In those days John the Baptist1 came, preaching in the Desert of Judea
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and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven2 is near."
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This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "3
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John's4 clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist.5 His food was locusts6 and wild honey.
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People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan.
Confessing their sins, they were baptized7 by him in the Jordan River.
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