Matt 3:1

(NIV)
In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea
(ESV)
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea,

Matt 3:4

(NIV)
John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt round his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
(ESV)
Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Matt 3:13

(NIV)
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John.
(ESV)
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.

Matt 3:14

(NIV)
But John tried to deter him, saying, ‘I need to be baptised by you, and do you come to me?’

(ESV)
John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”

Matt 3:15

(NIV)
Jesus replied, ‘Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfil all righteousness.’ Then John consented.

(ESV)
But Jesus answered him, Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.

Matt 4:12

(NIV)
When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee.
(ESV)
Now when he heard that John had been arrested he withdrew into Galilee.

Matt 4:21

(NIV)
Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,
(ESV)
And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them.

Matt 9:14

(NIV)
Then John’s disciples came and asked him, ‘How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?’

(ESV)
Then the disciples of John came to him, sayingWhy do we and the Pharisees fast but your disciples do not fast?”

Matt 10:2

(NIV)
These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John;
(ESV)
The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Matt 11:2

(NIV)
When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples
(ESV)
Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples

Matt 11:4

(NIV)
Jesus replied, ‘Go back and report to John what you hear and see:
(ESV)
And Jesus answered them, Go and tell John what you hear and see:

Matt 11:7

(NIV)
As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind?
(ESV)
As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

Matt 11:11

(NIV)
Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
(ESV)
Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Matt 11:12

(NIV)
From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.
(ESV)
From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence and the violent take it by force.

Matt 11:13

(NIV)
For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
(ESV)
For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John,

Matt 11:18

(NIV)
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He has a demon.”
(ESV)
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’

Matt 14:2

(NIV)
and he said to his attendants, ‘This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.’

(ESV)
and he said to his servantsThis is John the Baptist. He has been raised from the dead; that is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.”

Matt 14:3

(NIV)
Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,
(ESV)
For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife

Matt 14:4

(NIV)
for John had been saying to him: ‘It is not lawful for you to have her.’
(ESV)
because John had been saying to him “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

Matt 14:5

(NIV)
Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet.

(ESV)
And though he wanted to put him to death he feared the people, because they held him to be a prophet.

Matt 14:8

(NIV)
Prompted by her mother, she said, ‘Give me here on a dish the head of John the Baptist.’
(ESV)
Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.”

Matt 14:10

(NIV)
and had John beheaded in the prison.
(ESV)
He sent and had John beheaded in the prison,

Matt 14:12

(NIV)
John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.

(ESV)
And his disciples came and took the body and buried it, and they went and told Jesus.

Matt 16:14

(NIV)
They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’

(ESV)
And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

Matt 17:1

(NIV)
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
(ESV)
And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

Matt 17:13

(NIV)
Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.

(ESV)
Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.

Matt 21:25

(NIV)
John’s baptism – where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?’

They discussed it among themselves and said, ‘If we say, “From heaven”, he will ask, “Then why didn’t you believe him?”
(ESV)
The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to usWhy then did you not believe him?’

Matt 21:26

(NIV)
But if we say, “Of human origin” – we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.’

(ESV)
But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”

Matt 21:32

(NIV)
For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.

(ESV)
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him.

Mark 1:4

(NIV)
And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
(ESV)
John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Mark 1:6

(NIV)
John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt round his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
(ESV)
Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:9

(NIV)
At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan.
(ESV)
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Mark 1:14

(NIV)
After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
(ESV)
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God,

Mark 1:19

(NIV)
When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.
(ESV)
And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets.

Mark 1:29

(NIV)
As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew.
(ESV)
And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

Mark 2:18

(NIV)
Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, ‘How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?’

(ESV)
Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to himWhy do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”

Mark 3:17

(NIV)
James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means ‘sons of thunder’),
(ESV)
James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder);

Mark 5:37

(NIV)
He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.
(ESV)
And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James.

Mark 6:14

(NIV)
King Herod heard about this, for Jesus’ name had become well known. Some were saying, ‘John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.’

(ESV)
King Herod heard of it, for Jesusname had become known. Some saidJohn the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.”

Mark 6:16

(NIV)
But when Herod heard this, he said, ‘John, whom I beheaded, has been raised from the dead!’

(ESV)
But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.”

Mark 6:17

(NIV)
For Herod himself had given orders to have John arrested, and he had him bound and put in prison. He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, whom he had married.
(ESV)
For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because he had married her.

Mark 6:18

(NIV)
For John had been saying to Herod, ‘It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.’
(ESV)
For John had been saying to Herod “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”

Mark 6:19

(NIV)
So Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she was not able to,
(ESV)
And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not,

Mark 6:20

(NIV)
because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard John, he was greatly puzzled ; yet he liked to listen to him.

(ESV)
for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly.

Mark 6:24

(NIV)
She went out and said to her mother, ‘What shall I ask for?’

‘The head of John the Baptist,’ she answered.

(ESV)
And she went out and said to her mother, “For what should I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.”

Mark 6:25

(NIV)
At once the girl hurried in to the king with the request: ‘I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a dish.’

(ESV)
And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.”

Mark 6:27

(NIV)
So he immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. The man went, beheaded John in the prison,
(ESV)
And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison

Mark 6:29

(NIV)
On hearing of this, John’s disciples came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

(ESV)
When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

Mark 8:28

(NIV)
They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’

(ESV)
And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.”

Mark 9:2

(NIV)
After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.
(ESV)
And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them,

Mark 9:38

(NIV)
‘Teacher,’ said John, ‘we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.’

(ESV)
John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.”

Mark 10:35

(NIV)
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘we want you to do for us whatever we ask.’

(ESV)
And James and John the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”

Mark 10:41

(NIV)
When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John.
(ESV)
And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John.

Mark 11:30

(NIV)
John’s baptism – was it from heaven, or of human origin? Tell me!’

(ESV)
Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.”

Mark 11:32

(NIV)
But if we say, “Of human origin” …’ (They feared the people, for everyone held that John really was a prophet.)

(ESV)
But shall we say, ‘From man’?”— they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet.

Mark 13:3

(NIV)
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately,
(ESV)
And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

Mark 14:33

(NIV)
He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled.
(ESV)
And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled.

Luke 1:13

(NIV)
But the angel said to him: ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.
(ESV)
But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.

Luke 1:60

(NIV)
but his mother spoke up and said, ‘No! He is to be called John.’

(ESV)
but his mother answered, “No; he shall be called John.”

Luke 1:63

(NIV)
He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, ‘His name is John.’
(ESV)
And he asked for a writing tablet and wroteHis name is John.” And they all wondered.
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