Nowin the fifteenthyear of the reign of TiberiusCaesar,PontiusPilate being governor of Judaea,andHerod being tetrarch[a] of Galilee,andhisbrotherPhiliptetrarch of Ituraeaand of the region of Trachonitis,andLysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
AnnasandCaiaphasbeing the high priests, the word of GodcameuntoJohn the son of Zachariasin the wilderness.
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;