Luke 3:15-22 NIV

15 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John1 might possibly be the Christ.a2

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16 John answered them all, "I baptize you withb water.3 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.4

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      17 His winnowing fork5 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."6

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      18 And with many other words John exhorted the people and preached the good news to them.
      19 But when John rebuked Herod7 the tetrarch because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and all the other evil things he had done,

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          20 Herod added this to them all: He locked John up in prison.8

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          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,9 heaven was opened

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          22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him10 in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son,11 whom I love; with you I am well pleased."12

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