Mark 1:6
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English Standard Version
Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

King James Bible
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

American Standard Version
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leathern girdle about his loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey.

English Revised Version
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leathern girdle about his loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey.

Webster's Bible Translation
And John was clothed with camels hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey;

Weymouth New Testament
As for John, his garment was of camel's hair, and he wore a loincloth of leather; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

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Vincent's Word Studies

With camels' hair (τρίχας καμήλου)

Lit., hairs. Not with a camel's skin, but with a vesture woven of camels' hair. Compare 2 Kings 1, 8.

Wild honey

"The innumerable fissures and clefts of the limestone rocks, which everywhere flank the valleys, afford in their recesses secure shelter for any number of swarms of wild bees; and many of the Bedouin, particularly about the wilderness of Judaea, obtain their subsistence by bee-hunting, bringing into Jerusalem jars of that wild honey on which John the Baptist fed in the wilderness" (Tristram, "Land of Israel"). Wyc., honey of the wood.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

clothed.

2 Kings 1:8 And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.

Zechariah 13:4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he has prophesied...

Matthew 3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

eat.

Leviticus 11:22 Even these of them you may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind...

Cross References
2 Kings 1:8
They answered him, "He wore a garment of hair, with a belt of leather about his waist." And he said, "It is Elijah the Tishbite."

Matthew 3:4
Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:5
And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

Mark 1:7
And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.

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