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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:1 - In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:2 - And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:3 - For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:4 - And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:5 - Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:6 - And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:7 - But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:8 - Bring forth therefore fruits meet for 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 now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:11 - I indeed baptize you with 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 with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:12 - Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:13 - Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:14 - But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:15 - And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:16 - And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:17 - And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

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