Matthew 3:1-2

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea
2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Matthew 3:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
ESV
1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
NLT
1 In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was,
MSG
1 While Jesus was living in the Galilean hills, John, called "the Baptizer," was preaching in the desert country of Judea.
CSB
1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Wilderness of Judea

Matthew 3:1-2 In-Context

1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea
2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’ ”
4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan.
6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 13,14; Matthew 9:14; Matthew 11:2-14; Matthew 14:1-12; Lk 1:13,57-66; Luke 3:2-19; Acts 19:3,4
  • 2. Daniel 2:44; Daniel 7:14; Matthew 4:17; Matthew 6:10; Matthew 7:21; S Matthew 25:34; Luke 11:20; Luke 17:20,21; Luke 19:11; Luke 21:31; John 3:3,5; Acts 1:3,6
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