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Mark 1:12

    Mark 1:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And immediately the spirit drives him into the wilderness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And straightway the Spirit driveth him forth into the wilderness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And straight away the Spirit sent him out into the waste land.

    Webster's Revision

    And straightway the Spirit driveth him forth into the wilderness.

    World English Bible

    Immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And straightway the Spirit driveth him forth into the wilderness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 1:12

    The Spirit driveth him - Εκβαλλει, putteth him forth. St. Matthew says, Matthew 4:1, ανηχθη, was brought up. See this important subject of our Lord's temptation explained at large, Matthew 4:1-11 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 1:12

    Here Mark relates concisely what Matthew has recorded more at length in Mark 4.

    The Spirit driveth - The word "driveth" does not mean that he was compelled forcibly against his will to go there, but that he was inclined to go there by the Spirit, or was led there. The Spirit of God, for important purposes, caused him to go. Compare Matthew 9:25, where the same word is used in the original: "And when they were all put forth" in Greek, "all driven out."

    And was with the wild beasts - This is added to show the desolation and danger of his dwelling there. In this place, surrounded by such dangers, the temptations offered by Satan were the stronger. Amid want and perils, Satan might suppose that he would be more easily seduced from God. But he trusted in his Father, and was alike delivered from dangers, from the wild beasts, and from the power of temptation, thus teaching us what to do in the day of danger and trial.

    And the angels ministered unto him - From Luke 4:2 we learn that in those days he did eat nothing. When Mark says, therefore, that the angels ministered to him, it means after the days of temptation had expired, as is said by Matthew 4:11.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 1:12

    1:12 And immediately the Spirit thrusteth him out into the wilderness - So in all the children of God, extraordinary manifestations of his favour are wont to be followed by extraordinary temptations. Mt 4:1; Lu 4:1.