Matthew 3:1-6 CEB

Ministry of John the Baptist

1 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing,

References for Matthew 3:1

      2 "Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!"
      3 He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said: The voice of one shouting in the wilderness, "Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight."a

      References for Matthew 3:3

        • e 3:3 - Isa 40:3
          4 John wore clothes made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
          5 People from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, and all around the Jordan River came to him.
          6 As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.