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Matthew 3 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:1 - And in those days cometh John the Baptist, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:2 - and saying, 'Reform, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens,'

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:3 - for this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, 'A voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, straight make ye His paths.'

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:4 - And this John had his clothing of camel's hair, and a girdle of skin round his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and honey of the field.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:5 - Then were going forth unto him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about the Jordan,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:6 - and they were baptized in the Jordan by him, confessing their sins.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:7 - And having seen many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming about his baptism, he said to them, 'Brood of vipers! who did shew you to flee from the coming wrath?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:8 - bear, therefore, fruits worthy of the reformation,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:9 - and do not think to say in yourselves, A father we have -- Abraham, for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise children to Abraham,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:10 - and now also, the axe unto the root of the trees is laid, every tree therefore not bearing good fruit is hewn down, and to fire is cast.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:11 - 'I indeed do baptize you with water to reformation, but he who after me is coming is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to bear the sandals, he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:12 - whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and will gather his wheat to the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.'

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

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:14 - but John was forbidding him, saying, 'I have need by thee to be baptized -- and thou dost come unto me!'

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:15 - But Jesus answering said to him, 'Suffer now, for thus it is becoming to us to fulfill all righteousness,' then he doth suffer him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:16 - And having been baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water, and lo, opened to him were the heavens, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:17 - and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, 'This is My Son -- the Beloved, in whom I did delight.'
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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