Matthew 3:1-6 NLT

1 In those days John the Baptist began preaching in the Judean wilderness. His message was,
2 "Turn from your sins and turn to God, because the Kingdom of Heaven is near.a"

References for Matthew 3:2

    • o 3:2 - Or <I>has come,</I> or <I>is coming soon.</I>
      3 Isaiah had spoken of John when he said, "He is a voice shouting in the wilderness: 'Prepare a pathway for the Lord's coming! Make a straight road for him!'" b

      References for Matthew 3:3

        • p 3:3 - Isa 40:3.
          4 John's clothes were woven from camel hair, and he wore a leather belt; his food was locusts and wild honey.
          5 People from Jerusalem and from every section of Judea and from all over the Jordan Valley went out to the wilderness to hear him preach.
          6 And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.