Mark 1 ©
The gospel beginneth with the preaching of John the Baptist. Jesus is baptized, witnessed to from heaven; and tempted of the devil: preacheth in Galilee; calleth Peter, Andrew, James, and John: healeth one possessed of an unclean spirit, Simon's mother in law, and various other diseased persons: prayeth alone, and goeth on to preach: cleanseth a leper.
And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens 2opened, and the nSpirit like a dove descending upon him:
And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
And straightway he called them: and they zleft their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and *anon they tell him of her.
And all the city was gathered together at the door.
And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
And he *straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
cBut he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus dcould no more openly enter into the city, but was *without in desert places: eand they came to him from every quarter.