Luke 3:16-26 (New International Version)

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16 John answered them all, "I baptize you witha water.1 But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.2 17 His winnowing fork3 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."4 18 And with many other words John exhorted the people and preached the good news to them. 19 But when John rebuked Herod5 the tetrarch because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and all the other evil things he had done, 20 Herod added this to them all: He locked John up in prison.6

The Baptism and Genealogy of Jesus

3:21,22pp -- Mt 3:13-17; Mk 1:9-11 3:23-38pp -- Mt 1:1-17

21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying,7 heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him8 in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son,9 whom I love; with you I am well pleased."10 23 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry.11 He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph,12 the son of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melki, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,
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