm any way.amen well my thougjts only true way to the father God of heaven is repent for no unclean shall dwell in heaven God is looking for a righteous nation not a disobedient nation like Isreal Romans 10:21but of Isreal he says;all day long I have stretched out my hands to a people unyielding and disobedience and self wi
  • Titilayo Agbomeji
    Jesus Christ perform a lot of miracles and there is a lot of controversy about. Who actually is Christ that all things obey him
  • Arthur chacon
    We must obey the smallest of requests of the lord, if we dont obey the small things how can he trust use us with larger requests. I also think by the leper disobeying, it alerted the kng sooner and shortened his ministry on earth. You know if jesus convinced the priests heads of the church of the power of god, and that he was the messiah, the people would follow jesus
  • Geraldine cole
    Yes Steve's to answer your question when the Lord Jesus tell u to do something u must do that now he told him to go show himself to the Priest and offer those hings which Moses had commanded for his cleaning for a testimony unto them that what he needed to do. O yes I am sure he wanted to run and tell everyone what God had done
  • Steve
    Was it wrong sinful for the man with leprosy to proclaim what Jesus had done when he was asked to say nothing? or would you want to tell every one about Jesus?

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