31THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKEREADY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHSSTRAIGHT.' "
4John the Baptistappeared in the wildernessa2preaching a baptism of repentance for the 3forgiveness of sins.
And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the JordanRiver, confessing their sins.
6John was clothed with camel'shair and wore 4a leatherbeltaround his waist, and bhis diet was locusts and wildhoney.
And he was cpreaching, and saying, "After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoopdown and untie the thong of His sandals.
"I baptized you dwith water; but He will baptize you ewith the HolySpirit."
95In thosedaysJesus6came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10Immediatelycoming up out of the water, He saw the heavensfopening, and the Spiritlike a dovedescending upon Him;
and a voicecame out of the heavens: "7You are My belovedSon, in You I amwell-pleased."
128Immediately the Spiritimpelled Him to go out into the wilderness.
And He was in the wildernessfortydays being tempted by 9Satan; and He was with the wildbeasts, and the angels were ministering to Him.