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1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Other ancient authorities omit: the Son of God The Preaching of John the Baptist   Mk.1.1-8 written 45-60ce. Story opens c (Judaea ) | Mt.3.1-12 | Lk.3.1-9 | Jn.1.19-28
2As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Other ancient authorities read: in the prophets
"Behold, I send my messenger before thy face,
who shall prepare thy way;
- Behold, I send my messenger Mk.1.2 | Mal.3.1
3the voice of one crying in the wilderness:
Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight - "
- the voice of one crying in the wilderness   Mk.1.3 ( ) | Is.40.1
4John the baptizer appeared Other ancient authorities read: John was baptizing in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 
5And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 
6Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey. 
7And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 
8I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." 

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