Parallel Bible results for Matthew 3

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Matthew 3

CEB 1 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, NRS 1 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, CEB 2 "Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!" NRS 2 "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." CEB 3 He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said: The voice of one shouting in the wilderness, "Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight." NRS 3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.' " CEB 4 John wore clothes made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. NRS 4 Now John wore clothing of camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. CEB 5 People from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, and all around the Jordan River came to him. NRS 5 Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, CEB 6 As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. NRS 6 and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. CEB 7 Many Pharisees and Sadducees came to be baptized by John. He said to them, "You children of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the angry judgment that is coming soon? NRS 7 But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? CEB 8 Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives. NRS 8 Bear fruit worthy of repentance. CEB 9 And don't even think about saying to yourselves, Abraham is our father. I tell you that God is able to raise up Abraham's children from these stones. NRS 9 Do not presume to say to yourselves, "We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. CEB 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be chopped down and tossed into the fire. NRS 10 Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. CEB 11 I baptize with water those of you who have changed your hearts and lives. The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I'm not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. NRS 11 "I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. CEB 12 The shovel he uses to sift the wheat from the husks is in his hands. He will clean out his threshing area and bring the wheat into his barn. But he will burn the husks with a fire that can't be put out." NRS 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire." CEB 13 At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River so that John would baptize him. NRS 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. CEB 14 John tried to stop him and said, "I need to be baptized by you, yet you come to me?" NRS 14 John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" CEB 15 Jesus answered, "Allow me to be baptized now. This is necessary to fulfill all righteousness." So John agreed to baptize Jesus. NRS 15 But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented. CEB 16 When Jesus was baptized, he immediately came up out of the water. Heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and resting on him. NRS 16 And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. CEB 17 A voice from heaven said, "This is my Son whom I dearly love; I find happiness in him." NRS 17 And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased."

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