Bible: Luke 3:17-38

3:17 His winnowing fork 1  is in his hand to clean out his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his storehouse, 2  but the chaff he will burn up with inextinguishable fire.” 3 

3:18 And in this way, 4  with many other exhortations, John 5  proclaimed good news to the people. 3:19 But when John rebuked Herod 6  the tetrarch 7  because of Herodias, his brother’s wife, 8  and because of all the evil deeds 9  that he had done, 3:20 Herod added this to them all: He locked up John in prison.

The Baptism of Jesus

3:21 Now when 10  all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized. And while he was praying, 11  the heavens 12  opened, 3:22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. 13  And a voice came from heaven, “You are my one dear Son; 14  in you I take great delight.” 15 

The Genealogy of Jesus

3:23 So 16  Jesus, when he began his ministry, 17  was about thirty years old. He was 18  the son (as was supposed) 19  of Joseph, the son 20  of Heli, 3:24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 3:25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, 3:26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, 3:27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, 21  the son of Shealtiel, 22  the son of Neri, 23  3:28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 3:29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 3:30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 3:31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, 24  the son of David, 25  3:32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Sala, 26  the son of Nahshon, 3:33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, 27  the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 3:34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, 28  the son of Nahor, 3:35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, 3:36 the son of Cainan, 29  the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 3:37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, 30  the son of Kenan, 31  3:38 the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God. 32 

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