New Living Translation
In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was,
King James Bible
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
Darby Bible Translation
Now in those days comes John the baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
World English Bible
In those days, John the Baptizer came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
And in those days cometh John the Baptist, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:1 In those days - that is, while Jesus dwelt there. In the wilderness of Judea - This was a wilderness properly so called, a wild, barren, desolate place as was that also where our Lord was tempted. But, generally speaking, a wilderness in the New Testament means only a common, or less cultivated place, in opposition to pasture and arable land. Mark 1:1; Luke 3:1.
LibraryJohn the Baptist's Person and Preaching.
(in the Wilderness of Judæa, and on the Banks of the Jordan, Occupying Several Months, Probably a.d. 25 or 26.) ^A Matt. III. 1-12; ^B Mark I. 1-8; ^C Luke III. 1-18. ^b 1 The beginning of the gospel [John begins his Gospel from eternity, where the Word is found coexistent with God. Matthew begins with Jesus, the humanly generated son of Abraham and David, born in the days of Herod the king. Luke begins with the birth of John the Baptist, the Messiah's herald; and Mark begins with the ministry …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Jesus Baptized by John in the Jordan.
In the Fifteenth Year of Tiberius Cæsar and under the Pontificate of Annas and Caiaphas - a Voice in the Wilderness
The Baptism of Jesus: Its Higher Meaning.
In the wilderness there were the towns of Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,
When the tribe of Judah left Jericho--the city of palms--the Kenites, who were descendants of Moses' father-in-law, traveled with them into the wilderness of Judah. They settled among the people there, near the town of Arad in the Negev.
1 Kings 2:34
So Benaiah son of Jehoiada returned to the sacred tent and killed Joab, and he was buried at his home in the wilderness.
As John's disciples were leaving, Jesus began talking about him to the crowds. "What kind of man did you go into the wilderness to see? Was he a weak reed, swayed by every breath of wind?
"I tell you the truth, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John the Baptist. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he is!
"Well," they replied, "some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets."
just as the prophet Isaiah had written: "Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way.
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