The Gospel of Mark


Mark 1:2

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

NASV - As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “Behold, I send My messenger ahead of You, Who will prepare Your way: (Aleph, B)

Mark 1:4

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

NASV - John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. (Aleph)

Mark 1:14

KJV - Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God , (A, Byz)

NASV - Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, (Aleph, B)

Mark 1:27

KJV - And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him. (A, B)

NASV - They were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.” (Aleph, B)

Mark 1:39

KJV - And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils. (A, Byz)

NASV - And He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out the demons. (Aleph, B)

Mark 2:16

KJV - And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? (A, Byz)

NASV - When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to His disciples, “Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?” (B)

Mark 2:18

KJV - And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not? (Byz)

NASV - John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and they *came and *said to Him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?” (most major manuscripts)

Note: 'Byz' says the disciples of the Pharisees were fasting, but other manuscripts say the Pharisees themselves were fasting.

Mark 2:22

KJV - And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles. (Aleph, A, Byz)

NASV - No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.” (B)

Note: The word “put” is included in Aleph, A, and Byz. It is not in B. The word was added into the NASV by the translators.

Mark 3:7

KJV - But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, (A, Byz)

NASV - Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and also from Judea, (B)

Mark 3:16

KJV - And Simon he surnamed Peter; (A, Byz)

NASV - And He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom He gave the name Peter), (Aleph, B)

Mark 3:19-20

KJV - 19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house. 20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. (A, Byz)

NASV - 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him. 20 And He came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal. (Aleph, B)

Mark 3:29

KJV - But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: (A, Byz)

NASV - but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin (Aleph, B)

Mark 3:32

KJV - And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. (Aleph, B, and part of Byz)

NASV - A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You.” (Aleph, B, and part of Byz)

(NOTE: Manuscript 'A' and some 'Byz' manuscripts include Jesus' sisters in the text. English translations from those sources, if any exist, would read "your mother and your brothers and your sisters". The KJV source ('received text') does not include sisters.)

Mark 4:15

KJV - And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. (Byz)

NASV - These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them. (B)

Mark 4:24

KJV - And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. (A, Byz)

NASV - And He was saying to them, “Take care what you listen to.  By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides. (Aleph, B)

Mark 4:40

KJV - And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? (Aleph, A, B, Byz)

NASV - And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Aleph, A, B, Byz)

Mark 5:1

KJV - And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. (A, Byz)

NASV - They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. (Aleph, B)

Mark 5:36

KJV - As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. (A, Byz)

NASV - But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.” (Aleph, B)

Mark 6:11

KJV - And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Byz)

NASV - Any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake the dust off the soles of your feet for a testimony against them.” (other manuscripts)

Mark 6:14

KJV - And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. (Aleph, A, Byz)

NASV - And King Herod heard of it, for His name had become well known; and people were saying, “John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him.” (B)

Mark 6:20

KJV - For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. (A, Byz)

NASV - for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him. (Aleph, B)

Mark 6:22

KJV - And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. (A, Byz)

NASV - and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you.” (Aleph, B)

Mark 6:33

KJV - And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him. (Byz)

NASV - The people saw them going, and many recognized them and ran there together on foot from all the cities, and got there ahead of them. (Aleph, B)

Mark 6:41

KJV - And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. (A, B)

NASV - And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food and broke the loaves and He kept giving them to the disciples to set before them; and He divided up the two fish among them all. (Aleph, B)

Mark 6:51

KJV - And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. (A, Byz)

NASV - Then He got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished, (Aleph, B)

Mark 7:8

KJV - For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. (A, Byz)

NASV - Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.” (Aleph, B)

Mark 7:16

KJV - If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. (A, Byz)

NASV - verse not included (Aleph, B)

Mark 7:24

KJV - And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. (Aleph, A, B, Byz)

NASV - Jesus got up and went away from there to the region of Tyre. And when He had entered a house, He wanted no one to know of it; yet He could not escape notice. (no major manuscripts)

Mark 7:31

KJV - And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. (A, Byz)

NASV - Again He went out from the region of Tyre, and came through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, within the region of Decapolis. (Aleph, B)

Mark 7:35

KJV - And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. (A, Byz)

NASV - And his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was removed, and he began speaking plainly. (Aleph, B)

Mark 8:7

KJV - And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. (Byz)

NASV - They also had a few small fish; and after He had blessed them, He ordered these to be served as well. (Aleph, B)

Mark 8:26

KJV - And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town. (A, Byz)

NASV - And He sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.” (Aleph, B)

Mark 9:14

KJV - And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them. (A, Byz)

NASV - When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them. (Aleph, B)

Mark 9:23

KJV - Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. (A, Byz)

NASV - And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” (Aleph, B)

Mark 9:24

KJV - And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. (Byz)

NASV - Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” (Aleph, A, B)

Mark 9:38

KJV - 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. (A, Byz)

NASV - John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.” (Aleph, B)

Mark 9:41

KJV - For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. (Aleph, Byz)

NASV - For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward. (A, B)

Mark 9:42

KJV - And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. (A, B, Byz)

NASV - Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea. (Aleph)

Mark 9:44

KJV - Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (A, Byz)

NASV - verse not included (Aleph, B)

Mark 9:45

KJV - And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: (A, Byz)

NASV - If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into hell, (Aleph, B)

Mark 9:46

KJV - Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (A, Byz)

NASV - verse not included (Aleph, B)

Mark 9:49

KJV - For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. (A, Byz)

NASV - “For everyone will be salted with fire. (Aleph, B)

Mark 10:1

KJV - And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again. (A, Byz)

NASV - Getting up, He went from there to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan; crowds gathered around Him again, and, according to His custom, He once more began to teach them. (Aleph, B)

Mark 10:7

KJV - For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; (Byz)

NASV - for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, (Aleph, B)

Mark 10:13

KJV - And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. (A, Byz)

NASV - And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. (Aleph, B)

Mark 10:21

KJV - Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. (A, Byz)

NASV - Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” (Aleph, B)

Mark 10:24

KJV - And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! (A, Byz)

NASV - The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! (Aleph, B)

Mark 10:26

KJV - And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? (A, Byz)

NASV - They were even more astonished and said to Him, “Then who can be saved?” (Aleph, B)

Mark 10:43

KJV - But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: (A, Byz)

NASV - But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; (Aleph, B)

Mark 11:19

KJV - And when even was come, he went out of the city. (Aleph, Byz)

NASV - When evening came, they would go out of the city. (A, B)

Mark 11:24

KJV - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (A, Byz)

NASV - Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. (Aleph, B)

Mark 11:26

KJV - But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. (A, Byz)

NASV - verse not included (Aleph, B)

Mark 12:36

KJV - For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. (Aleph, A, Byz)

NASV - David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.”’ (B)

Mark 12:41

KJV - And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. (A, Byz)

NASV - And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. (Aleph, B)

Mark 13:8

KJV - For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. (A, Byz)

NASV - For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. (Aleph, B)

Mark 13:33

KJV - Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. (Aleph, A, Byz)

NASV - “Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come. (B)

Mark 14:24

KJV - And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. (A, Byz)

NASV - And He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. (Aleph, B)

Mark 14:68

KJV - But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew. (A, Byz)

NASV - But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went out onto the porch. (Aleph, B)

Mark 15:8

KJV - And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them. (A, Byz)

NASV - The crowd went up and began asking him to do as he had been accustomed to do for them. (Aleph, B)

Mark 15:28

KJV - And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. (Byz)

NASV - verse not included (Aleph, A, B)

Mark 15:39

KJV - And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God. (A, Byz)

NASV - When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” (Aleph, B)

Mark 16:9-20

KJV - 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. 10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. 11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. 12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. 13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. 14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

NASV - These verses are included in brackets. [9 Now after He had risen early on the first day of the week, He first appeared to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. 10 She went and reported to those who had been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping. 11 When they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they refused to believe it. 12 After that, He appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along on their way to the country. 13 They went away and reported it to the others, but they did not believe them either. 14 Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. 17 These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” 19 So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.]

Verses included (A, Byz)
Verses not included (Aleph, B)