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1 In the fifteenth year of the rule of the emperor Tiberius—when Pontius Pilate was governor over Judea and Herod was ruler over Galilee, his brother Philip was ruler over Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was ruler over Abilene, 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar--when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene--
2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas—God's word came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert.
3 John went throughout the region of the Jordan River, calling for people to be baptized to show that they were changing their hearts and lives and wanted God to forgive their sins. 3 He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
4 This is just as it was written in the scroll of the words of Isaiah the prophet, A voice crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight. 4 As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.
5 Every valley will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be leveled. The crooked will be made straight and the rough places made smooth. 5 Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.
6 All humanity will see God's salvation." 6 And all mankind will see God's salvation.' "
7 Then John said to the crowds who came to be baptized by him, "You children of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the angry judgment that is coming soon? 7 John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
8 Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives. And don't even think about saying to yourselves, Abraham is our father. I tell you that God is able to raise up Abraham's children from these stones. 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
9 The ax is already at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be chopped down and tossed into the fire." 9 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire."
10 The crowds asked him, "What then should we do?" 10 "What should we do then?" the crowd asked.
11 He answered, "Whoever has two shirts must share with the one who has none, and whoever has food must do the same." 11 John answered, "The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same."
12 Even tax collectors came to be baptized. They said to him, "Teacher, what should we do?" 12 Tax collectors also came to be baptized. "Teacher," they asked, "what should we do?"
13 He replied, "Collect no more than you are authorized to collect." 13 "Don't collect any more than you are required to," he told them.
14 Soldiers asked, "What about us? What should we do?" He answered, "Don't cheat or harass anyone, and be satisfied with your pay." 14 Then some soldiers asked him, "And what should we do?" He replied, "Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely--be content with your pay."
15 The people were filled with expectation, and everyone wondered whether John might be the Christ. 15 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Christ.
16 John replied to them all, "I baptize you with water, but the one who is more powerful than me is coming. I'm not worthy to loosen the strap of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 16 John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
17 The shovel he uses to sift the wheat from the husks is in his hands. He will clean out his threshing area and bring the wheat into his barn. But he will burn the husks with a fire that can't be put out." 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
18 With many other words John appealed to them, proclaiming good news to the people. 18 And with many other words John exhorted the people and preached the good news to them.
19 But Herod the ruler had been criticized harshly by John because of Herodias, Herod's brother's wife, and because of all the evil he had done. 19 But when John rebuked Herod the tetrarch because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and all the other evil things he had done,
20 He added this to the list of his evil deeds: he locked John up in prison. 20 Herod added this to them all: He locked John up in prison.
21 When everyone was being baptized, Jesus also was baptized. While he was praying, heaven was opened 21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened
22 and the Holy Spirit came down on him in bodily form like a dove. And there was a voice from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I dearly love; in you I find happiness." 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
23 Jesus was about 30 years old when he began his ministry. People supposed that he was the son of Joseph son of Heli 23 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,
24 son of Matthat son of Levi son of Melchi son of Jannai son of Joseph 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melki, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,
25 son of Mattathias son of Amos son of Nahum son of Esli son of Naggai 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,
26 son of Maath son of Mattathias son of Semein son of Josech son of Joda 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,
27 son of Joanan son of Rhesa son of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel son of Neri 27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,
28 son of Melchi son of Addi son of Cosam son of Elmadam son of Er 28 the son of Melki, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,
29 son of Joshua son of Eliezer son of Jorim son of Matthat son of Levi 29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
30 son of Simeon son of Judah son of Joseph son of Jonam son of Eliakim 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,
31 son of Melea son of Menna son of Mattatha son of Nathan son of David 31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,
32 son of Jesse son of Obed son of Boaz son of Sala son of Nahshon 32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,
33 son of Amminadab son of Admin son of Arni son of Hezron son of Perez son of Judah 33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,
34 son of Jacob son of Isaac son of Abraham son of Terah son of Nahor 34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,
35 son of Serug son of Reu son of Peleg son of Eber son of Shelah 35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah,
36 son of Cainan son of Arphaxad son of Shem son of Noah son of Lamech 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,
37 son of Methuselah son of Enoch son of Jared son of Mahalalel son of Cainan 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Kenan,
38 son of Enos son of Seth son of Adam son of God. 38 the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.