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Matthew 3 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Preaching of John the Baptist

(Mar 1:2–8; Luk 3:1–20 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:1 - Now G1161 in those G1565 days G2250 John G2491 the Baptist G910 *[fn]came, G3854 [fn]preaching G2784 in the wilderness G2048 of Judea, G2453 saying, G3004
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:2 - “Repent, G3340 for the kingdom G932 of heaven G3772 [fn]is at hand.” G1448
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:3 - For this G3778 is the one referred G3004 to [fn]by Isaiah G2268 the prophet G4396 when he said, G3004
‘MAKE G2090 READY G2090 THE WAY G3598 OF THE LORD, G2962
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:4 - Now G1161 John G2491 himself G846 had G2192 [fn]a garment G1742 of camel’s G2574 hair G2359 and a leather G1193 belt G2223 around G4012 his waist; G3751 and his food G5160 was locusts G200 and wild G66 honey. G3192
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:5 - Then G5119 Jerusalem G2414 was going G1607 out to him, and all G3956 Judea G2453 and all G3956 the district G4066 around G4066 the Jordan; G2446
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:6 - and they were being baptized G907 by him in the Jordan G2446 River, G4215 as they confessed G1843 their sins. G266
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:7 - But when he saw G3708 many G4183 of the Pharisees G5330 and Sadducees G4523 coming G2064 for baptism, G908 he said G3004 to them, “You brood G1081 of vipers, G2191 who G5101 warned G5263 you to flee G5343 from the wrath G3709 to come? G3195
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:8 - “Therefore G3767 bear G4160 fruit G2590 in keeping G514 with repentance; G3341
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:9 - and do not suppose G1380 that you can say G3004 to yourselves, G1438 ‘We have G2192 Abraham G11 for our father’; G3962 for I say G3004 to you that from these G3778 stones G3037 God G2316 is able G1410 to raise G1453 up children G5043 to Abraham. G11
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:10 - “The axe G513 is already G2235 laid G2749 at the root G4491 of the trees; G1186 therefore G3767 every G3956 tree G1186 that does not bear G4160 good G2570 fruit G2590 is cut G1581 down G1581 and thrown G906 into the fire. G4442
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:11 - “As for me, I baptize G907 you [fn]with water G5204 for repentance, G3341 but He who is coming G2064 after G3694 me is mightier G2478 than I, and I am G1510 not fit G2425 to remove G941 His sandals; G5266 He will baptize G907 you [fn]with the Holy G40 Spirit G4151 and fire. G4442
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:12 - “His winnowing G4425 fork G4425 is in His hand, G5495 and He will thoroughly G1245 clear G1245 His threshing G257 floor; G257 and He will gather G4863 His wheat G4621 into the barn, G596 but He will burn G2618 up the chaff G892 with unquenchable G762 fire.” G4442

The Baptism of Jesus

(Mar 1:9–11; Luk 3:21, 22; Jhn 1:29–34 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:13 - Then G5119 Jesus G2424 *arrived G3854 from Galilee G1056 at the Jordan G2446 coming to John, G2491 to be baptized G907 by him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:14 - But John G2491 tried to prevent G1254 Him, saying, G3004 “I have G2192 need G5532 to be baptized G907 by You, and do You come G2064 to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:15 - But Jesus G2424 answering G611 said G3004 to him, “Permit G863 it at this G737 time; G737 for in this G3779 way G3779 it is fitting G4241 for us to fulfill G4137 all G3956 righteousness.” G1343 Then G5119 he *permitted G863 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:16 - After being baptized, G907 Jesus G2424 came G305 up immediately G2117 from the water; G5204 and behold, G2400 the heavens G3772 were opened, G455 and [fn]he saw G3708 the Spirit G4151 of God G2316 descending G2597 as a dove G4058 and [fn]lighting G2064 on Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:17 - and behold, G2400 a voice G5456 out of the heavens G3772 said, G3004 “This G3778 is [fn]My beloved G27 Son, G5207 in whom G3739 I am G2106 well-pleased.” G2106
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, arrived, or appeared
Or, proclaiming as a herald
Literally: has come near
Or, through
Or, shouting
Literally: his garment
The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
Or, He
Literally: coming upon Him
Or, My Son, the Beloved
See the NASB95 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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