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Luke 3 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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John the Baptist Preaches

(Mat 3:1–6; Mar 1:2–6; Jhn 1:19–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:1 - Now in the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of Ituraea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:2 - in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came upon John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:3 - And he came into all the district round the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:4 - as it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet: Voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:5 - Every gorge shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked places shall become a straight path, and the rough places smooth ways,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:6 - and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
(Mat 3:7–12; Mar 1:7, 8; Jhn 1:24–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:7 - He said therefore to the crowds which went out to be baptised by him, Offspring of vipers, who has forewarned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:8 - Produce therefore fruits worthy of repentance; and begin not to say in yourselves, We have Abraham for our father, for I say unto you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:9 - And already also the axe is applied to the root of the trees; every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:10 - And the crowds asked him saying, What should we do then?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:11 - And he answering says to them, He that has two body-coats, let him give to him that has none; and he that has food, let him do likewise.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:12 - And tax-gatherers came also to be baptised, and they said to him, Teacher, what should we do?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:13 - And he said to them, Take no more money than what is appointed to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:14 - And persons engaged in military service also asked him saying, And we, what should we do? And he said to them, Oppress no one, nor accuse falsely, and be satisfied with your pay.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:15 - But as the people were in expectation, and all were reasoning in their hearts concerning John whether *he* might be the Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:16 - John answered all, saying, *I* indeed baptise you with water, but the mightier than I is coming, the thong of whose sandals I am not fit to unloose; *he* shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:17 - whose winnowing-fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his threshing-floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:18 - Exhorting then many other things also he announced his glad tidings to the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:19 - But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him as to Herodias, the wife of his brother, and as to all the wicked things which Herod had done,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:20 - added this also to all the rest, that he shut up John in prison.

Jesus Is Baptized

(Mat 3:13–17; Mar 1:9–11; Jhn 1:29–34 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:21 - And it came to pass, all the people having been baptised, and Jesus having been baptised and praying, that the heaven was opened,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:22 - and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form as a dove upon him; and a voice came out of heaven, *Thou* art my beloved Son, in thee I have found my delight.

Genealogy of Jesus

(Gen 5:1–32; 11:10–26; Rth 4:18–22; 1Ch 1:1–4, 24–27, 34; 2:1–15; Mat 1:2–16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:23 - And Jesus himself was beginning to be about thirty years old; being as was supposed son of Joseph; of Eli,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:24 - of Matthat, of Levi, of Melchi, of Janna, of Joseph,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:25 - of Mattathias, of Amos, of Naoum, of Esli, of Naggai,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:26 - of Maath, of Mattathias, of Semei, of Joseph, of Juda,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:27 - of Joannes, of Resa, of Zorobabel, of Salathiel, of Neri,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:28 - of Melchi, of Addi, of Cosam, of Elmodam, of Er,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:29 - of Joses, of Eliezer, of Joreim, of Matthat, of Levi,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:30 - of Simeon, of Juda, of Joseph, of Jonan, of Eliakim,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:31 - of Meleas, of Menan, of Mattatha, of Nathan, of David,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:32 - of Jesse, of Obed, of Booz, of Salmon, of Naasson,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:33 - of Aminadab, of Aram, of Esrom, of Phares, of Juda,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:34 - of Jacob, of Isaac, of Abraham, of Terah, of Nachor,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:35 - of Seruch, of Ragau, of Phalek, of Eber, of Sala,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:36 - of Cainan, of Arphaxad, of Sem, of Noe, of Lamech,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:37 - of Methusala, of Enoch, of Jared, of Maleleel, of Cainan,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:38 - of Enos, of Seth, of Adam, of God.

In 1867, John Nelson Darby translated the New Testament from Greek into English. Further revisions were done in 1872 and 1884. Darby’s work was first published as The Holy Scriptures: A New Translation from the Original Languages by J. N. Darby. After Darby’s death in 1882, some of his students worked together to produce the complete Darby Bible based on the Masoretic Hebrew text, Darby’s German (Elberfelder), and the French (Pau) translations. In 1890, the first complete Darby Bible was published in English. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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