Matthew 3:1–3

The Preaching of John the Baptist

1 Now ain those days bJohn the Baptist * 1came, 2preaching in the cwilderness of Judea, saying,

2 aRepent, for bthe kingdom of heaven 1is at hand.”

3 For this is the aone referred to 1by Isaiah the prophet when he said,

bThe voice of one 2crying in the wilderness,

cMake ready the way of the Lord,

Make His paths straight!’ ”

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