3:1 But in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of Iturea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
2 in the days of the chief priest Annas and of Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zachariah in the wilderness;
3 and he came into all the region round about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins,
4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight:
5 every ravine shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked places shall be made straight, and the rough ways smooth,
6 and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
7 He said therefore to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him: Brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
8 Bring forth then fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves: We have Abraham as a father; for I say to you that God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.
9 And now also the ax is lying at the root of the trees: every tree therefore that brings not forth good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
10 And the multitudes asked him, saying: What then shall we do?
11 And he answered and said to them: He that has two coats let him give to him that has none, and he that has food let him do in like manner.
12 And publicans also came to be baptized, and said to him: Teacher, what shall we do?
13 And he said to them: Exact no more than that which has been appointed to you.
14 And soldiers also asked, saying: What shall we also do? And he said to them: Do violence to no one, accuse no one falsely, and be content with your wages.
15 But while the people were in expectation, and all were reasoning in their hearts concerning John, whether he were the Christ or not,
16 John answered, saying to them all: I indeed baptize you in water; but there comes he that is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to loose; he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire:
17 whose winnowing-shovel is in his hand to thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor, and gather the grain into his granary; but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.
18 With many other exhortations then indeed preached he the gospel to the people;
19 but Herod the tetrarch being reproached by him concerning Herodias the wife of his brother, and concerning all the wicked things which Herod had done,
20 added this also to them all; he shut up John in prison.
21 But it came to pass that while all the people were baptized, Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
22 and the Holy Spirit came down, in a bodily form like a dove, upon him, and a voice came from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased,
23 And Jesus himself was, when he began his ministry, about thirty years old, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, son of Heli,
24 son of Matthat, son of Levi, son: of Malchi, son of Jannai, son of Joseph,
25 son of Mattithiah, son: of Amos, son of Nahum, son of Esli, son of Naggai,
26 son of Maath, son of Mattithiah, son of Shimei, son of Joseph, son of Joda,
27 son of Jonan, son of Rhesa, son of Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, son of Neri,
28 son of Malchi, son of Addi, son of Cosam, son of Elmaam, son of Er,
29 son of Jesus, son of Eliezer, son of Jorim, son of Matthat, son of Levi,
30 son of Symeon, son of Judah, son of Joseph, son of Jonam, son of Eliakim,
31 son of Melea, son of Menna, son of Mattatha, son of Nathan, son of David,
32 son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Salmon, son of Nahshon,
33 son of Aminadab, son of Admin, son of Ami, son of Hezron, son of Pharez, son of Judah,
34 son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, son of Terah, son of Nahor,
35 son of Serug, son of Reu, son of Peleg, son of Heber, son of Shelah,
36 son of Kenan, son of Arphaxad, son of Shem, son of Noah, son of Lamech,
37 son of Methusaleh, son of Enoch, son of Jared, son of Mahalaleel, son of Kenan,
38 son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.