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

  • Stan-Ivoke Pleroma
    Olu: Jesus (oh I love that name Jesus) is God but he lived his life as a man on earth. He has all the attributes of a man on earth. He became a man in other to qualify to save man. He came to teach us how to activate God's word to get result. Verse 12 shows that He prepared well before starting the soul winning job. Imagine, He just say "follow me" and its done. The job is easier when prepared.
  • A disciple
    Olu william; Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea of His mother Mary...Jesus Christ came in the flesh to save us all from our sins and the power of darkness, reconciling us to God BY HIS BLOOD! The Apostles were chosen from among MANY witnesses to testify the Glad Tidings of the grace of God THROUGH JESUS DYING ON THE CROSS FOR US! JESUS IS A PERSON!
  • Olu william
    Joy olubunmi. Jesus Christ is not a person. He is the son of God. God himself
  • Pastor AB Parker
    The same Jesus......mark 1(25-28) Sodom and Gomorrah Times ....was not paying God any attention....serve God all the way.....can’t do and go certain places when u are saved....it’s not over God turned it around for my good.....he’s the same God this the created and deliver....encouraging your self enough power to rebuke the devil and enemies
  • BSP
    Verse 11: Jehovah God openly acknowledged his son and his approval of his son Jesus Christ.
  • Geraldine cole
    Jesus is my everything I could do Nothing without knowing Him I would still be on my way. To A Burning Hell.I thank Jesus for Drawing me to him and filling me with his Holy Ghost .Jesus Spirit The Holy Ghost He leads and guides me to all Truth he is a Gentleman U know without Jesus Spirit U don't Belong to him Amen I am Bless to No Him

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