Luke 3:3-13 NIV

3 He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.1

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      4 As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.
      5 Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.
      6 And all mankind will see God's salvation.' "a2

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      7 John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers!3 Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?4

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      8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.'5 For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
      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."6

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      10 "What should we do then?"7 the crowd asked.

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          11 John answered, "The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same."8

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          12 Tax collectors also came to be baptized.9 "Teacher," they asked, "what should we do?"

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          13 "Don't collect any more than you are required to,"10 he told them.

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