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Luke 3 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:1 - In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, 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 son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:3 - He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching 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: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:5 - Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:6 - And all people will see God’s salvation.’ ”[fn]

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

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:8 - Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:9 - The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:10 - “What should we do then?” the crowd asked.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:11 - John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:12 - Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:13 - “Don’t collect any more than you are required to,” he told them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:14 - Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:15 - The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:16 - John answered them all, “I baptize you with[fn] water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with[fn] 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 he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:18 - And with many other words John exhorted the people and proclaimed the good news to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:19 - But when John rebuked Herod the tetrarch because of his marriage to Herodias, his brother’s wife, and all the other evil things he had done,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:20 - Herod added this to them all: He locked John up in prison.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:21 - When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was 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 Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:23 - Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:24 - the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melki, 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 Josek, 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, the son of Neri,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:28 - the son of Melki, 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 Salmon,[fn] the son of Nahshon,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:33 - the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram,[fn] 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 Mahalalel, the son of Kenan,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:38 - the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
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Isaiah 40:3-5
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Some manuscripts Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni; other manuscripts vary widely.

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