Bible: Matt 3:1-6

The Ministry of John the Baptist

3:1 In those days John the Baptist came into the wilderness 1  of Judea proclaiming, 3:2 Repent, 2  for the kingdom of heaven is near.” 3:3 For he is the one about whom Isaiah the prophet had spoken: 3 

The voice 4  of one shouting in the wilderness,

Prepare the way for the Lord, make 5  his paths straight.’ 6 

3:4 Now John wore clothing made from camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his diet consisted of locusts and wild honey. 7  3:5 Then people from Jerusalem, 8  as well as all Judea and all the region around the Jordan, were going out to him, 3:6 and he was baptizing them 9  in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.

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