In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was,
“Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. ”
References for Matthew 3:2
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!’”
References for Matthew 3:3
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.
People from Jerusalem and from all of Judea and all over the Jordan Valley went out to see and hear John.
And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.