The office of John the Baptist.
Mark 1:1 The begynnynge of the Gospell of Iesu Chryst the sonne of God, Mark 1:2 as it is written in the Prophetes, behold, I sende my messenger before thy face which shall prepare thy waye before the. Mark 1:3 The voyce of a cryer in the wildernes: prepare ye the waye of the Lorde, & make his pathes strayte. Mark 1:4 Iohn dyd baptyse in the wyldernes, and preached the baptyme of repentaunce, for the remissyon of synnes. Mark 1:5 And all the lande of Iewrie and they of Ierusalem, went out vnto hym, and were all baptised of him in the ryuer Iordan, confessynge their synnes. Mark 1:6 Iohn was clothed with camilles herr, and wt a gerdyll of a sayng about hys loynes. And he dyd eate locustes and wilde hony, Mark 1:7 and preached sayinge. He that is stronger then I, commeth after me, whose sho latchet I am not worthy to stoupe downe, and vnlose, Mark 1:8 I haue baptysed you wyth water: but he shall baptyse you with the holy gost.
Jesus is baptized,
Mark 1:9 And it came to passe in those dayes, þt Iesus cam from Nazareth, of Galile: and was baptysed of Iohn in Iordan: Mark 1:10 And assone as he was come vp out of the water: he sawe heauen open, & the sprete descendynge vpon him lyke adoue: Mark 1:11 And ther came a voyce from heauen. Thou art my deare sonne in whom I delyte.
Mark 1:12 And immediatly sprete droue him into wildernes: Mark 1:13 and he was there in þe wyldernes .xl. dayes, and was tempted of Satan, & was with wilde beastes. And the angels minystred vnto hym.
Mark 1:14 After that Iohn was taken Iesus came into Galile preachinge the Gospell, of þe kyngdom of God, Mark 1:15 & sayinge. the tyme is come, & the kyngdom of God is at hand repent, and beleue the Gospell.
calleth Peter, Andrew, James and John:
Mark 1:16 As he walked by the see of Galile, he sawe Simon & Andrew his brother, castynge nettes into þe see, for they were fisshers. Mark 1:17 And Iesus sayde vnto them: folowe me, & I will make you to become fysshers of men. Mark 1:18 And strayght waye, they forsoke their nettes, and folowed him. Mark 1:19 And when he had gone a lytell further thence, he sawe Iames the sonne of Zebede, and Iohn his brother, which also were in the shyppe, mendynge their nettes. Mark 1:20 And anone he called them. And they leeft their father Zebede in the shyp wyth the hyred seruauntes, and folowed hym. Mark 1:21 And they came into Capernaum: and streyght waye on the Saboth dayes, he entred into the synagoge, & taught. Mark 1:22 And they were astonnyed at hys learnynge. For he taught them as one that had auctorite, & not as the Scribes.
healeth one that had a devil,
Mark 1:23 And there was in their Sinagoge a man vexed with an vnclene spirite, and he cryed Mark 1:24 sayinge: Alas, what haue we to do with the thou Iesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroye vs? I knowe the what thou art euen that holy one of God. Mark 1:25 And Iesus rebuked hym sayinge: holde thy peace, and come out of the man. Mark 1:26 And whan the vncleane spirite had toarne him, & cryed with a loude voyce, he came out of him. Mark 1:27 And they were all amased, in so moch that they demaunded one of another amonge them selues sayinge: what thyng is this? What newe doctrine is thys? For with auctorite commaunded he the foule spirites, and they obeyed hym. Mark 1:28 And immediatly his fame spred abroad through out all the region borderinge on Galile.
Peter's mother in law,
Mark 1:29 And forth with, whan they were come out of the Synagoge they entred into þe house of Symon and Andrew, wyth Iames and Iohn. Mark 1:30 But Simons mother in lawe laye sycke of a feuer. And anone they tell him of her. Mark 1:31 And he came, & toke her by the hande: & lifte her vp: & ymediatly þe feuer forsoke hyr, & she mynistred vnto them.
many diseased persons,
Mark 1:32 And at euen when þe sonne was downe, they brought vnto him all that were dyseased, and them that were vexed with deuyls. Mark 1:33 And all the cytie was gathred to gether at þe dore, Mark 1:34 and he healed many that were sycke of dyuers deseases, and cast out many deuyls, & suffred not the deuyls to speake, because they knewe him. Mark 1:35 And in the mornynge very early, Iesus (whan he was rysen vp) departed, and went out into a solitary place, and there prayed. Mark 1:36 And Symon and they that were with hym, folowed after hym. Mark 1:37 And when they had founde him, they saye vnto him: all men seke for the. Mark 1:38 And he sayd vnto them: let vs go into the next townes, that I maye preach there also: for therfore am I come. Mark 1:39 And he preached in their Synagoges, in all Galile, and cast the deuyls out. Mark 1:40 And ther came a leper to him, besechynge hym, and knelyng downe, and sayeng vnto him, yf thou wilt, thou cannest make me cleane.
and cleanseth the leper.
Mark 1:41 And Iesus had compassion on hym, & puth forth his hande, touched hym, & sayeth vnto him: I wyll, be thou cleane. Mark 1:42 And assone as he had spoken, immediatly the leprosy departed from him, Mark 1:43 and he sent him awaye forth with, Mark 1:44 and sayeth vnto hym. Se thou saye nothynge to any man: but get the hence, shewe thy selfe to the Preaste, and offer for thy clensinge, those thinges whych Moses commaunded, for a witnesse vnto them. Mark 1:45 But he (assone as he was departed) beganne to tell many thinges, and to publyshe the sayenge: in so moch that Iesus coulde nomore openly entre into the cytie, but was with out in desert places. And they came to hym from euery quarter.