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Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Gospel of Mark, Chapter 1: 1-22 in KJV and AWPR translations

The Gospel of Mark   - Chapter 1, Verses 1-22

King James Version (KJV)   

Alternate Word Picture with Reiterations (AWPR) 

1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;      (KJV)

1)     Using the First Cause    (The) Beginning
  of the rewarding good news – the rewarding proclamation --
  the rewarding Gospel: 

                 Jesus Christ,  Son of GOD.      (AWPR)

2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.     (KJV)

2)         Just as – Even as     it had been
                    written – engraved – carved – inscribed
                    in the Prophets:
                          ‘Behold, look and see;
                           I send forth (one who will not withdraw from /
                                               one who will not avoid):  [who is]
                          the Messenger / the Angel     of  Me
                          up and alongside  (the) face – countenance of you;
                          who (will / shall)  fully prepare – make ready
                          (as though completely filling a vessel)
                          the Way – the Path – the Highway  of you.     (AWPR)

3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.     (KJV)

3)      The voice / sound  - The sounding voice
                  of one crying aloud with a commanding shout
                  in the desert – wilderness,
                       ‘Prepare and make ready
                        the Way of (the) LORD / YHVeH.

                       Straight – Level – True with immediacy,
                       make – produce – cause (to be)
                       the worn away (and trodden) – rubbed out
                       paths of  Him.'       (AWPR)

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

       4) (And) It came to be (that) /  (there) Came into being,
John (was) baptizing – immersing in water
in the desert wastelands – deserted wilderness,
and announcing – proclaiming publicly [in a loud voice]
a Baptism of immersion in [running] water of / for
repentance / a change of mind away from evil to moral righteousness
into forgiveness of – remission of – release from
sins – offenses
[either to GOD, against GOD, or in the sight of GOD].

5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.     (KJV)

       5)  And went forth – proceeded out – went out
up to and alongside him
all the Judean field – country (towns and villages)
and the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
and were baptized – immersed in [running] water
all in the Jordan River by him,
giving out assent – confessing – verbally acknowledging as true
the sins – offenses 
[either to GOD, against GOD, or in the sight of GOD] 
of them.         (AWPR)

 6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;    (KJV)
6)      John was then / at that time
          dressed – clothed in (the) hair of a camel
          [long-flowing draped to the ankles sack-cloth]
          and a girdle belt / sashe of leather
          [cf. Revelation 1:13]
          around and about the loin and lower
[5 vertebrae  of the] back region of him;
and eating locusts and honey of the field
[wild honey, often found in tree hollows and rock clefts].


7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.      (KJV)

7)      And he announced publicly in a loud voice –
          and he proclaimed         ,
          laying down definite words, saying,
                   “Comes forth so as to make a public appearance
                     He more powerfully able to overcome – stronger
                    than me,  of whom I am certainly not
                    sufficient to arrive at – fit –  (or) able
                    to bow the head – bend over and stoop down
                    to untie – unfasten – loosen – unbind
                    the thong  / strap (of ) leather
                    of the sandals of him.”      (AWPR)

8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.     (KJV)

8)      “I certainly – indeed  baptized – immersed
           yourselves -  (all of) you
           in running – flowing waters;
           He then, will baptize – immerse you in (the) Holy Spirit.”

9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and   was baptized of John in Jordan.    (KJV)
9)      And it came into being in those (there) days,
          (that) came forth so as to make a public appearance
          Jesus – Yeshua, from Nazareth of Galilee;
          and was baptized – immersed   
          under – beneath            John into the Jordan.  

10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:     (KJV)

10)    And straight away – immediately
          [as a direct consequence of]
          going up – ascending up 
from / away from and out of  the running – flowing waters

[Jesus – Yeshua baptized and then ascended in such a way out of the waters that He stood upon the waters of the Jordan as soon as he came up from His Baptism.  He bent over face first and immersed, and ascended straight up out of the waters in a standing position, even as when He would later stand and be seen by many witnesses walking on the Sea of Galilee in the midst of a storm (Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-51; John 6:15-21);  and totally unaffected by the storm’s effects of great waves upon the Sea at that time, either.   It appears that this was one of several Gospel examples of Creation’s own affirmations of Christ as the Creator as being among humanity, refusing to allow Him to be immersed any longer under its dominion. ]

          He saw – beheld the heavens
being rent [in two] – torn – split – divided with violence
[the clouds immediately – instantaneously departing at a rapid
 and unnatural pace of incredible speed, which we might compare
 a like result as when we observe the clouds pushed back by an
 Atomic Bomb blast, which is circular.  This testimony appears to
 state that as far as the eye could see, from perhaps a line north to
 South, the clouds were suddenly divided wholly and completely from
 East to West and rolled back until they were totally out of sight, if I
 understand the intent correctly.]
And the Spirit, as if though a dove
coming from the heights – descending down upon Him. 

11)    And a Voice [shining forth as a sound in the minds of all]
          came into being out of the heavens,
                   ‘You are the Son,  the [GOD] loved /  the [GOD] cherished /
                    [beheld and perpetually kept as most] prized and precious in
                    spiritual love and affection,
                    in whom I freely resolve to think on in approval – pleasure –
                   acceptance.’       (AWPR)

12 And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness.     (KJV)

12)    And straightly – immediately – instantly
          the Spirit thrusts Him
into the desert wastelands – deserted wilderness
[on the East side of the Jordan].


13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.     (KJV)
    13)    And He was there in the desert wastelands – deserted wilderness
                   40 days being tried and tested [in and through adverse experience]
                   under the Adversary /  by Satan,
                   and was with – in the midst of   the Therion,
                   and the angels served – waited
immediately up alongside in the presence of Him.

14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,      (KJV)
          14)    In the midst of- Amongst  [this event] then was John was
                   given over – the side – delivered over – delivered up
                   [that is, John was arrested and imprisoned by Herod].

                   [And] Jesus / the Salvation,
came forth into Galilee so as to make a public appearance,
announcing – preaching forth – proclaiming publicly
the rewarding Gospel – the rewarding good news
of the Kingdom – of the Royal Dominion
of GOD;     

15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.     (KJV)
         15)    And laying down definite words to say,
                             ‘ “The Time” has been fulfilled,’
‘The Kingdom of GOD comes and draws near.
                              Repent - Change your mind and way of thinking
                              [in humility, with regret and sorrow],
                              and believe – trust – have faith
                              in the rewarding good news – the rewarding Gospel.’

16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.     (KJV)
         16)    Then walking about – walking along (near to – beside)
                   the Sea of Galilee,
                   He beheld and saw Simon,
                   and Andrew, the brother of him,
                   casting off / throwing forth and carrying
                   a small [over the shoulder cast] (circular) net
                   in the sea,  (at or near the shore),
                   because they were fishermen.    (AWPR)

17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. (KJV)
           17)    And the Salvation / Jesus / Yeshua 
spoke / said to them,
          ‘Come (over) here and look behind Me,
           and I will make you fishermen of men.’

[Jesus recruited at Simon and Andrew from the shoreline just west of  Capernaum.  From the angle Simon and Andrew were, when Jesus made this statement, they would have seen what we now call the Mount of Beatitudes just 1 kilometer or 6/10ths of a mile directly behind Jesus.   About 1.5 kilometers or 9/10ths  of a mile west of Capernaum, when the sea is low (such as in a drought that would put a damper in the catches of fish available)  is a mini-peninsula at which I believe Jesus likely found James and John.  However, when the Sea is high, this mini-peninsula is underwater.  But even if they were just on the beach, prior to being pushed back out into the sea, even so from this vantage point, when Jesus / Yeshua would call James and John,  they too, would see the Mount of Beatitudes just 1 kilometer or 6/10ths of a mile directly behind Jesus as well.   


The idea being advanced here appears to be that the sayings and techniques of that related in the Beatitudes (Luke 6:20 - 7:1, Matthew 5:1 - 7:29) and that of parables is the verbal net that the Apostles (and those who would be the evangelists of Christ) are to use in order to catch up people for the LORD.]     


18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.     (KJV)
          18)   And Straightway – immediately – at once without hesitation
                   letting go of the nets of them,
                   they together accompanied Him / they together followed Him.

19 And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.      (KJV)
         19)    And advancing – going forward from those who belong there
                   a small / little (way or distance),
                   He beheld and saw James the Son of Zebedee,
                   and John his brother,
                   and they in the sailboat
                   refitting – recompleting – mending and adjusting back to its
                   appropriate condition, the nets.     (AWPR)

20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.    (KJV)

          20)    And straightway – immediately – at once without hesitation
                   He called forth and summoned them;
                   and quitting – forsaking – abandoning – leaving
                   the father of them, Zebedee, in the sail-boat
                   in the midst of and amongst the
                   [often disinterested and sometimes unfaithful]  hired servants,
                   they went away – departed – withdrew and went apart
                   behind the back / after Him. ).    (AWPR)

21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.      (KJV)
          21)    And went along, going in [from the outskirts] into Capernaum,
                   and straightway – immediately – at once without hesitation
                   on the Sabbaths, coming and entering into the Synagogue,
                   He taught – tutored – instructed  (by word of mouth).   (AWPR)

22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.     (KJV)

          22)    And they were out of their senses as if struck by a blow – they
                    were astonished – they were amazed beyond sensibility
                    over / upon the Teaching – Instruction
                   (with its precepts and doctrine)  of Him,
                    for He was teaching – instructing – giving
                    precepts and doctrines in what manner or way of
                    having – holding – possessing
                    power – authority without hindrance;
                    and certainly not in what way or manner as the Scribes. 

Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent.     Thanks.  -- Brianroy



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