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1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being Governor of Judaea, Herod Tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip Tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias Tetrarch of 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, a message from God came to John, the son of Zechariah, in the Desert. 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 into all the district about the Jordan proclaiming a baptism of the penitent for the forgiveness of sins; 3 He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
4 as it is written in the book of the prophet Isaiah, "The voice of one crying aloud! `In the Desert prepare ye a road for the Lord: make His highway 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 ravine shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill levelled down, the crooked places shall be turned into straight roads, and the rugged ways into 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 and then shall all mankind see God's salvation.'" 6 And all mankind will see God's salvation.' "
7 Accordingly John used to say to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him, "O vipers' brood, who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 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 Live lives which shall prove your change of heart; and do not begin to say to yourselves, `We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham 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 And even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees, so that every tree which fails to yield good fruit will quickly be hewn down and thrown 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 repeatedly asked him, "What then are we to do?" 10 "What should we do then?" the crowd asked.
11 "Let the man who has two coats," he answered, "give one to the man who has none; and let the man who has food share it with others." 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 There came also a party of tax-gatherers to be baptized, and they asked him, "Rabbi, what are we to do?" 12 Tax collectors also came to be baptized. "Teacher," they asked, "what should we do?"
13 "Do not exact more than the legal amount," he replied. 13 "Don't collect any more than you are required to," he told them.
14 The soldiers also once and again inquired of him, "And we, what are we to do?" His answer was, "Neither intimidate any one nor lay false charges; and be content 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 And while the people were in suspense and all were debating in their minds whether John might possibly be the Anointed One, 15 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Christ.
16 he answered the question by saying to them all, "As for me, I am baptizing you with water, but One mightier than I is coming, whose very sandal-strap I am not worthy to unfasten: He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and with 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 His winnowing-shovel is in His hand to clear out His threshing-floor, and to gather the wheat into His storehouse; but the chaff He will burn up in fire unquenchable." 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 exhortations besides these he declared the 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 Tetrarch, being repeatedly rebuked by him about Herodias his brother's wife, and about all the wicked deeds that 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 now added this to crown all the rest, that he threw John into prison. 20 Herod added this to them all: He locked John up in prison.
21 Now when all the people had been baptized, and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the sky 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 in bodily shape, like a dove, upon Him, and a voice came from Heaven, which said, "Thou art My Son, dearly loved: in Thee is My delight." 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 And He--Jesus--when He began His ministry, was about thirty years old. He was the son (it was supposed) 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 Mahath, 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 Johanan, son of Resa, 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 Eliezar, son of Jorim, son of Maththat, 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 Symeon, son of Judah, son of Joseph, son of Jonam, son of Eliakim, son of 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,
31 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 Salmon, 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 Arpachshad, 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 Kenan, 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Kenan,
38 son of Enosh, 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.