Luke 3

1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Yehudah, and Herod being tetrarch of the Galil, and his brother Pilipos tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
2 in the Kohanim Gedolim of Anan and Kayafa, the word of God came to Yochanan, the son of Zekharyah, in the wilderness.
3 He came into all the region around the Yarden, preaching the immersion of repentance to remission of sins.
4 As it is written in the book of the words of Yesha`yahu the prophet, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.
5 Every valley will be filled. Every mountain and hill will be brought low. The crooked will become straight, And the rough ways smooth.
6 All flesh will see God's salvation.'"
7 He said therefore to the multitudes who went out to be immersed by him, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and don't begin to say among yourselves, 'We have Avraham for our father;' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Avraham from these stones!
9 Even now the ax also lies at the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that doesn't bring forth good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire."
10 The multitudes asked him, "What then must we do?"
11 He answered them, "He who has two coats, let him give to him who has none. He who has food, let him do likewise."
12 Tax collectors also came to be immersed, and they said to him, "Teacher, what must we do?"
13 He said to them, "Collect no more than that which is appointed to you."
14 Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."
15 As the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning Yochanan, whether perhaps he was the Messiah,
16 Yochanan answered them all, "I indeed immerse you with water, but he comes who is mightier than I, the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to loosen. He will immerse you in the Ruach HaKodesh and fire,
17 whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
18 Then with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people,
19 but Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done,
20 added this also to them all, that he shut up Yochanan in prison.
21 Now it happened, when all the people were immersed, that, Yeshua also having been immersed, and praying, the sky was opened,
22 and the Ruach HaKodesh descended in a bodily form, as a dove on him; and a voice came out of the sky, saying "You are my beloved Son. In you I am well pleased."
23 Yeshua himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years old, being the son (as was supposed) of Yosef, the son of Eli,
24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Malki, the son of Yannai, the son of Yosef,
25 the son of Mattityahu, the son of `Amos, the son of Nachum, the son of Hesli, the son of Naggai,
26 the son of Machat, the son of Mattityahu, the son of Shim`i, the son of Yosef, the son of Yehudah,
27 the son of Yochanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbavel, the son of She'alti'el, the son of Neri,
28 the son of Malki, the son of Addi, the son of Kosam, the son of Elmadan, the son of `Er,
29 the son of Yeshua, the son of Eli`ezer, the son of Yoram, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
30 the son of Shim`on, the son of Yehudah, the son of Yosef, the son of Yonam, the son of Elyakim,
31 the son of Mal'ah, the son of Manah, the son of Mattatah, the son of Natan, the son of David,
32 the son of Yishai, the son of `Oved, the son of Bo`az, the son of Salmon, the son of Nachshon,
33 the son of `Amminadav, the son of Aram, the son of Yoram, the son of Hetzron, the son of Peretz, the son of Yehudah,
34 the son of Ya`akov, the son of Yitzchak, the son of Avraham, the son of Terach, the son of Nachor,
35 the son of Serug, the son of Re`u, the son of Peleg, the son of `Ever, the son of Shelach
36 the son of Kenan, the son of Arpakhshad, the son of Shem, the son of Noach, the son of Lamekh,
37 the son of Metushelach, the son of Hanokh, the son of Yered, the son of Mahalal'el, the son of Kenan,
38 the son of Enosh, the son of Shet, the son of Adam, the son of God.
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