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

  • Irene123
    " ... and John was clothed with camel's hair and ate locusts and wild honey." John wasn't the reincarnation of Elijah (Elisha? sorry, can't recall which). Just as Elijah's mantle fell on Elisha - the mantle (Ordaining) fell on John. There was no 'reincarnation'; that's witchcraft and witchcraft is rebellion - 1 Sam. 15:23. And no, I did not MISQUOTE; I did not intend to quote.
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 1:17 AND JESUS SAID UNTO THEM COME YE AFTER ME AND --- I WILL --- MAKE YOU TO BECOME FISHERS OF MEN
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 1:38 AND HE SAID UNTO THEM LET US GO INTO THE NEXT TOWNS THAT I MAY PREACH THERE ALSO FOR THEREFORE CAME I FORTH ---- ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 1:14 NOW AFTER THAT JOHN WAS PUT IN PRISON JESUS CAME INTO GALILEE PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF KINGDOM OF GOD 1:15 AND SAYING THE TIME IS FULFILLED AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND --- REPENT YE --- AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS SHALL SAVE IT
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus went about doing good. He healed all manner of diseases. He did it before and as the God that He is, He can do it over and over again. Let us present our sick bodies to him and our sin-sick souls for healing.
  • Irene123
    Yes, Jesus did heal from sickness, disease, but - that is not why He came among men. EVERYBODY, but everybody - knows why Jesus came to earth.

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