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Chapter 3

Luke 3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilatebeing governor of Judea, and Herodbeingtetrarchof Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,

Luke 3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

Luke 3:3 Then he came into all the country around the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins;

Luke 3:4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, the voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare you the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.

Luke 3:5 Every valley will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be leveled; and the crooked will be straightened, and the rough ways will be made smooth;

Luke 3:6 and all flesh will see the salvation of God.

Luke 3:7 Then he said to the multitude that came out to be immersed by him, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath about to come?

Luke 3:8 Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say inside yourselves, we have Abraham as our father: for I say to you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Luke 3:9 Now also the axe is laid to the root of the trees: Therefore, every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

Luke 3:10 Then the people asked him, saying, what will we do then?

Luke 3:11 He answered and said to them, He that has two coats, let him give to him that has none; and he that has food, let him do likewise.

Luke 3:12 Then also came tax collectors to be immersed, and said to him, Master, what will we do?

Luke 3:13 And he said to them, exact no more than that which is appointed you.

Luke 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, and what will we do? And he said to them, do violence to no man, do not accuse anyone falsely; and be content with your wages.

Luke 3:15 So as the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts of John, whether he was the Christ, or not;

Luke 3:16 John answered, saying to them all, I indeed immerse you with water; but one mightier than I comes, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie: He will immerse you with the Holy Spirit and with fire:

Luke 3:17 whose fan is in His hand, for He will thoroughly purge His floor, and will gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.

Luke 3:18 Then with many other exhortations he preached to the people.

Luke 3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, being rebuked by him for Herodias his brother Philip’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,

Luke 3:20 Added yet this above all, that he put John in prison.

Luke 3:21 Now when all the people were immersed, it came to pass, that Jesus also being immersed, and praying, that heaven was opened,

Luke 3:22 And the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.

Luke 3:23 And Jesus Himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, who was the son of Heli,

Luke 3:24 who was the son of Matthat, who was the son of Levi, who was the son of Melchi, who was the son of Janna, who was the son of Joseph,

Luke 3:25 who was the son of Mattathias, who was the son of Amos, who was the son of Nahum, who was the son of Esli, who was the son of Naggai,

Luke 3:26 who was the son of Maath, who was the son of Mattathias, who was the son of Semein, who was the son of Joseph, who was the son of Judah,

Luke 3:27 who was the son of Joanna, who was the son of Rhesa, who was the son of Zerubbabel, who was the son of Salathiel, who was the son of Neri,

Luke 3:28 who was the son of Melchi, who was the son of Addi, who was the son of Cosam, who was the son of Elmodam, who was the son of Er,

Luke 3:29 who was the son of Joshua, who was the son of Eliezer, who was the son of Jorim, who was the son of Matthat, who was the son of Levi,

Luke 3:30 who was the son of Simeon, who was the son of Judah, who was the son of Joseph, who was the son of Jonam, who was the son of Eliakim,

Luke 3:31 who was the son of Melea, who was the son of Menna, who was the son of Mattatha, who was the son of Nathan, who was the son of David,

Luke 3:32 who was the son of Jesse, who was the son of Obed, who was the son of Boaz, who was the son of Salmon, who was the son of Naasson,

Luke 3:33 who was the son of Aminadab, who was the son of Aram, who was the son of Hezrom, who was the son of Pharez, who was the son of Judah,

Luke 3:34 who was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, who was the son of Abraham, who was the son of Terah, who was the son of Nachor,

Luke 3:35 who was the son of Serug, who was the son of Reu, who was the son of Peleg, who was the son of Eber, who was the son of Nahor,

Luke 3:36 who was the son of Cainan, who was the son of Arphaxad, who was the son of Shem, who was the son of Noah, who was the son of Lamech,

Luke 3:37 who was the son of Methuselah, who was the son of Enoch, who was the son of Jared, who was the son of Maleleel, who was the son of Cainan,

Luke 3:38 who was the son of Enosh, who was the son of Seth, who was the son of Adam, who was the son of God.