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Mark 1

Introduction

Overview

Mark 1:1, The office of John the Baptist; Mark 1:9, Jesus is baptized; Mark 1:12, tempted; Mark 1:14, he preaches; Mark 1:16, calls Peter, Andrew, James, and John; v.23, heals one that had a devil; v.29, Peter’s mother in law; v.32, many diseased persons; v.40, and cleanses the leper.

Verse 1

beginning: Luke 1:2, Luke 1:3, Luke 2:10, Luke 2:11, Acts 1:1, Acts 1:2

Christ: John 20:31, Romans 1:1-4, 1 John 1:1-3, 1 John 5:11, 1 John 5:12

son: Psalms 2:7, Matthew 3:17, Matthew 14:33, Matthew 17:5, Luke 1:35, John 1:14, John 1:34, John 1:49, John 3:16, John 6:69, Romans 8:3, Romans 8:32, Hebrews 1:1, Hebrews 1:2

Reciprocal: Hosea 1:2 - beginning Matthew 21:25 - baptism Mark 3:11 - the Son Mark 11:30 - General John 1:6 - a man John 9:35 - the Son John 15:27 - have Acts 1:22 - Beginning Acts 10:37 - after Acts 19:4 - John Romans 1:9 - the 2 Corinthians 1:19 - the Son 2 Corinthians 10:14 - the gospel Hebrews 4:14 - Jesus Hebrews 6:1 - principles of the doctrine

Verse 2

written: Psalms 40:7, Matthew 2:5, Matthew 26:24, Matthew 26:31, Luke 1:70, Luke 18:31

in: Several manuscripts have, "by Isaiah the prophet." See the parallel texts.

Behold: Malachi 3:1, Matthew 11:10, Luke 1:15-17, Luke 1:76, Luke 7:27, Luke 7:28

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:41 - I will Isaiah 40:3 - The voice Mark 9:12 - restoreth John 3:28 - but John 6:45 - written Acts 13:24 - General

Verse 3

Isaiah 40:3-5, Matthew 3:3, Luke 3:4-6, John 1:15, John 1:19-34, John 3:28-36

Reciprocal: Malachi 3:1 - I will Matthew 11:7 - What Mark 6:12 - preached Luke 1:76 - thou shalt Luke 1:77 - give Luke 1:80 - and was Luke 3:2 - in John 1:23 - I am John 1:31 - therefore Acts 1:22 - Beginning Acts 18:25 - instructed 1 Thessalonians 3:11 - our way 2 Timothy 2:25 - repentance

Verse 4

did: Matthew 3:1, Matthew 3:2, Matthew 3:6, Matthew 3:11, Luke 3:2, Luke 3:3, John 3:23, Acts 10:37, Acts 13:24, Acts 13:25, Acts 19:3, Acts 19:4

for: or, unto

remission: Acts 22:16

Reciprocal: Luke 1:77 - give Luke 1:80 - and was Luke 7:24 - wilderness 2 Timothy 2:25 - repentance

Verse 5

there: Matthew 3:5, Matthew 3:6, Matthew 4:25

baptized: John 1:28, John 3:23

confessing: Leviticus 26:40-42, Joshua 7:19, Psalms 32:5, Proverbs 28:13, Acts 2:38, Acts 19:18, 1 John 1:8-10

Reciprocal: Mark 1:33 - General Mark 1:37 - All Luke 3:3 - the country Luke 7:24 - wilderness 1 John 1:9 - we confess

Verse 6

clothed: 2 Kings 1:8, Zechariah 13:4, Matthew 3:4

eat: Leviticus 11:22

Reciprocal: Luke 7:33 - came

Verse 7

Matthew 3:11, Matthew 3:14, Luke 3:16, Luke 7:6, Luke 7:7, John 1:27, John 3:28-31, Acts 13:25

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 25:9 - loose his shoe John 1:15 - bare John 1:20 - General John 1:33 - the same

Verse 8

have: Matthew 3:11

he shall: Proverbs 1:23, Isaiah 32:15, Isaiah 44:3, Ezekiel 36:25-27, Joel 2:28, Acts 1:5, Acts 2:4, Acts 2:17, Acts 10:45, Acts 11:15, Acts 11:16, Acts 19:4-6, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Titus 3:5, Titus 3:6

Reciprocal: Matthew 3:6 - were Luke 3:16 - I indeed John 1:20 - General John 1:26 - I John 1:33 - the same

Verse 9

that: Matthew 3:13-15, Luke 3:21

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 5:12 - better Matthew 3:6 - were

Verse 10

coming: Matthew 3:16, John 1:31-34

opened: or, cloven, or rent, Isaiah 64:1

the Spirit: Isaiah 42:1, Luke 3:22, John 1:32

Reciprocal: Luke 3:21 - the heaven John 1:51 - Hereafter Acts 7:56 - I see Acts 8:39 - were Revelation 4:1 - a door

Verse 11

there: Matthew 3:17, John 5:37, John 12:28-30, 2 Peter 1:17, 2 Peter 1:18

Thou: Mark 9:7, Psalms 2:7, Isaiah 42:1, Matthew 17:5, Luke 9:35, John 1:34, John 3:16, John 3:35, John 3:36, John 5:20-23, John 6:69, Romans 1:4, Colossians 1:13

Reciprocal: Matthew 12:18 - my beloved Mark 12:6 - his John 5:32 - is another John 6:27 - for him

Verse 12

the Spirit: Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-4

driveth: Or, "sendeth him forth," וךגבככוי [Strong's G1544], בץפןם. The expression does not necessarily imply any violence; but seems to intimate the energy of that impulse on our Lord, by which he was inwardly constrained to retire from society.

Verse 13

forty: Exodus 24:18, Exodus 34:28, Deuteronomy 9:11, Deuteronomy 9:18, Deuteronomy 9:25, 1 Kings 19:8

tempted: Hebrews 2:17, Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 4:15

and the: 1 Kings 19:5-7, Matthew 4:11, Matthew 26:53, 1 Timothy 3:16

Reciprocal: Luke 4:1 - and was

Verse 14

am 4031, ad 27

after: Matthew 4:12, Matthew 11:2, Matthew 14:2, Luke 3:20, John 3:22-24

preaching: Isaiah 61:1-3, Matthew 4:23, Matthew 9:35, Luke 4:17-19, Luke 4:43, Luke 4:44, Luke 8:1, Acts 20:25, Acts 28:23, Ephesians 2:17

Reciprocal: Matthew 4:17 - that Mark 2:2 - and he Luke 4:14 - returned Luke 9:2 - General Luke 16:16 - the kingdom Luke 23:5 - beginning Acts 10:37 - after Acts 28:31 - Preaching Hebrews 2:3 - began

Verse 15

The time: Daniel 2:44, Daniel 9:25, Galatians 4:4, Ephesians 1:10

the kingdom: Matthew 3:2, Matthew 4:17, Matthew 10:7, Luke 10:9, Luke 10:11

repent: Matthew 21:31, Matthew 21:32, Luke 24:47, Acts 2:36-38, Acts 20:21, 2 Timothy 2:25, 2 Timothy 2:26

believe: Romans 16:26

Reciprocal: Isaiah 56:1 - for Matthew 3:1 - John Matthew 12:28 - then Mark 6:12 - preached Mark 16:16 - that believeth and Luke 2:10 - to Luke 4:43 - I must Luke 9:2 - General Acts 10:37 - after

Verse 16

as he: Matthew 4:18-22, Luke 5:1, Luke 5:4-11

Simon: Mark 3:16, Mark 3:18, Matthew 10:2, Luke 6:14, John 1:40-42, John 6:8, John 12:22, Acts 1:13

Reciprocal: Matthew 15:29 - unto Mark 10:28 - Lo Mark 13:3 - Peter Mark 14:33 - Peter

Verse 17

fishers: Ezekiel 47:10, Matthew 4:19, Matthew 4:20, Luke 5:10, Acts 2:38-41

Reciprocal: Matthew 10:2 - Simon Matthew 13:47 - a net Matthew 19:27 - we have forsaken Mark 2:14 - Follow me

Verse 18

forsook: Mark 10:28-31, Matthew 19:27-30, Luke 5:11, Luke 14:33, Luke 18:28-30, Philippians 3:8

Reciprocal: Matthew 4:19 - I will

Verse 19

James: Mark 3:17, Mark 5:37, Mark 9:2, Mark 10:35, Mark 14:33, Matthew 4:21, Acts 1:13, Acts 12:2

Reciprocal: Luke 5:2 - washing Luke 6:14 - James

Verse 20

they left: Mark 10:29, Deuteronomy 33:9, 1 Kings 19:20, Matthew 4:21, Matthew 4:22, Matthew 8:21, Matthew 8:22, Matthew 10:37, Luke 14:26, 2 Corinthians 5:16

Reciprocal: Mark 3:17 - James Mark 10:35 - James

Verse 21

they went: Mark 2:1, Matthew 4:13, Luke 4:31, Luke 10:15

Capernaum: Capernaum was a city of Galilee - Luke 4:31, situated on the confines of Zebulun, and Naphtali - Matthew 4:13, on the western border of the lake of Tiberias - John 6:59, and in the land of Gennesaret - Mark 6:53, Matthew 14:34, where Josephus places a spring of excellent water called Capernaum. Dr. Lightfoot places it between Tiberias and Tarichea, about two miles from the former; and Dr. Richardson, in passing through the plain of Gennesaret, was told by the natives that the ruins of Capernaum were quite near. The Arab station and ruins mentioned by Mr. Buckingham, said to have been formerly called Capharnaoom, situated on the edge of the lake from nine to twelve miles nne of Tiberias, bearing the name of Talhewn, or as Burckhardt writes it, Tel Houm, appear too far north for its site.

he entered: Mark 1:39, Mark 6:2, Matthew 4:23, Luke 4:16, Luke 13:10, Acts 13:14-52, Acts 17:2, Acts 18:4

Reciprocal: Mark 1:32 - at even Mark 3:1 - he entered

Verse 22

they were: Jeremiah 23:29, Matthew 7:28, Matthew 7:29, Matthew 13:54, Luke 4:32, Luke 21:15, John 7:46, Acts 6:10, Acts 9:21, Acts 9:22, 2 Corinthians 4:2, Hebrews 4:12, Hebrews 4:13

as the: Mark 7:3-13, Matthew 23:16-24

Reciprocal: Mark 6:2 - he began Mark 11:18 - astonished Luke 2:47 - General Titus 2:15 - with

Verse 23

a man: Mark 1:34, Mark 5:2, Mark 7:25, Mark 9:25, Matthew 12:43, Luke 4:33-37

Reciprocal: Mark 3:11 - unclean

Verse 24

Let: Mark 5:7, Exodus 14:12, Matthew 8:29, Luke 8:28, Luke 8:37, James 2:19

the Holy One: Psalms 16:10, Psalms 89:18, Psalms 89:19, Daniel 9:24, Luke 4:34, Acts 2:27, Acts 3:14, Acts 4:27, Revelation 3:7

Reciprocal: Daniel 4:13 - an holy Mark 3:11 - unclean Mark 5:17 - General Acts 16:17 - These Acts 19:15 - General 1 John 2:20 - the Holy 1 John 3:8 - this purpose

Verse 25

rebuked: Mark 1:34, Mark 3:11, Mark 3:12, Mark 9:25, Psalms 50:16, Luke 4:35, Luke 4:41, Acts 16:17

Reciprocal: Psalms 44:4 - command Zechariah 3:2 - The Lord rebuke Matthew 8:8 - but Matthew 8:16 - and he Mark 5:8 - General Acts 16:18 - being

Verse 26

torn: Mark 9:20, Mark 9:26, Luke 9:39, Luke 9:42, Luke 11:22

Reciprocal: Psalms 44:4 - command Mark 5:2 - with Luke 4:35 - thrown Acts 16:18 - being

Verse 27

they were: Mark 7:37, Matthew 9:33, Matthew 12:22, Matthew 12:23, Matthew 15:31

for: Luke 4:36, Luke 9:1, Luke 10:17-20

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:27 - General Mark 2:12 - insomuch Mark 5:42 - General Mark 6:51 - and they Luke 4:15 - being Luke 7:7 - but Luke 9:42 - the devil Acts 2:7 - amazed Acts 17:19 - new Titus 2:15 - with

Verse 28

Mark 1:45, Micah 5:4, Matthew 4:24, Matthew 9:31, Luke 4:17, Luke 4:37

Reciprocal: Matthew 14:35 - General Mark 6:14 - his name Luke 4:14 - and there Luke 5:15 - went Luke 7:17 - General

Verse 29

entered: Matthew 8:14, Matthew 8:15, Luke 4:38, Luke 4:39, Luke 9:58

Reciprocal: Matthew 10:2 - Andrew Luke 6:14 - James

Verse 30

wife's: 1 Corinthians 9:5

they tell: Mark 5:23, John 11:3, James 5:14, James 5:15

Reciprocal: Acts 28:8 - the father

Verse 31

and took: Mark 5:41, Acts 9:41

ministered: Mark 15:41, Psalms 103:1-3, Psalms 116:12, Matthew 27:55, Luke 8:2, Luke 8:3

Reciprocal: Psalms 44:4 - command Matthew 9:25 - and took Matthew 14:31 - stretched Mark 1:42 - immediately Mark 9:27 - General Mark 10:52 - followed Luke 8:54 - took John 5:9 - immediately Acts 3:7 - General Acts 28:8 - the father

Verse 32

at even: Mark 1:21, Mark 3:2, Matthew 8:16, Luke 4:40

Reciprocal: Matthew 4:23 - healing Matthew 9:2 - they brought Matthew 9:35 - General Matthew 15:30 - great

Verse 33

Mark 1:5, Acts 13:44

Reciprocal: Mark 2:2 - straightway

Verse 34

and suffered: Mark 1:25, Mark 3:12, Luke 4:41, Acts 16:16-18

speak, because they: or, say that they

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:16 - and he Matthew 17:18 - rebuked Mark 1:23 - a man Luke 4:34 - what Acts 16:18 - being Acts 19:15 - General

Verse 35

Mark 6:46-48, Psalms 5:3, Psalms 109:4, Luke 4:42, Luke 6:12, Luke 22:39-46, John 4:34, John 6:15, Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 2:5, Hebrews 5:7

Reciprocal: Joshua 3:1 - rose early 1 Samuel 1:19 - they rose Psalms 55:17 - Evening Psalms 88:13 - and in Psalms 119:62 - midnight Psalms 119:147 - I prevented Proverbs 18:1 - intermeddleth Proverbs 31:15 - riseth Song of Solomon 5:2 - my head Isaiah 26:9 - my spirit Jeremiah 25:3 - rising Lamentations 2:19 - cry out Matthew 8:18 - saw Luke 5:16 - General Luke 9:28 - into Acts 10:9 - Peter Acts 20:13 - minding

Verse 36

Reciprocal: Luke 5:16 - General

Verse 37

All: Mark 1:5, Zechariah 11:11, John 3:26, John 11:48, John 12:19

Reciprocal: Mark 2:2 - straightway Luke 4:42 - and the John 6:24 - seeking John 10:41 - many Acts 18:20 - he

Verse 38

Let: Luke 4:43

for: Isaiah 61:1-3, Luke 2:49, Luke 4:18-21, John 9:4, John 16:28, John 17:4, John 17:8

Reciprocal: Matthew 11:1 - he departed Acts 10:38 - who Acts 18:20 - he

Verse 39

preached: Mark 1:21, Matthew 4:23, Luke 4:43, Luke 4:44

Galilee: Galilee was a province of Palestine, being bounded, says Josephus, on the west by Ptolemais and mount Carmel; on the south by the country of Samaria and Scythopolis, on the river Jordan; on the east by the cantons of Hyppos, Gadara, and Gaulon; and on the north by the confines of the Tyrians. It was divided into Lower and Upper Galilee; - Upper Galilee, so called from its being mountainous, was termed Galilee of the Gentiles - Matthew 4:15, because inhabited, says Strabo, by Egyptians, Arabians, and Phoenicians, and comprehended the tribes of Asher and Naphtali; the Lower Galilee contained the tribes of Zebulun and Issachar, and was sometimes termed the Great Field. It was, says Josephus, very populous and rich, containing 204 cities and towns.

and cast: Mark 7:30, Luke 4:41

Reciprocal: Matthew 11:1 - he departed Mark 3:7 - Galilee Mark 6:2 - he began Luke 4:15 - he Luke 8:1 - that Acts 10:38 - who

Verse 40

there: Matthew 8:2-4, Luke 5:12-14

a leper: Leviticus 13:1 - Leviticus 14:57, Numbers 12:10-15, Deuteronomy 24:8, Deuteronomy 24:9, 2 Samuel 3:29, 2 Kings 5:5-27, 2 Kings 5:27, 2 Kings 7:3, 2 Kings 15:5, Matthew 11:5, Luke 17:12-19

kneeling: Mark 10:17, 2 Chronicles 6:13, Matthew 17:14, Luke 22:41, Acts 7:60, Ephesians 3:14

if thou: Mark 9:22, Mark 9:23, Genesis 18:14, 2 Kings 5:7

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:2 - He shall Mark 7:25 - at Acts 14:9 - he had Acts 21:5 - we kneeled

Verse 41

moved: Mark 6:34, Matthew 9:36, Luke 7:12, Luke 7:13, Hebrews 2:17, Hebrews 4:15

I: Mark 4:39, Mark 5:41, Genesis 1:3, Psalms 33:9, Hebrews 1:3

Reciprocal: Psalms 44:4 - command Matthew 8:3 - I will Matthew 8:15 - touched Matthew 14:31 - stretched Mark 2:11 - General Mark 7:34 - Be opened Mark 8:2 - compassion Mark 9:27 - General Acts 14:9 - he had

Verse 42

immediately: Mark 1:31, Mark 5:29, Psalms 33:9, Matthew 15:28, John 4:50-53, John 15:3

Reciprocal: John 5:9 - immediately

Verse 43

Mark 3:12, Mark 5:43, Mark 7:36, Matthew 9:30, Luke 8:56

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:4 - See

Verse 44

show: Leviticus 14:2-32, Matthew 23:2, Matthew 23:3, Luke 5:14, Luke 17:14

for a testimony: Romans 15:4, 1 Corinthians 10:11

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:2 - he shall Leviticus 14:10 - take Deuteronomy 24:8 - General Matthew 6:3 - let Matthew 8:4 - See Matthew 9:31 - spread Mark 7:36 - General Mark 13:9 - a Acts 23:22 - General

Verse 45

and began: Psalms 77:11, Matthew 9:31, Luke 5:15, Titus 1:10

could: Mark 2:1, Mark 2:2, Mark 2:13

Reciprocal: Matthew 9:26 - the fame hereof Mark 1:28 - General Mark 6:14 - his name Mark 6:31 - come Mark 7:36 - General Luke 4:15 - being Luke 4:37 - the fame Luke 4:42 - and the Luke 8:39 - and published Luke 16:16 - and every John 5:15 - and told

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Mark 1". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/mark-1.html.