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.