3 And he came into all athe district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins;
“aThe voice of one crying in the wilderness,
‘Make ready the way of the Lord,
Make His paths straight.
5 ‘aEvery ravine will be filled,
And every mountain and hill will be 1brought low;
The crooked will become straight,
And the rough roads smooth;