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1Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2in the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3And he came into all the region round about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins; 4as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight. 5Every valley shall be filled, And every mountain and hill shall be brought low; And the crooked shall become straight, And the rough ways smooth; 6And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. 7He said therefore to the multitudes that went out to be baptized of him, Ye offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 9And even now is the axe also laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 10And the multitudes asked him, saying, What then must we do? 11And he answered and said unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath food, let him do likewise. 12And there came also publicans to be baptized, and they said unto him, Master, what must we do? 13And he said unto them, Extort no more than that which is appointed you. 14And soldiers also asked him, saying, And we, what must we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither exact anythingwrongfully; and be content with your wages. 15And as the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, whether haply he were the Christ; 16John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but there cometh he that is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and withfire: 17whose fan is in his hand, throughly to cleanse his threshing-floor, and to gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire. 18With many other exhortations therefore preached he good tidings unto the people; 19but Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done, 20added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison. 21Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that, Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. 23And Jesus himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the sonof Heli, 24the sonof Matthat, the sonof Levi, the sonof Melchi, the sonof Jannai, the sonof Joseph, 25the sonof Mattathias, the sonof Amos, the sonof Nahum, the sonof Esli, the sonof Naggai, 26the sonof Maath, the sonof Mattathias, the sonof Semein, the sonof Josech, the sonof Joda, 27the sonof Joanan, the sonof Rhesa, the sonof Zerubbabel, the sonof Shealtiel, the sonof Neri, 28the sonof Melchi, the sonof Addi, the sonof Cosam, the sonof Elmadam, the sonof Er, 29the sonof Jesus, the sonof Eliezer, the sonof Jorim, the sonof Matthat, the sonof Levi, 30the sonof Symeon, the sonof Judas, the sonof Joseph, the sonof Jonam, the sonof Eliakim, 31the sonof Melea, the sonof Menna, the sonof Mattatha, the sonof Nathan, the sonof David, 32the sonof Jesse, the sonof Obed, the sonof Boaz, the sonof Salmon, the sonof Nahshon, 33the sonof Amminadab, the sonof Arni, the sonof Hezron, the sonof Perez, the sonof Judah, 34the sonof Jacob, the sonof Isaac, the sonof Abraham, the sonof Terah, the sonof Nahor, 35the sonof Serug, the sonof Reu, the sonof Peleg, the sonof Eber, the sonof Shelah, 36the sonof Cainan, the sonof Arphaxad, the sonof Shem, the sonof Noah, the sonof Lamech, 37the sonof Methuselah, the sonof Enoch, the sonof Jared, the sonof Mahalaleel, the sonof Cainan, 38the sonof Enos, the sonof Seth, the sonof Adam, the sonof God.

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