Context3And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins;
4as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,
5EVERY RAVINE WILL BE FILLED,
6AND ALL FLESH WILL SEE THE SALVATION OF GOD.
7So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, We have Abraham for our father, for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham. 9Indeed the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; so every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
10And the crowds were questioning him, saying, Then what shall we do? 11And he would answer and say to them, The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise. 12And some tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, Teacher, what shall we do? 13And he said to them, Collect no more than what you have been ordered to. 14Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, And what about us, what shall we do? And he said to them, Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.
15Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he was the Christ, 16John answered and said to them all, As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17His winnowing fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
18So with many other exhortations he preached the gospel to the people. 19But when Herod the tetrarch was reprimanded by him because of Herodias, his brothers wife, and because of all the wicked things which Herod had done, 20Herod also added this to them all: he locked John up in prison.
Jesus Is Baptized
21Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened, 22and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.
Genealogy of Jesus
23When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, the son of Eli, 24the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Hesli, the son of Naggai, 26the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, 27the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, 28the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 30the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 31the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon, 33the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 34the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 35the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Heber, the son of Shelah, 36the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37the son of MethuSelah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, 38the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And he came into all the region round about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins;
And he came into all the country about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of penance for the remission of sins;
Darby Bible Translation
And he came into all the district round the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins,
English Revised Version
And he came into all the region round about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins;
Webster's Bible Translation
And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins;
Weymouth New Testament
John went into all the district about the Jordan proclaiming a baptism of the penitent for the forgiveness of sins;
World English Bible
He came into all the region around the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.
Young's Literal Translation
and he came to all the region round the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of reformation -- to remission of sins,
LibrarySt John the Baptist
Chester Cathedral. 1872. St Luke iii. 2, 3, 7, 9-14. "The Word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. . . . Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance. . . . And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
John the Preacher of Repentance
John's Witness to Jesus, and God's
John's Rebuke of Herod.
Genealogy According to Luke.
Appendix vii. On the Date of the Nativity of Our Lord
Fate of the Enemies of Jesus.
Jesus at Capernaum.
The Distinction of the Holy Spirit from the Father and from his Son, Jesus Christ.
The Doubting Soul More Particularly Assisted in Its Inquiries as to the Sincerity of Its Faith and Repentance.
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