John the Baptist in the Wilderness1 [2in 4year 1And 3the fifteenth] of the governing of Tiberius Caesar, and the governing of Pontius Pilate of the Jews, and [2being tetrarch 3of Galilee 1Herod], and Philip his brother being tetrarch of Iturea and Trachonitis the region, and Lysanias being tetrarch of Abilene, 2 with chief priests Annas and Caiaphas, came the word of God unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3 And he went into all the place round about the Jordan proclaiming an immersion of repentance for a release of sins; 4 as it has been written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, A voice yelling in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord! [2straight 1Make] his roads! 5 Every ravine shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be lowered; and [3will be 1the 2crooked] for straight, and the rough for [2ways 1smooth]; 6 and [3shall see 1all 2flesh] the deliverance of God. 7 He said then to the [2coming forth 1multitudes] to be immersed by him, Offspring of vipers, who indicated to you to flee from the [2about to be 1wrath]? 8 Do then fruits worthy of the repentance! For you should not begin to say among yourselves, [2father 1We have] Abraham; for I say to you, that God is able from out of these stones to raise children to Abraham. 9 But already even the axe [2at 3the 4root 5of the 6trees 1is situated]. Every tree then not producing [2fruit 1good] is cut down, and [2into 3the fire 1thrown]. 10 And [3asked 4him 1the 2multitudes], saying, What then shall we do? 11 And answering he says to them, The one having two inner garments, share with the one not having! And the one having foods, in like manner do! 12 And there came also tax collectors to be immersed, and they said to him, Teacher, what shall we do? 13 And he said to them, [2nothing 3more 4beyond 5that 6being set in order 7to you 1exact]! 14 [3asked 1And 4him 5also 2soldiers], saying, And we, what shall we do? And he said to them, No one should you shake up nor extort, and let [2be sufficient 1your rations]! 15 [4were expecting 1And 2the 3people], and all were reasoning in their hearts concerning John, if perhaps he may be the Christ. 16 John answered all together, saying, I indeed [3in water 1immerse 2you], but comes the one stronger than me, of whom I am not fit to untie the strap of his sandals; he will immerse you in [2spirit 1holy] and in fire; 17 of whom the winnowing fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor; and he will gather the grain into his storehouse; and the straw he will incinerate with [2fire 1inextinguishable]. 18 [4many 2indeed 3then 1And] other things comforting he announced good news to the people.
The Immersion of Jesus19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him concerning Herodias the wife of his brother Philip, and concerning all [2which 4did 1the evils 3Herod], 20 added also this unto all -- that he imprisoned John in the prison. 21 And it came to pass in the immersing all the people, and Jesus being immersed and praying, [3was opened 1the 2heaven], 22 and [4came down 1the 3spirit 2holy] bodily in a form as a dove upon him, and a voice out of heaven came, saying, You are my son the beloved; in you I take pleasure.
The Genealogy of Jesus23 And [2himself 3was 1Jesus 4about 6years old 5thirty] in beginning, being as was thought the son of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi the son of Melchi, the son of Janna, the son of Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Naum, the son of Esli, the son of Nagge, 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semei, the son of Joseph, the son of Juda, 27 the son of Joanna, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Salathiel, the son of Neri, 28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmodam, the son of Er, 29 the son of Jose, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Juda, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonan, the son of Eliakim, 31 the son of Melea, the son of Menan, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Naasson, 33 the son of Aminadab, the son of Aram, the son of Esrom, the son of Perez, the son of Juda, 34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nachor, 35 the son of Saruch, the son of Ragau, the son of Phalec, the son of Heber, the son of Sala, 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37 the son of Mathusala, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Maleleel, the son of Cainan, 38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
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