For example, was it because he did not wish to be distracted by other people or did not wish to disturb them by praying aloud there?
Mark 1:1 - 45
ESV - 1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, "Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way.
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