Mk 1:1         The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mk 1:2         Just as it is written in Isaiah the prophet,
“Behold I sent My messenger before Your face, who will prepare your way;

Mk 1:3         A voice crying in the wilderness,
Ready the way of the Lord,
‘Make straight His paths.’”

Mk 1:4         John came baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.