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Mark 1:1

    Mark 1:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The first words of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

    Webster's Revision

    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

    World English Bible

    The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

    Definitions for Mark 1:1

    Gospel - Good news.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 1:1

    The beginning of the Gospel - It is with the utmost propriety that Mark begins the Gospel dispensation by the preaching of John the Baptist, he being the forerunner of Jesus Christ, and the first proclaimer of the incarnated Messiah. Gospel - for the meaning of the word see the preface to Matthew.

    Son of God - To point out his Divine origin; and thus glancing at his miraculous conception. This was an essential character of the Messiah. See Matthew 16:16; Matthew 26:63; Luke 22:67, etc.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 1:1

    The beginning of the gospel - The word "gospel" literally signifies good news, and particularly the good tidings respecting the way of salvation by the Lord Jesus Christ. Some have understood the word "gospel" here to mean "history" or "life - the beginning of the history," etc.; but Mark says nothing of the early life of the Saviour. The word "gospel" here has reference rather to the preaching of John, an account of which immediately follows, and means the beginning of the good news, or annunciation respecting the Messiah. It was very customary thus to prefix a title to a book.

    The Son of God - This title was used here to attract attention, and secure the respect of those who should read the gospel. It is no common history. It does not recount the deeds of man - of a hero or a philosopher - but the doctrines and doings of the Son of God. The history, therefore, "commands" respect.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 1:1

    1:1 The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - The evangelist speaks with strict propriety: for the beginning of the Gospel is in the account of John the Baptist, contained in the first paragraph; the Gospel itself in the rest of the book. Mt 3:1; Lu 3:1
    Book: Mark