"As for me, 1I baptize you awith water for repentance, but He who is comingafter me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals ; 2He will baptize you bwith the HolySpirit and fire.
"His 3winnowingfork is in His hand, and He will thoroughlyclear His threshingfloor ; and He will 4gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the 5chaff with 6unquenchablefire."
137ThenJesusarrived8from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I haveneed to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"
But Jesusansweringsaid to him, "Permit it at thistime ; for in thisway it is fitting for us 9to fulfillallrighteousness."Then he permitted Him.
After being baptized, Jesuscame up immediately from the water ; and behold, the heavens were opened, and c10he saw the Spirit of Goddescending as a dove and dlighting on Him,
and behold, a voice out of the heavenssaid, "11This is eMy belovedSon, in whom I amwell-pleased."