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Matthew 3 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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(Mar 1:2–8; Luk 3:1–20 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:1 - And in those days cometh John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:2 - Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:3 - For this is he that was spoken of through Isaiah the prophet, saying,
The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make ye ready the way of the Lord,
Make his paths straight.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:4 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:5 - Then went out unto him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about the Jordan;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:6 - and they were baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:7 - But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said unto them, Ye offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:8 - Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of repentance:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:9 - and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:10 - And even now the axe lieth at the root of the trees: every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:11 - I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:12 - whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor; and he will gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.
(Mar 1:9–11; Luk 3:21, 22; Jhn 1:29–34 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:13 - Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:14 - But John would have hindered him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:15 - But Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffereth him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:16 - And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway from the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:17 - and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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