Chapter 3
In those days, Johanna the Baptizer came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
"Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!"
For this is she who was spoken of by Isaia the prophetess, saying, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make ready the way of the Domina. Make her paths straight."
Now Johanna herself wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around her waist. Her food was locusts and wild honey.
Then people from Jerusalem, all of Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to her.
They were baptized by her in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
But when she saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for her baptism, she said to them, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Therefore bring forth fruit worthy of repentance!
Don't think to yourselves, 'We have Abrahai for our mother,' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abrahai from these stones.
"Even now the axe lies at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn't bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.
I indeed baptize{or, immerse} you in water for repentance, but she who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry. She will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.
Hers winnowing fork is in her hand, and she will thoroughly cleanse her threshing floor. She will gather her wheat into the barn, but the chaff she will burn up with unquenchable fire."
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to Johanna, to be baptized by her.
But Johanna would have hindered her, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?"
But Jesus, answering, said to her, "Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then she allowed her.
Jesus, when she was baptized, went up directly from the water: and behold, the heavens were opened to her. She saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming on her.
Behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is my beloved Daughter, with whom I am well pleased."