Matthew 3:4
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New International Version
John's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

New Living Translation
John's clothes were woven from coarse camel hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. For food he ate locusts and wild honey.

English Standard Version
Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Berean Study Bible
John wore a garment of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

Berean Literal Bible
And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

New American Standard Bible
Now John himself had a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

King James Bible
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

International Standard Version
John had clothing made of camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of grasshoppers and wild honey.

NET Bible
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.

New Heart English Bible
Now John himself wore clothing made of camel's hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And this Yohannan had his garment of camel hair and wore a leather garment around his waist, and his food was locusts and honey of the field.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
John wore clothes made from camel's hair and had a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of locusts and wild honey.

New American Standard 1977
Now John himself had a garment of camel’s hair, and a leather belt about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

King James 2000 Bible
And the same John had his clothing of camel's hair, and a leather belt about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

American King James Version
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

American Standard Version
Now John himself had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the same John had his garment of camels' hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins: and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

Darby Bible Translation
And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and wild honey.

English Revised Version
Now John himself had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Weymouth New Testament
This man John wore a garment of camel's hair, and a loincloth of leather; and he lived upon locusts and wild honey.

World English Bible
Now John himself wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

Young's Literal Translation
And this John had his clothing of camel's hair, and a girdle of skin round his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and honey of the field.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-6 After Malachi there was no prophet until John the Baptist came. He appeared first in the wilderness of Judea. This was not an uninhabited desert, but a part of the country not thickly peopled, nor much enclosed. No place is so remote as to shut us out from the visits of Divine grace. The doctrine he preached was repentance; Repent ye. The word here used, implies a total alteration in the mind, a change in the judgment, disposition, and affections, another and a better bias of the soul. Consider your ways, change your minds: you have thought amiss; think again, and think aright. True penitents have other thoughts of God and Christ, sin and holiness, of this world and the other, than they had. The change of the mind produces a change of the way. That is gospel repentance, which flows from a sight of Christ, from a sense of his love, and from hopes of pardon and forgiveness through him. It is a great encouragement to us to repent; repent, for your sins shall be pardoned upon your repentance. Return to God in a way of duty, and he will, through Christ, return unto you in the way of mercy. It is still as necessary to repent and humble ourselves, to prepare the way of the Lord, as it then was. There is a great deal to be done, to make way for Christ into a soul, and nothing is more needful than the discovery of sin, and a conviction that we cannot be saved by our own righteousness. The way of sin and Satan is a crooked way; but to prepare a way for Christ, the paths must be made straight, Heb 12:13. Those whose business it is to call others to mourn for sin, and to mortify it, ought themselves to live a serious life, a life of self-denial, and contempt of the world. By giving others this example, John made way for Christ. Many came to John's baptism, but few kept to the profession they made. There may be many forward hearers, where there are few true believers. Curiosity, and love for novelty and variety, may bring many to attend on good preaching, and to be affected for a while, who never are subject to the power of it. Those who received John's doctrine, testified their repentance by confessing their sins. Those only are ready to receive Jesus Christ as their righteousness, who are brought with sorrow and shame to own their guilt. The benefits of the kingdom of heaven, now at hand, were thereupon sealed to them by baptism. John washed them with water, in token that God would cleanse them from all their iniquities, thereby intimating, that by nature and practice all were polluted, and could not be admitted among the people of God, unless washed from their sins in the fountain Christ was to open, Zec 13:1.
Study Bible
The Mission of John the Baptist
3This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.’” 4John wore a garment of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region around the Jordan.…
Cross References
Leviticus 11:22
'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.

1 Samuel 14:26
When the people entered the forest, behold, there was a flow of honey; but no man put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.

2 Kings 1:8
They answered him, "He was a hairy man with a leather girdle bound about his loins." And he said, "It is Elijah the Tishbite."

Isaiah 20:2
at that time the LORD spoke through Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go and loosen the sackcloth from your hips and take your shoes off your feet." And he did so, going naked and barefoot.

Zechariah 13:4
"Also it will come about in that day that the prophets will each be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies, and they will not put on a hairy robe in order to deceive;

Matthew 11:8
What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? Look, those who wear fine clothing are found in kings' palaces.

Matthew 11:18
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'

Mark 1:6
John was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
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And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

his raiment.

Matthew 11:8 But what went you out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? …

2 Kings 1:8 And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle …

Zechariah 13:4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be …

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the …

Mark 1:6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin …

Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn …

Revelation 11:3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy …

and his.

Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil.

Leviticus 11:22 Even these of them you may eat; the locust after his kind, and the …

wild.

Deuteronomy 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat …

1 Samuel 14:25-27 And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey on the ground…

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