Bible: Matthew 3:7-12

3:7 But when he saw many Pharisees 1  and Sadducees 2  coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You offspring of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 3:8 Therefore produce fruit 3  that proves your 4  repentance, 3:9 and don’t think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones! 3:10 Even now the ax is laid at 5  the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

3:11I baptize you with water, for repentance, but the one coming after me is more powerful than I am – I am not worthy 6  to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 7  3:12 His winnowing fork 8  is in his hand, and he will clean out his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the storehouse, 9  but the chaff he will burn up with inextinguishable fire.” 10 

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