The Psalms
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John (Letters)

St. Mark's Gospel

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  • Mark 1:15: The Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel. (April 1977)
  • Mark 1:15: Repent, and believe in the gospel. (February 1997)
  • Mark 1:35: ... he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed.
  • Mark 3:35: Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.
  • Mark 5:34: Daughter, your faith has made you well.
  • Mark 5:36: Do not fear, only believe.
  • Mark 6:31: Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.
  • Mark 7:15: There is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him: but the things which come out of man are what defile him. (August 1982)
  • Mark 7:15: There is nothing outside a person that, by going in, can defile, but the things that come out are what defile. (September 2000)
  • Mark 7:37: He makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak. (January 2007)
  • Mark 9:7: This is my beloved son; listen to him. (February 1991)
  • Mark 9:7: This is my son, the beloved. Listen to him! (March 2000)
  • Matt 9:13: Go and learn what this means: "I desire mercy, not sacrifice."
  • Mark 9:35: If anyone would be the first, he must be last of all and servant of all. (September 1985)
  • Mark 9:35: Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all. (September 1997)
  • Mark 9:40: Whoever is not against us is for us.
  • Mark 9:41: Truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose their reward.
  • Mark 9:45: If your foot causes your downfall, cut it off: it is better to enter into life crippled than to keep both your feet and be thrown into hell.
  • Mark 10:14: Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. (Mark 10: 14)
  • Mark 10:15: Anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will not enter it. (October 1997)
  • Mark 10:15: Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. (October 1979)
  • Mark 10:27: All things are possible with God.
  • Mark 10:43: Anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant.
  • Mark 12:29-30: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one, and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.
  • Mark 12:30: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. (c.f. Matt 22:37)
  • Mark 12:33: To love God with all the heart, with all the understanding, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbour as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
  • Mark 13:31: Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
  • Mark 14:36: Not what I want, but what you want.

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