The Gospel according to St. Mark

Mark, who was also called John, was a missionary companion of Paul, Barnabas, and Timothy.
Mark wrote his gospel for the Romans under the direction of Peter, who referred to Mark as "Marcus my son" in 1 Peter 5:13.
Chapter 1
John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus Christ.
[9] And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
[10] And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
[11] And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Jesus calls Simon Peter, Andrews, James and John to be his disciples.
Jesus heals Simon Peter's mother-in-law.
Jesus heals a leper.
Chapter 2
Jesus teaches the word in a crowded house in Capernaum. Four men lower a man sick with palsy from the roof. Jesus said unto the sick man, "Son thy sins be forgiven thee." He then heals the man.
Jesus calls Levi, the son of Alphaeus, to follow him.
Jesus eats with the publicans and sinners. The scribes and Pharisees critized him for doing so.
[17] When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Jesus refers to himself as the "Bridegroom." Jesus is also the "Lord of the Sabbath."
Chapter 3
Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath. The Pharisees took counsel with the Herodians against Jesus.
Jesus calls twelve disciples.
1.  Simon Peter Bar-jona
2.  Andrew, the brother of Peter
3.  James, the son of Zebedee (or Boanerges)
4.  John, the brother of James
5. Philip 
6.  Bartholomew
7. Thomas Didymus
8.  Matthew
9.  James, the son of Alpahaeus
10.  Lebbaeus Thaddeus
11.  Simon, the Canaanite (Simon, the Zealot)
12.  Judas Iscariot
Boanerges means "The Sons of Thunder."
Batholomew is probably also know as Nathaniel. See John 1:45-50 and 21:2.
There is also a "Judas not Iscariot" mentioned in John 14:22. This Judas may have been Lebbaeus Thaddeus.
The scribes accuse Jesus of casting out deviles by the power of Beelzebub.
[23] And he (Jesus) called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
[24] And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
[25] And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
[26] And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
[27] No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
[28] Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
[29] But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
Chapter 4
Jesus give the parables of the:
1. Sower
2. Candle under a bushel
3. Seed growing secretly
4. Mustard seed
Jesus and his disciples enter a ship.
[37] And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
[38] And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
[39] And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
[40] And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
[41] And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Chapter 5
Jesus cast a legions of devils out from a man. The devils take possession of a heard of swine who then run into the sea and are drowned.
Jesus raises the daughter of Jarius from the dead.
Jesus heals a women who had an "issue of blood." She had toughed Jesus' garment.
[34] And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Chapter 6
People ask regarding Jesus, "Is not this the carpenter's son?"
[4] But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
Jesus sends the the twelve disciples forth two by two to preach the gospel, cast out devils and heal the sick.
John had said unto Herod, "It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife."
King Herod had John the Baptist beheaded.
King Herod later thought that John the Baptist had risen from the dead.
Jesus blessed five loaves of bread and two fishes. He fed the five thousand with them.
Jesus walks on the sea to meet the disciples who were in a ship. The disciples were afraid. Jesus said "Be of good cheer: It is I; be not afraid."
Jesus heals the sick in the land of Gennesaret.
Chapter 7
The Pharisees complain that Jesus' disciples do not wash their hands before eating.
Jesus reproves the Pharisees.
[6] He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
[7] Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctines the commandments of men.
Jesus casts an unclean spirit out of a Greek woman's daughter.
[26] The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
[27] But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
[28] And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
[29] And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
[30] And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
Chapter 8
Jesus feeds the four thousand.
Jesus tells his disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees.
Jesus heals a blind man.
[27] And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
[28] And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.
[29] And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.
Chapter 9
Jesus is transfigured on a mounted before Peter, James and John. Moses and Elias appear. Elias is John the Baptist.
[7] And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
Jesus fortells his death and resurrection.
[31] For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
The follow verses may have had reference to one of John the Baptist's disciples. Jesus reminds us that must not be envious or jealous of one another.
[38] And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.
[39] But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
[40] For he that is not against us is on our part.
Chapter 10
Jesus teaches the higher law of marriage. Jesus blessed little children.
Jesus fortells his death and resurrection.
[42] But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
[43] But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
[44] And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
[45] For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Jesus heals a blind man named Bartimaeus. Bartimaeus had addresses Jesus as the "Son of David," thus recognizing him as the Messiah.
Chapter 11
Triumphal Entry.
Jesus sends two of his disciples to a village to find a colt and to bring it to him.
[7] And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
[8] And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
[9] And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
[10] Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
Jesus curses a barren fig tree, which withered away as a result.
Jesus drives the moneychangers from the Temple.
Chapter 12
Jesus gives the parable of the wicked husbandmen. The husbandmen beat the first servant, stoned the second servant and killed the third servant. Finally, the husbandmen killed the son of the vineyard owner.
The vineyard represented Israel or the Jewish people.
The husbandmen represented the chief priests, scribes and pharisees.
The servants were the prophets. The owner's son was Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God.
The Jewish rulers were responsible for the slaying or persecution of many of the prophets.
Isaiah was sawn asunder.
Jeremiah was beaten.
Elijah was hounded and pursued.
the son of Berechiah, was killed between the temple and the altar (2 Ch 24:20, Matthew 23:35, Luke 11:51 ).
There is some speculation regarding the identity of Zacharias. Some claim that he was priest mentioned in 2 Chronicles 24, but this Zacharias was the son of Jehoiada, although Jehoida may have also had Berechiah as a second name in the same manner that Peter was also known as Simon.
Others claim that Matthew 23:35 referred to Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist. Some believed that he was killed because he would not tell Herod where Elizabeth had taken John.
A third possibility is Zechariah, the Old Testament prophet (Zech. 1:1). There is further debate as to whether the prophet Zechariah died as a martyr.
Rabbinical tradition says that Isaiah, when 90 years old, was sawn asunder in the trunk of a carob tree by order of Manasseh, King of Judah, to which it is supposed that reference is made in Hebrews 11:37. Manasseh was also the son of King Hezekiah.
Jesus asks
[10] And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
Cross reference: Ephesians 2:20
Jesus teaches
[28] And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
[29] And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
[30] And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
[31] And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
[32] And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
[33] And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
[34] And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
Chapter 13
The OIivet Discourse.
Jesus fortells the destruction of the temple at Jerusalem.
Six specific signs that must occur before his second coming are:
1) Wars and rumors of war
2) Famines
3) Pestilences and diseases
4) Earthquakes
5) False teachers and prophets in the church
6) False Christs
Jesus gives the parable of the fig tree.
[33] Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
[34] For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
[35] Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
[36] Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
[37] And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Cross reference with Matthew 24.
Chapter 14
Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper. A woman anoints Jesus Christ with oil. Jesus say that it was done for the preparation of his burial. The anointing with oil also symbolized that Christ was King. John 12 identifies the woman as Mary of Bethany, who was the sister of both Lazarus and Martha.
Jesus eats the passover meal with his disciples.
[22] And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
[23] And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.
[24] And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane.
[33] And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;
[34] And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.
[35] And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
[36] And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
[37] And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
[38] Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
[39] And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.
[40] And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.
[41] And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Judas betray Jesus. Peter denies knowing Jesus thrice.
Mark may have the "young man" mentioned in Mark 14:51-52.
Chapter 15
The chief priests deliver Jesus to Pilate.
[2] And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.
Pilate releases Barabbas.
Jesus is scourged and mocked.
Jesus is taken to Golgotha.
Simon, a Cyrenian, bears his cross. (Cyrene was an ancient Greek city in present-day Libya.)
Jesus is crucified. He is buried in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb.
Chapter 16
Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James, and Salome, brought spices to anoint Jesus' body.
[9] Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

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