Mark 1:6
New International Version
John wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.

New Living Translation
His clothes were woven from coarse camel hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. For food he ate locusts and wild honey.

English Standard Version
Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

Berean Study Bible
John was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

Berean Literal Bible
And John was clothed in camel's hair and a belt of leather around his waist; and he is eating locusts and wild honey.

New American Standard Bible
John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and his diet was locusts and wild honey.

King James Bible
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

Christian Standard Bible
John wore a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

Contemporary English Version
John wore clothes made of camel's hair. He had a leather strap around his waist and ate grasshoppers and wild honey.

Good News Translation
John wore clothes made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
John wore a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

International Standard Version
Now John was dressed in camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist. He ate grasshoppers and wild honey.

NET Bible
John wore a garment made of camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.

New Heart English Bible
And John was clothed with camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the same Yohannan was clothed with clothing of hair of the camel and he was bound with a belt of leather at his waist and his food was locusts and honey of the field.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
John was dressed in clothes made from camel's hair. He wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

New American Standard 1977
And John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and his diet was locusts and wild honey.

Jubilee Bible 2000
John was clothed with camel's hair and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey

King James 2000 Bible
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a belt of a skin about his waist; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

American King James Version
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

American Standard Version
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leathern girdle about his loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey.

Darby Bible Translation
And John was clothed in camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and ate locusts and wild honey.

English Revised Version
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leathern girdle about his loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey.

Webster's Bible Translation
And John was clothed with camels hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey;

Weymouth New Testament
As for John, his garment was of camel's hair, and he wore a loincloth of leather; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

World English Bible
John was clothed with camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.

Young's Literal Translation
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and a girdle of skin around his loins, and eating locusts and honey of the field,
Study Bible
The Mission of John the Baptist
5People went out to him from all of Jerusalem and the countryside of Judea. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. 6John was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 7And he began to proclaim: “After me will come One more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.…
Cross References
2 Kings 1:8
"He was a hairy man," they answered, "with a leather belt around his waist." "It is Elijah the Tishbite," said the king.

Matthew 3:4
John wore a garment of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:5
People went out to him from all of Jerusalem and the countryside of Judea. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

Mark 1:7
And he began to proclaim: "After me will come One more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.

Treasury of Scripture

And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

clothed.

2 Kings 1:8
And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.

Zechariah 13:4
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:

Matthew 3:4
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

eat.

Leviticus 11:22
Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.







Lexicon
John
Ἰωάννης (Iōannēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

clothed in
ἐνδεδυμένος (endedymenos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1746: To put on, clothe (another). From en and duno; to invest with clothing.

camel’s
καμήλου (kamēlou)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2574: A camel or dromedary. Of Hebrew origin; a 'camel'.

hair,
τρίχας (trichas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2359: Hair (of the head or of animals). Genitive case trichos, etc. of uncertain derivation; hair.

with
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

a leather
δερματίνην (dermatinēn)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1193: Made of hide, leathern. From derma; made of hide.

belt
ζώνην (zōnēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2223: Probably akin to the base of zugos; a belt; by implication, a pocket.

around
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

waist.
ὀσφὺν (osphyn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3751: The loins. Of uncertain affinity; the loin, i.e. The hip; internally procreative power.

His food was
ἔσθων (esthōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2068: Strengthened for a primary edo; used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by phago; to eat.

locusts
ἀκρίδας (akridas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 200: A locust. Apparently from the same as akron; a locust.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

wild
ἄγριον (agrion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 66: Wild, fierce. From agros; wild, literally or figuratively.

honey.
μέλι (meli)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3192: Honey. Apparently a primary word; honey.
(6) And John was clothed. . . .--See Note on Matthew 3:4.

Verse 6. - Clothed with camel's hair. This was a rough, coarse garment, characteristic of the doctrine which John taught, namely, penitence and contempt of the world. Camels abounded in Syria. And a leathern girdle about his loins. Not only the prophets, but the Jews and the inhabitants of Syria generally, used a girdle to keep the long flowing garment more closely about them, so as to leave them more free for journeying or for labour. Thus our Lord says (Luke 12:35), "Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning." And he did eat locusts and wild honey. The insect called the locust (ἀκρὶς) was permitted to be eaten (see Leviticus 11:22). It was used as food by the common people in Judaea. The Arabs eat them to this day; but they are considered as a common and inferior kind of food. They are a sign of temperance, poverty, and penitence. The wild honey (μέλι ἄγριον) was simply honey made by wild bees, either in the trees or in the hollows of the rocks. Isidorus says that it was of an inferior flavour. Both these kinds of food were consistent with the austere life and the solemn preaching of the Baptist. 1:1-8. Isaiah and Malachi each spake concerning the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, in the ministry of John. From these prophets we may observe, that Christ, in his gospel, comes among us, bringing with him a treasure of grace, and a sceptre of government. Such is the corruption of the world, that there is great opposition to his progress. When God sent his Son into the world, he took care, and when he sends him into the heart, he takes care, to prepare his way before him. John thinks himself unworthy of the meanest office about Christ. The most eminent saints have always been the most humble. They feel their need of Christ's atoning blood and sanctifying Spirit, more than others. The great promise Christ makes in his gospel to those who have repented, and have had their sins forgiven them, is, they shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost; shall be purified by his graces, and refreshed by his comforts. We use the ordinances, word, and sacraments without profit and comfort, for the most part, because we have not of that Divine light within us; and we have it not because we ask it not; for we have his word that cannot fail, that our heavenly Father will give this light, his Holy Spirit, to those that ask it.
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