In those days John Baptist came, and preached in the desert of Judaea, [In those days came John Baptist, preaching in the desert of Judaea,]
and said, Do ye penance, for the kingdom of heavens shall approach. [+saying, Do ye penance, for the kingdom of heaven shall nigh.]
For this is he, of whom it is said by Esaias, the prophet, saying, A voice of a crier in desert, Make ye ready the ways of the Lord; make ye right the paths of him. [+Forsooth this is he, of whom it is said by Esaias, saying, A voice of a man crying in desert, Make ye ready the way of the Lord; make ye rightful the paths of him.]
And this John [Forsooth that same John] had clothing of camel's hairs, and a girdle of skin about his loins; and his meat was honeysuckles [soothly his meat was locusts], and honey of the wood.
Then Jerusalem went out to him, and all Judaea, and all the country about Jordan;
and they were washed of him in Jordan [and were christened of him in Jordan], acknowledging their sins.