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4 John the Baptist was in the wilderness calling for people to be baptized to show that they were changing their hearts and lives and wanted God to forgive their sins.
John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
5 Everyone in Judea and all the people of Jerusalem went out to the Jordan River and were being baptized by John as they confessed their sins.
And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
6 John wore clothes made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
Now John was clothed with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
7 He announced, "One stronger than I am is coming after me. I'm not even worthy to bend over and loosen the strap of his sandals.
He proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals.
8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
9 About that time, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River.
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 While he was coming up out of the water, Jesus saw heaven splitting open and the Spirit, like a dove, coming down on him.
And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.
11 And there was a voice from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I dearly love; in you I find happiness."
And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."
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