Mark 1-4

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Mark 1

The beginning of the good tidings: of Yahshua the Messiah, the Son of Yahweh.


2 Even as it is written in the prophets.

Behold, I send my messenger before your face,

Who shall prepare your way;

3 The voice of one crying,

In the wilderness Make ready the way of Yahweh,

Make his paths straight;


4 John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance to remission of sins. 5 And there went out to him all the country of Judea and all they of Jerusalem; and they were immersed of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and had a leather girdle about his loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey. 7 And he preached, saying, There comes after me he that is mightier than I, the string of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8 I baptized you in water; but he shall immerse you in the Holy Spirit.


9 And it came to pass in those days, that Yahshua came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was immersed of John in the Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him: 11 and a voice came out of the heavens, You are my beloved Son, in you I am well pleased.


12 And immediately the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.


14 Now after John was delivered up, Yahshua came into Galilee, preaching the good tidings of Yahweh, 15 and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of Yahweh is at hand: repent, and believe in the good tidings.


16 And passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishers. 17 And Yahshua said to them, Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. 18 And straightway they left the nets, and followed him. 19 And going on a little further, he saw Jacob the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending the nets. 20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him.


21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught. 22 And they were astonished at his teaching: for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 And straightway there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and cried out, 24 saying, What have we to do with you, Yahshua you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are, the Holy One of Elohim. 25 And Yahshua rebuked him, saying, Hold your peace, and come out of him. 26 And the unclean spirit, tearing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, What is this? A new teaching! With authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him. 28 And the report of him went out straightway everywhere into all the region of Galilee all around.


29 And straightway, being come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with Jacob and John. 30 Now Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever; and straightway they told him of her: 31 and he came and took her by the hand, and raised her up; and the fever left her, and she ministered to them.


32 And at evening, when the sun set, they brought to him all that were sick, and them that were possessed with demons. 33 And all the city was gathered together at the door 34 And he healed many that were sick with divers diseases, and cast out many demons; and he did not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.


35 And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose up and went out, and departed into a desert place, and there prayed. 36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him; 37 and they found him, and say to him, All are seeking you. 38 And he says to them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth. 39 And he went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons.


40 And there comes to him a leper, pleading him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him, If you will, you can make me clean. 41 And being moved with compassion, he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, and says to him, I will; be you made clean. 42 And straightway the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean. 43 And he strictly charged him, and straightway sent him out, 44 and says to him, See you say nothing to any man: but go show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. 45 But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to spread abroad the matter, so much that Yahshua could no more openly enter into a city, but was outside in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.



Mark 2

And when he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was spread about that he was in the house. 2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, no, not even about the door: and he spoke the word to them. 3 And they come, bringing to him a man sick of the palsy, borne by four. 4 And when they could not come near to him for the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed on which the sick of the palsy lay. 5 And Yahshua seeing their faith says to the sick of the palsy, Son, your sins are forgiven. 6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, 7 Why does this man thus speak? he blasphemes: who can forgive sins but one, even Elohim? 8 And straightway Yahshua, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, says to them, Why do you reason these things in your hearts? 9 Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and take up your bed, and walk? 10 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins (he says to the sick of the palsy), 11 I say to you, Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. 12 And he arose, and straightway took up the bed, and went forth before them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified Elohim, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.


13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted to him, and he taught them. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the place of toll, and he says to him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.


15 And it came to pass, that he was sitting at meat in his house, and many publicans and sinners sat down with Yahshua and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him. 16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with the sinners and publicans, said to his disciples, How is it that he eats and drinks with publicans and sinners? 17 And when Yahshua heard it, he says to them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.


18 And John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say to him, Why do john’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples fast not? 19 And Yahshua said to them, Can the sons of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20 But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast in that day. 21 No man sews a piece of undressed cloth on an old garment: else that which should fill it up takes from it, the new from the old, and a worse rent is made. 22 And no man puts new wine into old wineskins; else the wine will burst the skins, and the wine perishes, and the skins: but they put new wine into fresh wineskins.


23 And it came to pass, that he was going on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears. 24 And the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? 25 And he said to them, did you never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he, and they that were with him? 26 How he entered into the house of Yahweh when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the showbread, which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests, and gave also to them that were with him? 27 And he said to them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28 so that the Son of man is Master even of the sabbath.



Mark 3

And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there who had his hand withered. 2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. 3 And he says to the man that had his hand withered, Stand forth. 4 And he says to them, Is it lawful on the sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill? But they held their peace. 5 And when he had looked all around on them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their heart, he says to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it forth; and his hand was restored. 6 And the Pharisees went out, and straightway with the Herodians took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.


7 And Yahshua with his disciples withdrew to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and from Judea, 8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and beyond the Jordan, and about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing what great things he did, came to him. 9 And he spoke to his disciples, that a small boat should wait on him because of the crowd, lest they should throng him: 10 for he had healed many; so that as many as had plagues pressed upon him that they might touch him. 11 And the unclean spirits, whenever they beheld him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, You are the Son of Yahweh. 12 And he charged them much that they should not make him known.


13 And he ascended the mountain, and called to him whom he himself would; and they went to him. 14 And he appointed twelve, whom also he named apostles that they might be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach. 15 And to have authority to cast out demons: 16 and Simon he surnamed Peter; 17 and Jacob the son of Zebedee and John the brother of Jacob; and them he surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder: 18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and Jacob the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot, 19 and Judah Iscariot, who also betrayed him.


And he comes into a house. 20 And the multitude comes together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 21 And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, he is beside himself. 22 And the scribes that came down from Jerusalem said, He has Beelzebub, and, By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons. 23 And he called them to him, and said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end. 27 But no one can enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, except he first binds the strong man; and then he will plunder his house. 28 Truly I say to you, All their sins shall be forgiven to the sons of men, and their blasphemies with which they shall blaspheme: 29 but whoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit has never forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin: 30 because they said, He has an unclean spirit.


31 And there come his mother and his brethren; and, standing outside, they sent to him, calling him. 32 And a multitude was sitting about him; and they say to him, Behold, your mother and your brethren are outside looking for you. 33 And he answers them, and says, Who is my mother and my brethren? 34 And looking round on them that sat all around him, he says, Behold, my mother and my brethren! 35 For whoever shall do the will of Yahweh the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.



Mark 4

And again he began to teach by the sea side. And there is gathered to him a very great multitude, so that he entered into a boat, and sat in the sea; and all the multitude were by the sea on the land. 2 And he taught them many things in parables, and said to them in his teaching, 3 Listen: Behold, the sower went forth to sow: 4 and it came to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured it. 5 And other fell on the rocky ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no deepness of earth: 6 and when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. 7 And other fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. 8 And others fell into the good ground, and yielded fruit, growing up and increasing; and brought forth, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a hundredfold. 9 And he said, Who has ears to hear, let him hear.


10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parables. 11 And he said to them, To you is given the mystery of the kingdom of Yahweh: but to them that are outside, all things are done in parables: 12 that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at some time they should turn again, and it should be forgiven them. 13 And he says to them, Know you not this parable? and how shall you know all the parables? 14 The sower sows the word. 15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; and when they have heard, immediately Satan comes, and takes away the word which has been sown in them. 16 And these in like manner are they that are sown upon the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy; 17 and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they stumble. 18 And others are they that are sown among the thorns; these are they that have heard the word, 19 and the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 20 And those are they that were sown upon the good ground; such as hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a hundredfold.


21 And he said to them, Is the lamp brought to be put under the bushel, or under the bed, and not to be put on the stand? 22 For there is nothing hid, save that it should be manifested; neither was anything made secret, but that it should come to light. 23 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear. 24 And he said to them, Take heed what you hear: with what measure you measure it shall be measured to you; and more shall be given to you. 25 For he that has, to him shall be given: and he that has not, from him shall be taken away even that which he has.


26 And he said, So is the kingdom of Yahweh, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth; 27 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he knows not how. 28 The earth bears fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29 But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he puts forth the sickle, because the harvest is come.


30 And he said, How shall we liken the kingdom of Yahweh or in what parable shall we set it forth? 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown upon the earth, though it be less than all the seeds that are upon the earth, 32 yet when it is sown, grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts out great branches; so that the birds of the heaven can lodge under the shadow of it. 33 And with many such parables spoke he the word to them as they were able to hear it; 34 and without a parable he did not speak unto them: but privately to his own disciples he expounded all things.


35 And on that day, when evening was come, he says to them, Let us go over to the other side. 36 And leaving the multitude, they take him with them, even as he was, in the boat. And other boats were with him. 37 And there arises a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the boat, so much that the boat was now filling. 38 And he himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion: and they awake him, and say to him, Teacher, don’t you care that we perish? 39 And he awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said to them, Why are you fearful? Have you not yet faith? 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?


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