Mark 1:10
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New International Version
Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

New Living Translation
As Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove.

English Standard Version
And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

Berean Study Bible
As soon as Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens breaking open and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove.

Berean Literal Bible
And immediately going up from the water, he saw the heavens tearing open and the Spirit descending as a dove upon Him.

New American Standard Bible
Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him;

King James Bible
And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As soon as He came up out of the water, He saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending to Him like a dove.

International Standard Version
Just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens split open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

NET Bible
And just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

New Heart English Bible
Immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens parting, and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And at once, as he came up from the waters, he saw the heavens being ripped open and The Spirit who was descending upon him as a dove.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As Jesus came out of the water, he saw heaven split open and the Spirit coming down to him as a dove.

New American Standard 1977
And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as soon as he was come out of the water, John saw the heavens opened and the Spirit like a dove descending and resting upon him;

King James 2000 Bible
And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

American King James Version
And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending on him:

American Standard Version
And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And forthwith coming up out of he water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit as a dove descending, and remaining on him.

Darby Bible Translation
And straightway going up from the water, he saw the heavens parting asunder, and the Spirit, as a dove, descending upon him.

English Revised Version
And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him:

Webster's Bible Translation
And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him.

Weymouth New Testament
and immediately on His coming up out of the water He saw an opening in the sky, and the Spirit like a dove coming down to Him;

World English Bible
Immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens parting, and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

Young's Literal Translation
and immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens dividing, and the Spirit as a dove coming down upon him;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:9-13 Christ's baptism was his first public appearance, after he had long lived unknown. How much hidden worth is there, which in this world is not known! But sooner or later it shall be known, as Christ was. He took upon himself the likeness of sinful flesh; and thus, for our sakes, he sanctified himself, that we also might be sanctified, and be baptized with him, Joh 17:19. See how honourably God owned him, when he submitted to John's baptism. He saw the Spirit descending upon him like a dove. We may see heaven opened to us, when we perceive the Spirit descending and working upon us. God's good work in us, is sure evidence of his good will towards us, and preparations for us. As to Christ's temptation, Mark notices his being in the wilderness and that he was with the wild beasts. It was an instance of his Father's care of him, which encouraged him the more that his Father would provide for him. Special protections are earnests of seasonable supplies. The serpent tempted the first Adam in the garden, the Second Adam in the wilderness; with different success indeed; and ever since he still tempts the children of both, in all places and conditions. Company and conversation have their temptations; and being alone, even in a wilderness, has its own also. No place or state exempts, no business, not lawful labouring, eating, or drinking, not even fasting and praying; often in these duties there are the most assaults, but in them is the sweetest victory. The ministration of the good angels is matter of great comfort in reference to the malignant designs of the evil angels; but much more does it comfort us, to have the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit in our hearts.
Study Bible
The Baptism of Jesus
9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10As soon as Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens breaking open and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven: “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”…
Cross References
Ezekiel 1:1
Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

Matthew 3:16
As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. Suddenly the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and resting on Him.

Mark 1:9
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Mark 1:11
And a voice came from heaven: "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased."

John 1:32
Then John testified, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove and resting on Him.
Treasury of Scripture

And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending on him:

coming.

Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: …

John 1:31-34 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, …

opened. or, cloven. or rent.

Isaiah 64:1 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that …

the Spirit.

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; …

Luke 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove on him, …

John 1:32 And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven …

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