About this time John the Baptist made his appearance, preaching in the Desert of Judaea.
"Repent," he said, "for the Kingdom of the Heavens is now close at hand."
He it is who was spoken of through the Prophet Isaiah when he said, "The voice of one crying aloud, `In the desert prepare ye a road for the Lord: make His highway straight.'"
This man John wore a garment of camel's hair, and a loincloth of leather; and he lived upon locusts and wild honey.
Then large numbers of people went out to him--people from Jerusalem and from all Judaea, and from the whole of the Jordan valley--
and were baptized by him in the Jordan, making full confession of their sins.