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Friday, 14 June 2024 - Sant´ Eliseo ( Letture di oggi)

Mark 1


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1The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.2As it has been written by the prophet Isaiah: “Behold, I send my Angel before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.3The voice of one crying out in the desert: Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight his paths.”4John was in the desert, baptizing and preaching a baptism of repentance, as a remission of sins.5And there went out to him all the region of Judea and all those of Jerusalem, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.6And John was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist. And he ate locusts and wild honey.7And he preached, saying: “A stronger one comes after me. I am not worthy to reach down and loosen the laces of his shoes.8I have baptized you with water. Yet truly, he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”9And it happened that, in those days, Jesus arrived from Nazareth of Galilee. And he was baptized by John in the Jordan.10And immediately, upon ascending from the water, he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit, like a dove, descending, and remaining with him.11And there was a voice from heaven: “You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased.”12And immediately the Spirit prompted him into the desert.13And he was in the desert for forty days and forty nights. And he was tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the Angels ministered to him.14Then, after John was handed over, Jesus went into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God,15and saying: “For the time has been fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn near. Repent and believe in the Gospel.”16And passing by the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew, casting nets into the sea, for they were fishermen.17And Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”18And at once abandoning their nets, they followed him.19And continuing on a little ways from there, he saw James of Zebedee and his brother John, and they were mending their nets in a boat.20And immediately he called them. And leaving behind their father Zebedee in the boat with his hired hands, they followed him.21And they entered into Capernaum. And entering into the synagogue promptly on the Sabbaths, he taught them.22And they were astonished over his doctrine. For he was teaching them as one who has authority, and not like the scribes.23And in their synagogue, there was a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,24saying: “What are we to you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God.”25And Jesus admonished him, saying, “Be silent, and depart from the man.”26And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, departed from him.27And they were all so amazed that they inquired among themselves, saying: “What is this? And what is this new doctrine? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.”28And his fame went out quickly, throughout the entire region of Galilee.29And soon after departing from the synagogue, they went into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.30But the mother-in-law of Simon lay ill with a fever. And at once they told him about her.31And drawing near to her, he raised her up, taking her by the hand. And immediately the fever left her, and she ministered to them.32Then, when evening arrived, after the sun had set, they brought to him all who had maladies and those who had demons.33And the entire city was gathered together at the door.34And he healed many who were troubled with various illnesses. And he cast out many demons, but he would not permit them to speak, because they knew him.35And rising up very early, departing, he went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.36And Simon, and those who were with him, followed after him.37And when they had found him, they said to him, “For everyone is seeking you.”38And he said to them: “Let us go into the neighboring towns and cities, so that I may preach there also. Indeed, it was for this reason that I came.”39And he was preaching in their synagogues and throughout all of Galilee, and casting out demons.40And a leper came to him, begging him. And kneeling down, he said to him, “If you are willing, you are able to cleanse me.”41Then Jesus, taking pity on him, reached out his hand. And touching him, he said to him: “I am willing. Be cleansed.”42And after he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.43And he admonished him, and he promptly sent him away.44And he said to him: “See to it that you tell no one. But go and show yourself to the high priest, and offer for your cleansing that which Moses instructed, as a testimony for them.”45But having departed, he began to preach and to disseminate the word, so that he was no longer able to openly enter a city, but had to remain outside, in deserted places. And they were gathered to him from every direction.