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Matthew 3 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Preaching of John the Baptist

(Mar 1:2–8; Luk 3:1–20 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:1 - Now in those days John the Baptist *[fn]came, [fn]preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:2 - “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven [fn]is at hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:3 - For this is the one referred to [fn]by Isaiah the prophet when he said,
“THE VOICE OF ONE [fn]CALLING [fn]OUT IN THE WILDERNESS,
‘PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD,
MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:4 - Now John himself had [fn]a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:5 - At that time Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the region around the Jordan;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:6 - and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:7 - But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for [fn]baptism, he said to them, “You [fn]offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:8 - “Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:9 - and do not assume that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father’; for I tell you that God is able, from these stones, to raise up children for Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:10 - “And the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit is being cut down and thrown into the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:11 - “As for me, I baptize you [fn]with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you [fn]with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:12 - “His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

The Baptism of Jesus

(Mar 1:9–11; Luk 3:21, 22; Jhn 1:29–34 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:13 - Then Jesus *arrived from Galilee at the Jordan, coming to John to be baptized by him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:14 - But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have the need to be baptized by You, and yet You are coming to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:15 - But Jesus, answering, said to him, “Allow it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he *allowed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:16 - After He was baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and [fn]he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and [fn]settling on Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:17 - and behold, a voice from the heavens said, “This is [fn]My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Or arrived; or appeared
Or proclaiming as a herald
Lit has come near
Or through
Or shouting
Or out, Prepare in the wilderness the way
Lit his garment
Later mss his baptism
Or brood
The Gr here can be translated in, with, or by
The Gr here can be translated in, with, or by
Or He
Lit coming upon Him
Or My Son, the Beloved
NASB20

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