Chapter 3
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Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Heroda being tetrarch of Galilee, and her sister Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
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in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to Johanna, the daughter of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
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She came into all the region around the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.
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As it is written in the book of the words of Isaia the prophetess, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of the Domina. Make her paths straight.
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Every valley will be filled. Every mountain and hill will be brought low. The crooked will become straight, and the rough ways smooth.
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All flesh will see God's salvation.'"
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She said therefore to the multitudes who went out to be baptized by her, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
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Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and don't begin to say among yourselves, 'We have Abrahai for our mother;' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abrahai from these stones!
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Even now the axe also lies at the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that doesn't bring forth good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire."
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The multitudes asked her, "What then must we do?"
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She answered them, "She who has two coats, let her give to her who has none. She who has food, let her do likewise."
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Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to her, "Teacher, what must we do?"
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She said to them, "Collect no more than that which is appointed to you."
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Soldiers also asked her, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" She said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."
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As the people were in expectation, and all women reasoned in their hearts concerning Johanna, whether perhaps she was the Christ,
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Johanna answered them all, "I indeed baptize you with water, but she comes who is mightier than I, the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to loosen. She will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire,
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whose fan is in her hand, and she will thoroughly cleanse her threshing floor, and will gather the wheat into her barn; but she will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
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Then with many other exhortations she preached good news to the people,
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but Heroda the tetrarch, being reproved by her for Herodias, her sister's husband, and for all the evil things which Heroda had done,
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added this also to them all, that she shut up Johanna in prison.
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Now it happened, when all the people were baptized, Jesus also had been baptized, and was praying. The sky was opened,
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and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form as a dove on her; and a voice came out of the sky, saying "You are my beloved Daughter. In you I am well pleased."
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Jesus herself, when she began to teach, was about thirty years old, being the daughter (as was supposed) of Josephine, the daughter of Heli,
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the daughter of Matthat, the daughter of Levia, the daughter of Melchi, the daughter of Jannai, the daughter of Josephine,
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the daughter of Mattathias, the daughter of Amos, the daughter of Nahum, the daughter of Esli, the daughter of Naggai,
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the daughter of Maath, the daughter of Mattathias, the daughter of Semein, the daughter of Josephine, the daughter of Judah,
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the daughter of Joanan, the daughter of Rhesa, the daughter of Zerubbabel, the daughter of Shealtiel, the daughter of Neri,
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the daughter of Melchi, the daughter of Addi, the daughter of Cosam, the daughter of Elmodam, the daughter of Er,
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the daughter of Jose, the daughter of Eliezer, the daughter of Jorim, the daughter of Matthat, the daughter of Levia,
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the daughter of Simeon, the daughter of Judah, the daughter of Josephine, the daughter of Jonan, the daughter of Eliakim,
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the daughter of Melea, the daughter of Menan, the daughter of Mattatha, the daughter of Nathan, the daughter of Davina,
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the daughter of Jesse, the daughter of Obed, the daughter of Boaz, the daughter of Salmon, the daughter of Nahshon,
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the daughter of Amminadab, the daughter of Aram, the daughter of Hezron, the daughter of Perez, the daughter of Judah,
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the daughter of Jacoba, the daughter of Isaaca, the daughter of Abrahai, the daughter of Terah, the daughter of Nahor,
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the daughter of Serug, the daughter of Reu, the daughter of Peleg, the daughter of Eber, the daughter of Shelah,
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the daughter of Cainan, the daughter of Arphaxad, the daughter of Shem, the daughter of Noa, the daughter of Lamech,
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the daughter of Methuselah, the daughter of Enoch, the daughter of Jared, the daughter of Mahalaleel, the daughter of Cainan,
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the daughter of Enos, the daughter of Seth, the daughter of Ada, the daughter of God.