3 1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." John the Baptist Prepares the Way . (I) Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 17 And a voice from heaven(V) said, “This is my Son,(W) whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”(X). 3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: Matthew 3 - NIV: In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.”, ver 13, 14; Mt 9:14; 11:2-14; 14:1-12; Lk 1:13, 57-66; 3:2-19; Ac 19:3, 4, Da 7:14; Mt 4:17; 6:10; 7:21; S 25:34; Lk 11:20; 17:20, 21; 19:11; 21:31; Jn 3:3, 5; Ac 1:3, 6, 3:13-17pp — Mk 1:9-11; Lk 3:21, 22; Jn 1:31-34, Eze 1:1; Jn 1:51; Ac 7:56; 10:11; Rev 4:1; 19:11, Ps 2:7; Ac 13:33; Heb 1:1-5; 5:5; 2Pe 1:17, 18, Isa 42:1; Mt 12:18; 17:5; Mk 1:11; 9:7; Lk 3:22; 9:35; 2Pe 1:17, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People. New International Version (NIV) Bible Book List. 4 John’s(E) clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. 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. 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: 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. KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. (F) His food was locusts(G) and wild honey. “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.”, ver 13, 14; Mt 9:14; 11:2-14; 14:1-12; Lk 1:13, 57-66; 3:2-19; Ac 19:3, 4, Da 7:14; Mt 4:17; 6:10; 7:21; S 25:34; Lk 11:20; 17:20, 21; 19:11; 21:31; Jn 3:3, 5; Ac 1:3, 6, 3:13-17pp — Mk 1:9-11; Lk 3:21, 22; Jn 1:31-34, Eze 1:1; Jn 1:51; Ac 7:56; 10:11; Rev 4:1; 19:11, Ps 2:7; Ac 13:33; Heb 1:1-5; 5:5; 2Pe 1:17, 18, Isa 42:1; Mt 12:18; 17:5; Mk 1:11; 9:7; Lk 3:22; 9:35; 2Pe 1:17. BLB Searches. New International Version (NIV) Bible Book List. 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. 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! 13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. At that moment heaven was opened,(T) and he saw the Spirit of God(U) descending like a dove and alighting on him. Cite Share Print. Matthew 3 - NIV: In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. BLB Searches. 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Then he suffered him. 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? 3 1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." New International Version Update. 3 This is he who was … 3 In those days John the Baptist(B) came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven(C) has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord,    make straight paths for him.’”[a](D). (M), 11 “I baptize you with[b] water for repentance. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. 3 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea. (N) But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. (I) Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Search the Bible. 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. THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV… He will baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit(O) and fire. 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized(H) by him in the Jordan River. 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Cite Share Print. 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. (M), 11 “I baptize you with[b] water for repentance. Matthew 3 New International Version (NIV) John the Baptist Prepares the Way. 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: "A voice of one calling in the desert, `Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'"