New American Standard Bible
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
King James Bible
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
Darby Bible Translation
Beginning of the glad tidings of Jesus Christ, Son of God;
World English Bible
The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Young's Literal Translation
A beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, Son of God.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The beginning of the gospel - The word "gospel" literally signifies good news, and particularly the good tidings respecting the way of salvation by the Lord Jesus Christ. Some have understood the word "gospel" here to mean "history" or "life - the beginning of the history," etc.; but Mark says nothing of the early life of the Saviour. The word "gospel" here has reference rather to the preaching of John, an account of which immediately follows, and means the beginning of the good news, or annunciation respecting the Messiah. It was very customary thus to prefix a title to a book.
The Son of God - This title was used here to attract attention, and secure the respect of those who should read the gospel. It is no common history. It does not recount the deeds of man - of a hero or a philosopher - but the doctrines and doings of the Son of God. The history, therefore, "commands" respect.
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'The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; 2. As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send My messenger before Thy face, which shall prepare Thy way before Thee. 3. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight. 4. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5. And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in …
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And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."
beginning with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us-- one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection."
after John had proclaimed before His coming a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
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