1In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar's reign, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judaea, Herodtetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the territories of Ituraea and Trachonitis, Lysanias tetrarch ofAbilene, 2and while the high-priesthood was held by Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the sonof Zechariah, in the desert. 3He went through the whole Jordan area proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, 4as it is written in the book of the sayings of Isaiah the prophet: A voice of one that cries in the desert:Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight! 5Let every val ey be fil ed in, every mountain and hil be level ed, winding ways be straightened andrough roads made smooth, 6and al humanity wil see the salvation of God. 7He said, therefore, to the crowds who came to be baptised by him, 'Brood of vipers, who warned you toflee from the coming retribution? 8Produce fruit in keeping with repentance, and do not start telling yourselves, "We have Abraham as ourfather," because, I tel you, God can raise children for Abraham from these stones. 9Yes, even now the axe is being laid to the root of the trees, so that any tree failing to produce good fruitwil be cut down and thrown on the fire.' 10When al the people asked him, 'What must we do, then?' 11he answered, 'Anyone who has two tunics must share with the one who has none, and anyone withsomething to eat must do the same.' 12There were tax collectors, too, who came for baptism, and these said to him, 'Master, what must wedo?' 13He said to them, 'Exact no more than the appointed rate.' 14Some soldiers asked him in their turn, 'What about us? What must we do?' He said to them, 'Nointimidation! No extortion! Be content with your pay!' 15A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to wonder whether Johnmight be the Christ, 16so John declared before them al , 'I baptise you with water, but someone is coming, who is morepowerful than me, and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit andfire. 17His winnowing-fan is in his hand, to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his barn; butthe chaff he wil burn in a fire that will never go out.' 18And he proclaimed the good news to the people with many other exhortations too. 19But Herod the tetrarch, censured by John for his relations with his brother's wife Herodias and for allthe other crimes he had committed, 20added a further crime to al the rest by shutting John up in prison. 21Now it happened that when al the people had been baptised and while Jesus after his own baptismwas at prayer, heaven opened 22and the Holy Spirit descended on him in a physical form, like a dove. And a voice came from heaven,'You are my Son; today have I fathered you.' 23When he began, Jesus was about thirty years old, being the son, as it was thought, of Joseph son ofHeli, 24son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Melchi, son of Jannai, son of Joseph, 25son of Mattathias, son of Amos, son of Nahum, son of Esli, son of Naggai, 26son of Maath, son of Mattathias, son of Semein, son of Josech, son of Joda, 27son of Joanan, son of Rhesa, son of Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, son of Neri, 28son of Melchi, son of Addi, son of Cosam, son of Elmadam, son of Er, 29son of Jesus, son of Eliezer, son of Jorim, son of Matthat, son of Levi, 30son of Symeon, son of Judah, son of Joseph, son of Jonam, son of Eliakim, 31son of Melea, son of Menna, son of Mattatha, son of Nathan, son of David, 32son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Sala, son of Nahshon, 33son of Amminadab, son of Admin, son of Arni, son of Hezron, son of Perez, son of Judah, 34son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, son of Terah, son of Nahor, 35son of Serug, son of Reu, son of Peleg, son of Eber, son of Shelah, 36son of Cainan, son of Arphaxad, son of Shem, son of Noah, son of Lamech, 37son of Methuselah, son of Enoch, son of Jared, son of Mahalaleel, son of Cainan, 38son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.
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