THE GOSPEL OF S. MARK.
Mark, Chapter 1

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The first Chapter.

The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God, as it is written in the prophets: behold I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you. The voice of a crier in the wilderness: prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

John baptized —Iohn dyd baptise (Orig.)

John baptized.

John baptized in the wilderness, and preached the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins. And all the land of Judaea and they of Jerusalem, went out unto him, and were all baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

He ate locusts —he dyd eate locustes (Orig.)

John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins. And he ate locusts and wild honey, and preached saying: a stronger than I comes after me, whose shoe latchet I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. I have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

Jesus is baptized.

And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth, a city of Galilee: and was baptized of John in Jordan. And as soon as he was come out of the water, John saw heaven open, and the Holy Ghost descending upon him, like a dove. And there came a voice from heaven: You are my dear Son in whom I delight.

Jesus fasteth.

And immediately the Spirit drove him into wilderness: and he was there in the wilderness forty days, and was tempted of Satan, and was with wild beasts. And the angels ministered unto him.

After John was taken, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying: the time is come, and the kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe the gospel.

Simon
Andrew.

As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother, casting nets into the sea, for they were fishers. And Jesus said to them: follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And straightway, they forsook their nets, and followed him.

James
John.

And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, even as they were in the ship mending their nets. And anon he called them. And they left their father Zebedee in the ship with his hired servants, and went their way after him.

And they entered into Capernaum: and straightway on the Sabbath days, he entered into the synagogue and taught. And they marveled at his learning. For he taught them as one that had power with him, and not as the scribes.

The unclean spirit is cast out.

And there was in their synagogue a man vexed with an unclean spirit, that cried saying: let be: what have we to do with thee thou Jesus of Nazareth? Are you come to destroy us? I know you what you are, even that Holy of God. And Jesus rebuked him saying: hold your peace and come out of him. And the unclean spirit tore him, and cried with a loud voice, and came out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they demanded one of another among themselves saying: what thing is this? what new doctrine is this? For he commands the foul spirits with power, and they obey him. And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region bordering on Galilee.

Simon’s mother law.

And forthwith, as soon as they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. And Simon’s mother in law lay sick of a fever. And anon they told him of her. And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up: and the fever forsook her by and by: and she ministered unto them.

And at even when the sun was down, they brought to him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. And all the city gathered together at the door, and he healed many that were sick of divers diseases. And he cast out many devils, and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

And in the morning very early, Jesus arose and went out into a solitary place, and there prayed. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. And when they had found him, they said to him: all men seek for you. And he said to them: let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for truly I came out for that purpose. And he preached in their synagogues, throughout all Galilee, and cast the devils out.

A leper.

And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeled down unto him, and said to him: if you will, you can make me clean. And Jesus had compassion on him, and put forth his hand, touched him, and said to him: I will, be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and was cleansed. And he charged him, and sent him away forthwith and said to him: See you say nothing to any man: but get you hence and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing, those things which Moses commanded, for a testimonial unto them. But he (as soon as he was departed) began to tell many things, and to publish the deed: insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places. And they came to him from every quarter.

 

 

THE GOSPELL OF S. MARKE.

The fyrste Chapter.

The beginnynge of the Gospell of Iesu Christ the sonne of God, as yt is wrytten in the Prophetes: beholde I sende my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy waye before the. The voyce of a cryer in the wildernes: prepare ye the waye of the Lorde, make his pathes streyght.

Iohn dyd baptise in the wyldernes, and preche the baptyme of repentaunce, for the remission of synnes. And all the londe of Iurie and they of Ierusalem, went out vnto him, and were all baptised of him in the ryver Iordan, confessynge their synnes.

Iohn was clothed with cammylles heer, and with a gerdyll of a skyn a bout hys loynes. And he dyd eate locustes and wylde hony, and preached sayinge: a stronger then I commeth after me, whose shue latchet I am not worthy to stoupe doune and vnlose. I have baptised you with water: but he shall baptise you with the holy goost.

And yt came to passe in those dayes, that Iesus cam from Nazareth, a cyte of Galile: and was baptised of Iohn in Iordan. And assone as he was come out of the water, Iohn sawe heaven open, and the holy goost descendinge vpon him, lyke a dove. And ther came a voyce from heaven: Thou arte my dere sonne in whom I delyte.

And immediatly the sprete drave him into wildernes: and he was there in the wilderness. xl. dayes, and was tempted of Satan, and was with wilde beestes. And the aungels ministred vnto him.

After Iohn was taken, Iesus came in to Galile, preachinge the gospell of the kyngdome of God, and sayinge: the tyme is come, and the kyngdome of God is at honde, repent and beleve the gospell.

As he walked by the see of Galile, he sawe Simon and Andrew his brother, castinge nettes in to the see, for they were fysshers. And Iesus sayde vnto them: folowe me, and I will make you fisshers of men. And strayght waye, they forsoke their nettes, and folowed him.

And when he had gone a lytell further thence, he sawe Iames the sonne of zebede, and Ihon his brother, even as they were in the shyppe mendinge their nettes. And annone he called them. And they leeft their father zebede in the shippe with his hyred servauntes, and went their waye after him.

And they entred in to Capernaum: and streight waye on the saboth dayes, he entred in to the synagoge and taught. And they merveled at his learninge. For he taught them as one that had power with him, and not as the Scribes.

And there was in their synagoge a man vexed with an unclene spirite, that cried sayinge: let be: what have we to do with the thou Iesus of Nazareth? Arte thou come to destroye vs? I knowe the what thou arte, euen that holy of god. And Iesus rebuked him sayinge: hoolde thy peace and come out of him. And the vnclene spirite tare him, and cryed with a loude voyce, and came out of him. And they were all amased, in so moche that they demaunded one of another amonge them selves saying: what thinge is this? what newe doctryne is this? For he commaundeth the foule spirites with power, and they obeye him. And immediatly his fame spreed abroade throughoute all the region borderinge on Galile.

And forth with, assone as they were come out of the synagoge, they entred in to the housse of Symon and Andrew, with Iames and Ihon. And Symons mother in lawe lay sicke of a fever. And anone they tolde him of her. And he came and toke her by the honde and lifte her vp: and the fever forsoke hir by and by: and she ministred vnto them.

And at even when the sunne was downe, they brought to him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devyls. And all the cite gaddred to gedder at the dore, and he healed many that were sicke of divers deseases. And he cast out many devyls, and suffred not the devyls to speake, because they knewe him.

And in the morninge very erly, Iesus arose and went out in to a solitary place, and there prayed. And Simon and they that were with him folowed after him. And when they had founde him, they sayde vnto him: all men seke for the. And he sayd vnto them: let vs go in to the next tounes, that I maye preache there also: for truly I cam out for that purpose. And he preached in their synagoges, throughout all Galile, and cast the devyls out.

And there came a leper to him, besechinge him, and kneled doune vnto him, and sayde to him: yf thou wilt, thou cannest make me clene. And Iesus had compassion on him, and put forth his honde, touched him, and sayde to him: I will, be thou clene. And assone as he had spoken, immediatly the leprosy departed from him, and was clensed. And he charged him, and sent him awaye forthwith and sayd vnto him: Se thou saye no thinge to any man: but get the hence and shewe thy silfe to the preste, and offer for thy clensinge, those thinges which Moses commaunded, for a testimoniall vnto them. But he (assone as he was departed) beganne to tell many thinges, and to publyshe the dede: in so moche that Iesus coulde no more openly entre into the cite, but was with out in desert places. And they came to him from every quarter.