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21 Christ baptized, receioeth testimony.frow heaபen. 23 The age, and genealogy of Christ from Joseph uploards. Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brothe Philip tetrarch of lturea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,

2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high_priests, theword of God cameunio John the Son of Zacha

rias in the wilderness.

3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; .

4 As it is written in the book of the words of IEsaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ஆ. ye the way of : Lord, make his paths :: t.

5 Every walley Shall be illed, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the Crooked shall be madestraight, and the rough ways shall be made smoeth;

6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

7 Then Said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized othim, O generation of vipers, who hath wained you to fiee from the wrath to come?

8 Bring forth, therefore, fruits worthy of reentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, : have Abraham to our t: for l say unte ou, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of

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the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then ? 11. He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath mone; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and Said unto him, Master, what shall we do !

13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, meither accuse any falsely ; and be content with your wages.

15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not ;

16 Johnanswered, saying unto themall, l indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than 1 comett, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire :

17 Whose an is in hishand,and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his ஐarner , but the chat he will burn with fire unquenchable. 18 And many other things in his exhortation reached he unito the people. 19 But Herod the tetrarch, bing reproved by him for Herodiashis brother Philip's wite, and tள் all the evils which Herod had done,

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20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prisoi.

2I Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a love upon him, and avoice came froi heaven, which said,Thou art my belowed Son ; in theel am well pleased.

23 And Jesus himself bagam to be about thirty years of age, being(as was spposed) the son of Joseph, which was the som of Heli,

24 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the 80m of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the som of Janna, which was the som of Joseph,

25 Which was the som of Mattathias, which was the som of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the Son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,

26 Which was the som of Maath, which was the som of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the Son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,

27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son ofZorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the som of Neri,

28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son Elmodam, which was the son of Er,

29 Which was the som of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the Son of Levi,

30 Which was the som of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the som of Joseph, which was the Son of Jonan, which was the som of Eliakim,

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