AQA Mark's Gospel Passages

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The calming of the storm
That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, `let us go over to the other side'.
Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. there were also
other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it
was nearly swamped.
Jesus was in the stern, with his head resting on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said
to him, `teacher, do you not care that we are about to drown?'
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, `Quiet! Be still!', then the wind died down
and it was completely calm.
He said to his disciples,' why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?' they were terrified
to ask each other, "who is this man? Even the wind and the waves obey him!"
Jesus' Baptism
At that time, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan.
As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the spirit
descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: `you are my Son, whom I
love with you I am well pleased.'
Caesarea Philippi
Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way, he
asked them, `who do people say I am?'
They replied, ` some say john the Baptist others say Elijah and still others, one of the
`but what about you?' he asked. ` who do you say I am?'
Peter answered, `you are Christ'.
Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by
the elders, chief priest and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three
days rise again.. he spoke plainly about this, and peter took him aside and began to rebuke
But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked peter. `get behind me Satan!'
he said. `You do not have in mind the things of God but the things of men.'
The transfiguration
After six days, Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain,
where they were all alone. There he transfigured before them, his clothes became dazzling
white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them, and there appeared before them
Elijah and Moses, who were talking to Jesus.
Peter said to Jesus, `Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters ­ one for
you, one for Elijah ad one for Moses. (he did not know what to say, they were so frightened)
Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: ` this is my
son, whom I love. Listen to him!'
Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance
to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them
leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.

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When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they
were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. "This is a remote place," they
said, "and it's already very late. Send the people away so that they can go to the surrounding
countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."
But he answered, "You give them something to eat.…read more

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And as he taught them, he said, "Is it not written: `My house will be called a
house of prayer for all nations'[a]? But you have made it `a den of robbers.'[b]"
The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill
him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.…read more

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She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
The woman with the haemorrhage
And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered
a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting
better she grew worse.…read more

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He went in and said to them, "Why all this commotion and wailing? The
child is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him.
After he put them all out, he took the child's father and mother and the disciples who were
with him, and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand and said to her, "Talitha
koum!" (which means "Little girl, I say to you, get up!").…read more

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While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman
came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar
and poured the perfume on his head.
Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of perfume?
It could have been sold for more than a year's wages[a] and the money given to the poor."
And they rebuked her harshly.
"Leave her alone," said Jesus.…read more

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Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass
from him. "Abba, Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet
not what I will, but what you will."
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said to Peter, "are
you asleep? Couldn't you keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall
into temptation.…read more

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Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the
Sanhedrin, made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to
"Are you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate.
"You have said so," Jesus replied.
The chief priests accused him of many things. So again Pilate asked him, "Aren't you going
to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.…read more

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At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the
afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" (which means "My
God, my God, why have you forsaken me?").
When some of those standing near heard this, they said, "Listen, he's calling Elijah."
Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to
drink. "Now leave him alone.…read more

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When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a
boat, preparing their nets. Without delay he called them and they left their father Zebedee in
the boat with the hired men and followed him.
The Mission
Jesus sent out the twelve. He went around teaching from village to village. Calling the twelve
to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.…read more


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