The office of John the Baptist.
Mark 1:1 The begynning of the gospell of Iesu Christ, þe sonne of God, Mark 1:2 as it is written in the prophetes. Beholde, I send my messenger before thy face which shal prepare thy waye before þe Mark 1:3 The voyce of a cryer in þe wildernes prepare the waye of the Lord: make hys pathes strayghte. Mark 1:4 Iohn dyd baptyse in the wyldernes, and preache the baptisme of repentaunce: for the remissyon of synnes. Mark 1:5 And all the lande of Iury and they of Ierusalem wente out vnto him, & were all baptysed of hym in the riuer Iordan: confessyng theyr synnes. Mark 1:6 Iohn was clothed with camylles heare, & with a gerdyll of a skyn about hys loynes. And he dyd eate locustes, and wilde honey, Mark 1:7 & preached saiynge: a stronger then I commeth after me, whose shoe latchet I am not worthy to stoupe doune, and vnlose. Mark 1:8 I haue baptysed you with water: but he shal baptyse you with the holye ghost.
Jesus is baptized,
Mark 1:9 And it came to passe in those dayes, that Iesus came from Nazareth, a citye of Galile: and was baptysed of Iohn in Iordan. Mark 1:10 And assone as he was come out of the water Iohn saw heauen open, and the holy ghost descendynge vpon him lyke a doue. Mark 1:11 And there came a voyce from heauen: Thou arte my dere sonne in whom I delyte.
Mark 1:12 And immediatly the spirite draue hym into wyldernes, Mark 1:13 & he was there in the wyldernes .xl. dayes, and was tempted of Sathan, & was with wylde beastes. And the Aungels minystred vnto hym.
Mark 1:14 After Iohn was taken, Iesus came into Galyle, preachynge the gospell of the kyngedom of God, Mark 1:15 and sayinge: the tyme is come, & the kyngdome of God is at hande, repente & beleue the Gospell.
calleth Peter, Andrew, James and John:
Mark 1:16 And as he walked by þe sea of Galile, he saw Simon & Andrew hys brother, castyng nettes into the sea, for they were fishers. Mark 1:17 And Iesus sayde vnto them: folowe me, and I wyll make you fishers of men: Mark 1:18 And strayghtwaye they forsoke theyr nettes, and folowed hym. Mark 1:19 And when he had gone a lyttell further thence, he sawe Iames the sonne of Zebede, & Iohn hys brother, euen as they were in the shyppe mendynge theyr nettes. Mark 1:20 And anone he called them. And they left theyr father Zebede in the shyppe with hys hyred seruauntes, & went theyr waye after hym. Mark 1:21 And they entred into Capernaum: & straight waye on the Saboth dayes, he entred into þe synagoge & taught. Mark 1:22 And they merueyled at hys learning. For he taught them as one that had power with hym, and not as the scrybes.
healeth one that had a devil,
Mark 1:23 And there was in theyr Synagoge a man vexed with an vncleane spirite, that cryed Mark 1:24 saiyng: let be: what haue we to do with the thou Iesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy vs, I knowe the what thou arte, euen þe holye of God. Mark 1:25 And Iesus rebuked him, saying: hold thy peace, and come out of hym. Mark 1:26 And the vncleane spirite tare hym, & cryed with a loude voyce, and came out of hym. Mark 1:27 And they were al amased, in so muche that they demaunded one of another, amonge them selues saying: what thyng is thys? what newe doctryne is this? For he commaundeth the foule spirites with power, and they obeye hym. Mark 1:28 And immediatly hys fame spred abroade throughoute al the regyon borderynge on Galile.
Peter's mother in law,
Mark 1:29 And forth with, assone as they were come out of the synagoge, they entred into þe house of Simon and Andrew, with Iames and Iohn Mark 1:30 & Symons mother in law lay sicke of a fewer. And anone they told him of her. Mark 1:31 And he came and toke her by the hande, and lyfte her vp, & the fewer forsoke her by and by: and she ministred vnto them.
many diseased persons,
Mark 1:32 And at euen when the sunne was doune, they brought to hym all that were dyseased, & them that were possessed with deuyls. Mark 1:33 And al the cytye gathered together at the dore, Mark 1:34 & he healed many that were sicke of dyuers dyseases. And he cast out manye deuyls, and suffered not þe deuyls to speake, because they knew hym. Mark 1:35 And in the mornyng very early, Iesus arose and went oute into a solytarye place, & there prayed. Mark 1:36 And Simon and they that were wyth hym folowed after him. Mark 1:37 And when they had founde hym, they sayed vnto hym: al men seke for the. Mark 1:38 And he sayed vnto them: let vs go into the next townes, that I maye preach there also: for truely I came out for that purpose. Mark 1:39 And he preached in theyr synagoges, throughoute all Galile, and caste the deuyls out. Mark 1:40 And there came a leper to hym, besechinge hym, and kneled doune vnto hym, and sayde to hym: yf thou wylt, thou cannest make me cleane.
and cleanseth the leper.
Mark 1:41 And Iesus had compassyon on hym, and put forth hys hande, touched hym, & sayd to hym: I wyl, be thou cleane. Mark 1:42 And assone as he had spoken, immediatly the leprosy departed from hym, & he was clensed. Mark 1:43 And he charged hym, and sent him awaye forthwith Mark 1:44 and sayde vnto hym: Se thou say nothyng to any man: but get the hence, and shewe thy selfe to the priest, and offer for thy clensing, those thinges whiche Moyses commaunded, for a testimonial vnto them. Mark 1:45 But he (assone as he departed) beganne to tell many thynges, & to publyshe the dede: in so muche that Iesus coulde no more openlye enter into the citie, but was without in desert places. And they came to him from euerye quarter.