Mt 3:1Now in those days John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the wilderness of Judea

Mt 3:2And saying, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.

Mt 3:3For this is he who was spoken of through Isaiah the prophet, saying, “A voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight His paths.”

Mt 3:4Now this John had his garment of camel’s hair and a leather girdle around his loins, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mt 3:5At that time Jerusalem and all Judea and all the surrounding region of the Jordan went out to him,

Mt 3:6And they were baptized by him in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.

Mt 3:7But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Offspring of vipers, who prompted you to flee from the coming wrath?

Mt 3:8Produce then fruit worthy of your repentance.

Mt 3:9And do not presume to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father; for I tell you that God is able, out of these stones, to raise up children to Abraham.

Mt 3:10And already the axe is laid at the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not produce good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

Mt 3:11I baptize you in water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is stronger than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He Himself will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire,

Mt 3:12Whose winnowing fan is in His hand. And He will thoroughly cleanse His threshing floor and will gather His wheat into the barn, but the chaff He will burn up with unquenchable fire.

Mt 3:13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John to be baptized by him.

Mt 3:14But John tried to prevent Him, saying, It is I who have need of being baptized by You, and You come to me?

Mt 3:15But Jesus answered and said to him, Permit it for now, for it is fitting for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness. Then he permitted Him.

Mt 3:16And having been baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon Him.

Mt 3:17And behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is My Son, the Beloved, in whom I have found My delight.

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