Luke 3
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1And in the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius Caesar—Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip, tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2[and] Annas and Caiaphas being chief priests—there came a word of God to John the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness, 3and he came to all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming an immersion of conversion for forgiveness of sins,

4as it has been written in the scroll of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the LORD, "" Make His paths straight;

5Every valley will be filled, "" And every mountain and hill will be made low, "" And the crooked will become straightness, "" And the rough become smooth ways;

6And all flesh will see the salvation of God.”

7Then he said to the multitudes coming forth to be immersed by him, “Brood of vipers! Who prompted you to flee from the coming wrath? 8Make, therefore, fruits worthy of conversion, and do not begin to say within yourselves, We have a father—Abraham; for I say to you that God is able to raise children to Abraham out of these stones; 9and also the axe is already laid to the root of the trees, every tree, therefore, not making good fruit is cut down, and it is cast into fire.”

10And the multitudes were questioning him, saying, “What, then, will we do?” 11And he answering says to them, “He having two coats, let him impart to him having none; and he having food, let him do in like manner.” 12And there also came tax collectors to be immersed, and they said to him, “Teacher, what will we do?” 13And he said to them, “Exact no more than that directed you.” 14And also questioning him were those warring, saying, “And we, what will we do?” And he said to them, “Do violence to no one, nor accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.”

15And the people are looking forward, and all are reasoning in their hearts concerning John, whether or not he may be the Christ; 16John answered, saying to all, “I indeed immerse you in water, but He comes who is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to loose the strap of His sandals—He will immerse you in the Holy Spirit and fire; 17whose winnowing shovel [is] in His hand, and He will thoroughly cleanse His floor, and will gather the wheat into His storehouse, and He will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

18And therefore, indeed, with many other things, exhorting, he was proclaiming good news to the people, 19and Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him concerning Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, and concerning all the evils that Herod did, 20added also this to all, that he shut up John in the prison.

21And it came to pass, in all the people being immersed, Jesus also being immersed, and praying, Heaven was opened, 22and the Holy Spirit came down in a bodily appearance, as if a dove, on Him, and a voice came out of Heaven, saying, “You are My Son, the Beloved, in You I delighted.”

23And Jesus Himself was beginning to be about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, Son of Joseph, 24the [son] of Eli, the [son] of Matthat, the [son] of Levi, the [son] of Melchi, the [son] of Janna, the [son] of Joseph, 25the [son] of Mattathias, the [son] of Amos, the [son] of Nahum, the [son] of Esli, 26the [son] of Naggai, the [son] of Maath, the [son] of Mattathias, the [son] of Semei, the [son] of Joseph, the [son] of Judah, 27the [son] of Joanna, the [son] of Rhesa, the [son] of Zerubbabel, the [son] of Shealtiel, 28the [son] of Neri, the [son] of Melchi, the [son] of Addi, the [son] of Cosam, the [son] of Elmodam, the [son] of Er, 29the [son] of Jose, the [son] of Eliezer, the [son] of Jorim, the [son] of Matthat, 30the [son] of Levi, the [son] of Simeon, the [son] of Judah, the [son] of Joseph, the [son] of Jonan, the [son] of Eliakim, 31the [son] of Melea, the [son] of Mainan, the [son] of Mattatha, the [son] of Nathan, 32the [son] of David, the [son] of Jesse, the [son] of Obed, the [son] of Boaz, the [son] of Salmon, the [son] of Nahshon, 33the [son] of Amminadab, the [son] of Aram, the [son] of Esrom, the [son] of Perez, 34the [son] of Judah, the [son] of Jacob, the [son] of Isaac, the [son] of Abraham, the [son] of Terah, the [son] of Nahor, 35the [son] of Serug, the [son] of Reu, the [son] of Peleg, the [son] of Eber, 36the [son] of Salah, the [son] of Cainan, the [son] of Arphaxad, the [son] of Shem, the [son] of Noah, the [son] of Lamech, 37the [son] of Methuselah, the [son] of Enoch, the [son] of Jared, the [son] of Mahalaleel, 38the [son] of Cainan, the [son] of Enos, the [son] of Seth, the [son] of Adam, the [son] of God.

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