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Mark 1:4

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In the wilderness 1  John the baptizer 2  began preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 3 

XREF

Mt 3:1,2,6,11; Lu 3:2,3; Joh 3:23; Ac 10:37; Ac 13:24,25; Ac 19:3,4; Ac 22:16

NET © Notes

tn Or “desert.”

tn While Matthew and Luke consistently use the noun βαπτίστης (baptisths, “[the] Baptist”) to refer to John, as a kind of a title, Mark prefers the substantival participle ὁ βαπτίζων (Jo baptizwn, “the one who baptizes, the baptizer”) to describe him (only twice does he use the noun [Mark 6:25; 8:28]).

sn A baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins was a call for preparation for the arrival of the Lord’s salvation. To participate in this baptism was a recognition of the need for God’s forgiveness with a sense that one needed to live differently as a response to it.



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