3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’ ”a

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4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

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5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
6 John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.

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7 And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.

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8 I baptize you withb water, but he will baptize you withc the Holy Spirit.”

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    • e 1:8 - Or "in"
    • f 1:8 - Or "in"

      The Baptism and Testing of Jesus

      9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

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      10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

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      11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

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      12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness,
      13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being temptedd by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

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        • g 1:13 - The Greek for "tempted" can also mean "tested" .