Mark: You will notice early on that the gospel of Mark is the shortest of all the gospels. Mark (through the Holy Spirit) packed as much as possible in each word – which makes his words weightier. The language in Mark has a sense of urgency and movement. Mark’s description of John the Baptist paints him as the quintessential prophet (of the ilk of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel etc.). “At once [or immediately] the Spirit sent [better drove] Him [Jesus] out into the desert” (v. 12) Other translations use such terms as “expels, drives out”. Forceful words – the very nature of the Holy Spirit.
Gospel: Mark 1:1-13
New Testament: Ephesians 1:1-14
Old Testament: Isaiah 40:12-23