1 G1722 In G1565 those G2250 days, G2491 John G910 the Baptizer G3854 came, G2784 preaching G1722 in G2048 the wilderness G2449 of Judea, saying,
3 G1063 For G3778 this G2076 is G3588 he who G4483 was spoken G5259 of G2268 by Isaiah G4396 the prophet, G3004 saying, G5456 "The voice G994 of one crying G1722 in G2048 the wilderness, G2090 make G3598 ready the way G2962 of the Lord. G4160 Make G846 his G5147 paths G2117 straight."
4 G1161 Now G2491 John G846 himself G1742 wore clothing G575 made of G2574 camel's G2359 hair, G2532 with G1193 a leather G2223 belt G4012 around G846 his G3751 waist. G846 His G5160 food G2258 was G200 locusts G2532 and G66 wild G3192 honey.
5 G5119 Then G2414 people from Jerusalem, G3956 all G2449 of Judea, G2532 and G3956 all G4066 the region around G2446 the Jordan G1607 went out G4314 to G846 him.
6 G2532 They G907 were baptized G5259 by G846 him G1722 in G2446 the Jordan, G1843 confessing G846 their G266 sins.
7 G1161 But G1492 when he saw G4183 many G5330 of the Pharisees G2532 and G4523 Sadducees G2064 coming G1909 for G846 his G908 baptism, G2036 he said G846 to them, G1081 "You offspring G2191 of vipers, G5101 who G5263 warned G5213 you G5343 to flee G575 from G3709 the wrath G3195 to come?
9 G3361 Don't G1380 think G1722 to G1438 yourselves, G2192 ‘We have G11 Abraham G3962 for G3962 our father,' G1063 for G3004 I tell G5213 you G3754 that G2316 God G1410 is able G1453 to raise up G5043 children G11 to Abraham G1537 from G5130 these G3037 stones.
10 G1161 "Even G2235 now G2532 the G513 axe G2749 lies G4314 at G4491 the root G1186 of the trees. G3767 Therefore, G3956 every G1186 tree G3361 that doesn't G4160 bring G4160 forth G2570 good G2590 fruit G1581 is cut down, G2532 and G906 cast G1519 into G4442 the fire.
11 G1473 I G3303 indeed G907 baptize G5209 you G1722 in G5204 water G1519 for G3341 repentance, G1161 but G3588 he who G2064 comes G3694 after G3450 me G2076 is G2478 mightier than G3450 I, G3739 whose G5266 shoes G1510 I am G3756 not G2425 worthy G941 to carry. G846 He G907 will baptize G5209 you G1722 in G40 the Holy G4151 Spirit.
12 G846 His G4425 winnowing G1722 fork is in G846 his G5495 hand, G2532 and G1245 he will thoroughly cleanse G846 his G257 threshing floor. G4863 He will gather G846 his G4621 wheat G1519 into G596 the barn, G1161 but G892 the chaff G2618 he will burn up G762 with unquenchable G4442 fire."
13 G5119 Then G2424 Jesus G3854 came G575 from G1056 Galilee G1909 to G2446 the Jordan G2491 to John, G907 to be baptized G5259 by G846 him.
14 G1161 But G2491 John G2192 would have G1254 hindered G846 him, G3004 saying, G1473 "I G5532 need G907 to be baptized G5259 by G4771 you, G2532 and G4771 you G2064 come G4314 to G3165 me?"
15 G1161 But G2424 Jesus, G611 answering, G2036 said G4314 to G846 him, G863 "Allow G2076 it G737 now, G1063 for G3779 this G4241 is the fitting way for G2254 us G4137 to fulfill G3956 all G1343 righteousness." G5119 Then G863 he allowed G846 him.
16 G2424 Jesus, G907 when he was baptized, G305 went up G2117 directly G575 from G5204 the water: G2532 and G2400 behold, G3772 the heavens G455 were opened G846 to him. G2532 He G1492 saw G4151 the Spirit G2316 of God G2597 descending G5616 as G4058 a dove, G2532 and G2064 coming G1909 on G846 him.