Bishops' Bible

Mark 1

The office of John the Baptist.

Mark 1:1 The begynnyng of the Gospel of Iesu Christ, the sonne of God. Mark 1:2 As it hath ben written in the prophetes: Beholde, I sende my messenger before thy face, whiche shall prepare thy waye before thee. Mark 1:3 A voyce of hym that crieth in the wyldernesse: Prepare ye the waye of the Lorde, and make his pathes strayght. Mark 1:4 Iohn did baptize in the wyldernesse, and preached the baptisme of repentaunce, for the remission of sinnes. Mark 1:5 And all the land of Iurie, and they of Hierusalem, went out vnto hym, and were all baptized of hym in the ryuer of Iordane, confessyng their synnes. Mark 1:6 Iohn was clothed with Camelles heere, and with a girdle of a skynne about his loynes: and he did eate locustes and wylde hony. Mark 1:7 And preached, saying: He that is stronger then I, commeth after me, whose shoe latchet I am not worthy to stowpe downe, and vnloose. Mark 1:8 I haue baptized you with water: but he shal baptize you with the holy ghost.

Jesus is baptized,

Mark 1:9 And it came to passe in those dayes, that Iesus came fro Nazareth, of Galilee, & was baptized of Iohn in Iordane. Mark 1:10 And assone as he was come vp out of the water, he sawe heauen open, & the spirite descending vpon him like a doue. Mark 1:11 And there came a voyce from heauen: Thou art my deare sonne, in whom I am well pleased.


Mark 1:12 And immediatly the spirite driueth hym into wyldernesse. Mark 1:13 And he was there in the wyldernesse fourtie dayes, and was tempted of Satan, & was with wylde beastes. And the Angels ministred vnto hym.

he preacheth:

Mark 1:14 After that Iohn was deliuered [to prison] Iesus came into Galilee, preachyng the Gospell of the kyngdome of God, Mark 1:15 And saying: The tyme is come, and the kyngdome of God is at hande: repent, and beleue the Gospell.

calleth Peter, Andrew, James and John:

Mark 1:16 As he walked by the sea of Galilee, he sawe Simon, and Andrewe his brother, castyng nettes into the sea (for they were fysshers.) Mark 1:17 And Iesus saide vnto them: Folowe me, and I wyll make you to become fysshers of men. Mark 1:18 And strayghtway they forsoke their nettes, and folowed hym. Mark 1:19 And when he had gone a litle further thence, he saw Iames the sonne of Zebedee, and Iohn his brother, which also were in the shippe, mendyng their nettes. Mark 1:20 And anone he called them: And they lefte their father Zebedee in the shippe with the hired seruauntes, and folowed hym. Mark 1:21 And they came into Capernaum, & strayghtway, on the Sabboth dayes, he entred into the synagogue, & taught. Mark 1:22 And they were astonyed at his learnyng: For he taught them, as one that had aucthoritie, & not as the Scribes.

healeth one that had a devil,

Mark 1:23 And there was in their synagogue, a man vexed with an vncleane spirite, & he cried, Mark 1:24 Saying: Alas, what haue we [to do] with thee, thou Iesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy vs? I knowe thee what thou art, euen that holy one of God. Mark 1:25 And Iesus rebuked hym, saying: holde thy peace, and come out of hym. Mark 1:26 And when the vncleane spirite hadde torne hym, & cryed with a loude voyce, he came out of hym. Mark 1:27 And they were all amased, insomuch that they demaunded one of another among them selues, saying: What thing is this? What newe doctrine is this? For with aucthoritie commaunded he the fowle spirites, and they obeyed him. Mark 1:28 And immediatly his fame spread abrode throughout all the region borderyng on Galilee.

Peter's mother in law,

Mark 1:29 And foorthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entred into the house of Simon, and Andrewe, with Iames, and Iohn. Mark 1:30 But Simons wyues mother lay sicke of a feuer: & anone they tell hym of her. Mark 1:31 And he came, & toke her by the hande, and lyft her vp: and immediatly the feuer forsoke her, and [she] ministred vnto them.

many diseased persons,

Mark 1:32 And at euen, when the sonne was downe, they brought vnto hym all that were diseased, and them that were vexed with deuyls: Mark 1:33 And all the citie was gathered together at the dore. Mark 1:34 And he healed many, that were sicke of diuers diseases, and caste out many deuyls: and suffred not the deuyls to speake, because they knewe hym. Mark 1:35 And in the mornyng, before day, Iesus, when he was rysen vp, departed, and went out into a solitarie place, and there prayed. Mark 1:36 And Simon, & they that were with hym, folowed after hym: Mark 1:37 And when they had founde hym, they sayde vnto hym: all men seke for thee. Mark 1:38 And he saide vnto them: let vs go into the nexte townes, that I may preache there also: for, therfore am I come. Mark 1:39 And he preached in their synagogues, in all Galilee, and cast the deuyls out. Mark 1:40 And there came a leper to hym, besechyng him, and knelyng downe to him, and saying vnto hym: If thou wylt, thou canst make me cleane.

and cleanseth the leper.

Mark 1:41 And Iesus had compassion on hym, and put foorth his hande, touched hym, and sayth vnto hym: I wyll, be thou cleane. Mark 1:42 And assoone as he had spoken, immediatly the leprosie departed from hym, and he was made cleane. Mark 1:43 And after he had geuen hym a strayte commaundement, he sent hym away foorthwith. Mark 1:44 And sayth vnto hym: See thou saye nothing to any man, but get thee hence, shew thy selfe to the priest, and offer for thy clensyng those thinges which Moyses commaunded, for a witnesse vnto them. Mark 1:45 But he, assoone as he was departed, began to tell many thynges, and to publishe the saying: insomuch, that Iesus could no more openly enter into the citie, but was without in desert places: And they came to him from euery quarter.

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