Mark 1:4
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English Standard Version
John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

King James Bible
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

American Standard Version
John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
John was in the desert baptizing, and preaching the baptism of penance, unto remission of sins.

English Revised Version
John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.

Webster's Bible Translation
John was baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins.

Weymouth New Testament
So John the Baptizer came, and was in the Desert proclaiming a baptism of the penitent for forgiveness of sins.

Mark 1:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

John did baptize (ἐγένετο Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτίζων)

Lit., John came to pass or arose who baptized. Rev., John came who baptized.

Baptism of repentance (βάπτισμα μετανοίας)

A baptism the characteristic of which was repentance; which involved an obligation to repent. We should rather expect Mark to put this in the more dramatic form used by Matthew: Saying, Repent ye!

Mark 1:4 Parallel Commentaries

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did.

Matthew 3:1,2,6,11 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea...

Luke 3:2,3 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness...

John 3:23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.

Acts 10:37 That word, I say, you know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

Acts 13:24,25 When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel...

Acts 19:3,4 And he said to them, To what then were you baptized? And they said, To John's baptism...

for. or, unto. remission.

Acts 22:16 And now why tarry you? arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Cross References
Matthew 3:11
"I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Mark 1:5
And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

Luke 1:77
to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins,

Acts 13:24
Before his coming, John had proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

Acts 19:4
And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus."

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