Matthew 3:1-6 NLT

1 In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was,
2 “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.a

References for Matthew 3:2

    • 3:2 - Or has come, or is coming soon.
      3 The prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said, “He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the ’s coming! Clear the road for him!’”b

      References for Matthew 3:3

        • 3:3 - Isa 40:3 (Greek version).
          4 John’s clothes were woven from coarse camel hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. For food he ate locusts and wild honey.
          5 People from Jerusalem and from all of Judea and all over the Jordan Valley went out to see and hear John.
          6 And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.