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Luke 3 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:1 - In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:2 - during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:3 - And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:4 - As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,[fn]
make his paths straight.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:5 - Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall become straight,
and the rough places shall become level ways,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:6 - and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:7 - He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:8 - Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:9 - Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:10 - And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:11 - And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics[fn] is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:12 - Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:13 - And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:14 - Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:15 - As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:16 - John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:17 - His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:18 - So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:19 - But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:20 - added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:21 - Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:22 - and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son;[fn] with you I am well pleased.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:23 - Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:24 - the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:25 - the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:26 - the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:27 - the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel,[fn] the son of Neri,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:28 - the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:29 - the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:30 - the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:31 - the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:32 - the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Sala, the son of Nahshon,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:33 - the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:34 - the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:35 - the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:36 - the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:37 - the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:38 - the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
ESV Footnotes
Or crying, Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord
Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved
Some manuscripts beloved Son; today I have begotten you
Greek Salathiel

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