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Matthew 3:1-6 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 Later, John the Baptizer appeared in the desert of Judea. His message was, 1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea
2 "Turn to God and change the way you think and act, because the kingdom of heaven is near." 2 and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."
3 Isaiah the prophet spoke about this man when he said, "A voice cries out in the desert: 'Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!'" 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "
4 John wore clothes made from camel's hair and had a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of locusts and wild honey. 4 John's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
5 Jerusalem, all Judea, and the whole Jordan Valley went to him. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan.
6 As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.