Luke 3:2
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New International Version
during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

New Living Translation
Annas and Caiaphas were the high priests. At this time a message from God came to John son of Zechariah, who was living in the wilderness.

English Standard Version
during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

Berean Study Bible
during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

Berean Literal Bible
during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came upon John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

New American Standard Bible
in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.

King James Bible
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, God's word came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

International Standard Version
and Annas and Caiaphas high priests, a message from God came to John, the son of Zechariah, in the wilderness.

NET Bible
during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

New Heart English Bible
in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zechariah, in the wilderness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
During The High Priesthood of Khanan and of Qaiapha, the word of God came upon Yohannan, son of Zachariah, in the wilderness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It was at the time when Annas and Caiaphas were chief priests that God spoke to John, son of Zechariah, in the desert.

New American Standard 1977
in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came upon John the son of Zachariah in the wilderness.

King James 2000 Bible
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zachariah in the wilderness.

American King James Version
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

American Standard Version
in the highpriesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Under the high priests Annas and Caiphas; the word of the Lord was made unto John, the son of Zachary, in the desert.

Darby Bible Translation
in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, [the] word of God came upon John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.

English Revised Version
in the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

Weymouth New Testament
during the High-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, a message from God came to John, the son of Zechariah, in the Desert.

World English Bible
in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.

Young's Literal Translation
Annas and Caiaphas being chief priests -- there came a word of God unto John the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-14 The scope and design of John's ministry were, to bring the people from their sins, and to their Saviour. He came preaching, not a sect, or party, but a profession; the sign or ceremony was washing with water. By the words here used John preached the necessity of repentance, in order to the remission of sins, and that the baptism of water was an outward sign of that inward cleansing and renewal of heart, which attend, or are the effects of true repentance, as well as a profession of it. Here is the fulfilling of the Scriptures, Isa 40:3, in the ministry of John. When way is made for the gospel into the heart, by taking down high thoughts, and bringing them into obedience to Christ, by levelling the soul, and removing all that hinders us in the way of Christ and his grace, then preparation is made to welcome the salvation of God. Here are general warnings and exhortations which John gave. The guilty, corrupted race of mankind is become a generation of vipers; hateful to God, and hating one another. There is no way of fleeing from the wrath to come, but by repentance; and by the change of our way the change of our mind must be shown. If we are not really holy, both in heart and life, our profession of religion and relation to God and his church, will stand us in no stead at all; the sorer will our destruction be, if we do not bring forth fruits meet for repentance. John the Baptist gave instructions to several sorts of persons. Those that profess and promise repentance, must show it by reformation, according to their places and conditions. The gospel requires mercy, not sacrifice; and its design is, to engage us to do all the good we can, and to be just to all men. And the same principle which leads men to forego unjust gain, leads to restore that which is gained by wrong. John tells the soldiers their duty. Men should be cautioned against the temptations of their employments. These answers declared the present duty of the inquirers, and at once formed a test of their sincerity. As none can or will accept Christ's salvation without true repentance, so the evidence and effects of this repentance are here marked out.
Study Bible
The Mission of John the Baptist
1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, while Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,…
Cross References
Matthew 3:1
In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea

Matthew 26:3
At that time, the chief priests and elders of the people assembled in the courtyard of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

Mark 1:2
As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: "Behold, I will send My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way."

Mark 1:3
"A voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.'"

John 18:13
They brought Him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year.

John 18:24
Then Annas sent Him, still bound, to Caiaphas the high priest.

Acts 4:6
along with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and many others from the high priest's family.
Treasury of Scripture

Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

Annas.

John 11:49-51 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same …

John 18:13,14,24 And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, …

Acts 4:6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, …

the word.

Luke 1:59-63 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise …

Jeremiah 1:2 To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of …

Jeremiah 2:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 1:3 The word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son …

Hosea 1:1,2 The word of the LORD that came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the …

Jonah 1:1 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,

Micah 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days …

Zephaniah 1:1 The word of the LORD which came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the …

in.

Luke 1:80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts …

Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way …

Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

Matthew 11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning …

Mark 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of …

John 1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight …

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