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And the whole country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem, were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, publicly confessing their sins. Bible

“the whole country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem.” A good example of oriental hyperbole (exaggeration). Not everyone went to John to be baptized, but a great many did. The Greek reads “Jerusalemites,” but “all the people of Jerusalem” is clearer in English.

“publicly confessing their sins.” See commentary on Matthew 3:6.


Commentary for: Mark 1:5