Luke 3:12
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New Living Translation
Even corrupt tax collectors came to be baptized and asked, "Teacher, what should we do?"

King James Bible
Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

Darby Bible Translation
And tax-gatherers came also to be baptised, and they said to him, Teacher, what should we do?

World English Bible
Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what must we do?"

Young's Literal Translation
And there came also tax-gatherers to be baptised, and they said unto him, 'Teacher, what shall we do?'

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Appendix vii. On the Date of the Nativity of Our Lord
So much, that is generally accessible, has of late been written on this subject, and such accord exists on the general question, that only the briefest statement seems requisite in this place, the space at our command being necessarily reserved for subjects which have either not been treated of by previous writers, or in a manner or form that seemed to make a fresh investigation desirable. At the outset it must be admitted, that absolute certainty is impossible as to the exact date of Christ's Nativity
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Fate of the Enemies of Jesus.
According to the calculation we adopt, the death of Jesus happened in the year 33 of our era.[1] It could not, at all events, be either before the year 29, the preaching of John and Jesus having commenced in the year 28,[2] or after the year 35, since in the year 36, and probably before the passover, Pilate and Kaiapha both lost their offices.[3] The death of Jesus appears, moreover, to have had no connection whatever with these two removals.[4] In his retirement, Pilate probably never dreamt for
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

Jesus at Capernaum.
Beset by an idea, gradually becoming more and more imperious and exclusive, Jesus proceeds henceforth with a kind of fatal impassibility in the path marked out by his astonishing genius and the extraordinary circumstances in which he lived. Hitherto he had only communicated his thoughts to a few persons secretly attracted to him; henceforward his teaching was sought after by the public. He was about thirty years of age.[1] The little group of hearers who had accompanied him to John the Baptist had,
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

The Distinction of the Holy Spirit from the Father and from his Son, Jesus Christ.
We have seen thus far that the Holy Spirit is a Person and a Divine Person. And now another question arises, Is He as a Person separate and distinct from the Father and from the Son? One who carefully studies the New Testament statements cannot but discover that beyond a question He is. We read in Luke iii. 21, 22, "Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon
R. A. Torrey—The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit

Cross References
Matthew 5:46
If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.

Matthew 21:32
For John the Baptist came and showed you the right way to live, but you didn't believe him, while tax collectors and prostitutes did. And even when you saw this happening, you refused to believe him and repent of your sins.

Luke 3:10
The crowds asked, "What should we do?"

Luke 3:13
He replied, "Collect no more taxes than the government requires."

Luke 7:29
When they heard this, all the people--even the tax collectors--agreed that God's way was right, for they had been baptized by John.

Acts 2:37
Peter's words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?"

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