Matthew 3:1-2 NIV

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

3:1-12pp -- Mk 1:3-8; Lk 3:2-17

1 In those days John the Baptist1 came, preaching in the Desert of Judea

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2 and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven2 is near."

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