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Mark 1:4

    Mark 1:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.

    World English Bible

    John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.

    Definitions for Mark 1:4

    Baptize - To immerse; to dip or dye a thing.
    Remission - Forgiveness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 1:4

    John - The original name is nearly lost in the Greek Ιωαννης, and in the Latin Johannes, and almost totally so in the English John. The original name is יהוחנן Yehochanan, compounded of יהוה חנן Yehovah chanan, the grace or mercy of Jehovah: a most proper and significant name for the forerunner of the God of All Grace. It was John's business to proclaim the Gospel of the grace of God, and to point out that Lamb or sacrifice of God which takes away the sin of the world.

    For the remission of sins - Or, toward the remission - εις αφεσιν. They were to repent, and be baptized in reference to the remission of sins. Repentance prepared the soul for it, and Baptism was the type or pledge of it. See on Matthew 3:2 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 1:4

    See the notes at Matthew 3:3, Matthew 3:5-6, Matthew 3:11.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 1:4

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

    Verses Related to Mark 1:4

    2 Corinthians 7:9 - Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
    Acts 3:18 - But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
    Matthew 4:17 - From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
    Book: Mark
    Topic: Repentence