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Mark 1:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— John was baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— There came John baptising in the wilderness, and preaching [the] baptism of repentance for remission of sins.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— John the Immerser came, in the wilderness, proclaiming an immersion of repentance for remission of sins;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— John came baptizing in the wilderness, and proclaiming a baptism of reformation—to remission of sins,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— John was in the desert, baptizing and preaching the baptism of penance, unto remission of sins.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Iohn did baptize in the wildernesse, and preach the baptisme of repentance, for the remission of sinnes.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Juchanon was in the desert, baptizing, and proclaiming the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— John baptized in the wilderness, and proclaimed the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
John 2491
{2491} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H3110]; Joannes (that is, Jochanan), the name of four Israelites.
did 1096
{1096} Prime
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
<5633> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 260
baptize 907
{0907} Prime
From a derivative of G0911; to make whelmed (that is, fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism.
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
in 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
wilderness, 2048
{2048} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; lonesome, that is, (by implication) waste (usually as a noun, G5561 being implied).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
preach 2784
{2784} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel).
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
the baptism 908
{0908} Prime
From G0907; baptism (technically or figuratively).
of repentance 3341
{3341} Prime
From G3340; (subjectively) compunction (for guilt, including reformation); by implication reversal (of [another's] decision).
for 1519
{1519} Prime
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the remission 859
{0859} Prime
From G0863; freedom; (figuratively) pardon.
of sins. 266
{0266} Prime
From G0264; sin (properly abstract).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 1:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Mark 1:4

Preaching the baptism of repentance — That is, preaching repentance, and baptizing as a sign and means of it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Mark 1:4

(2) John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the (d) baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

(2) The sum of John's doctrine, or rather Christ's, is remission of sins and amendment of life.

(d) The Jews used many kinds of washings: but here a peculiar kind of washing is spoken of, which contains within it true baptism, amendment of life, and forgiveness of sins.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Matthew 3:1-2 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, ... And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 3:6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and [with] fire:
Luke 3:2-3 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. ... And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
John 3:23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
Acts 10:37 That word, [I say], ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
Acts 13:24-25 When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. ... And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not [he]. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of [his] feet I am not worthy to loose.
Acts 19:3-4 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. ... Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

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Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
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