Matthew 3:1-6 NCV

1 About that time John the Baptist began preaching in the desert area of Judea.
2 John said, "Change your hearts and lives because the kingdom of heaven is near."
3 John the Baptist is the one Isaiah the prophet was talking about when he said: "This is a voice of one who calls out in the desert: 'Prepare the way for the Lord. Make the road straight for him.'"
4 John's clothes were made from camel's hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. For food, he ate locusts and wild honey.
5 Many people came from Jerusalem and Judea and all the area around the Jordan River to hear John.
6 They confessed their sins, and he baptized them in the Jordan River.