The Baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist - Matthew 3

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in  the wilderness of Judaea. Matthew 3:1  kjv.

Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for  the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 

Matthew 3:3 For this is he that  was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of  one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the  Lord, make his paths straight. 

Matthew 3:4 And the same John had  his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his  loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. 

Matthew 3:5 Then  went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region  round about Jordan, 

Matthew 3:6 And were baptized of him in  Jordan, confessing their sins.  

Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and  Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O  generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the     wrath to come? 

Matthew 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for  repentance: 

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves,  We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that  God is able of these stones to raise up children unto  Abraham. 

Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root  of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth  good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 

Matthew 3:11 I  indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that  cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not  worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost,  and with fire: 

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he  will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the  garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.   

Matthew 3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto  John, to be baptized of him. 

Matthew 3:14 But John forbad him,  saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou  to me? 

Matthew 3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it  to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all  righteousness. Then he suffered him. 

Matthew 3:16 And Jesus,  when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the  water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he  saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting  upon him: 

Matthew 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This  is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.  

FOB News