1 In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar's reign, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judaea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the territories of Ituraea and Trachonitis, Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
Matt 27:2 Acts 4:27 Luke 2:1 Luke 3:19 Luke 9:7 Matt 14:1 Acts 23:26
2 and while the high-priesthood was held by Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah, in the desert.
Acts 4:6 John 18:24 Luke 1:80 Jonah 1:1 Matt 26:3 Mic 1:1 Zeph 1:1
3 He went through the whole Jordan area proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,
Luke 1:77 Acts 13:24 Acts 19:4 Acts 22:16 John 1:28 John 1:31-33 John 3:26
4 as it is written in the book of the sayings of Isaiah the prophet: A voice of one that cries in the desert: Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight!
Isa 40:3-5 John 1:23 John 3:28-36 Isa 57:14 Isa 62:10 John 1:7 John 1:26-36
5 Let every valley be filled in, every mountain and hill be levelled, winding ways be straightened and rough roads made smooth,
Isa 42:16 Isa 40:4 Isa 45:2 Isa 49:11 Ezek 17:24 Heb 12:12-13 Isa 2:11-17
6 and all humanity will see the salvation of God.
Isa 52:10 Isa 40:5 Ps 98:2-3 Rom 10:18 Isa 49:6 Luke 2:10-11 Luke 2:30-32
7 He said, therefore, to the crowds who came to be baptised by him, 'Brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming retribution?
Matt 23:33 1Thess 1:10 Matt 12:34 1John 3:8 Acts 13:10 Gen 3:15 Heb 6:18
8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance, and do not start telling yourselves, "We have Abraham as our father," because, I tell you, God can raise children for Abraham from these stones.
Acts 26:20 Ezek 18:27-31 Isa 1:16-18 John 8:33 Gal 5:22-24 Luke 19:40 Matt 21:43
9 Yes, even now the axe is being laid to the root of the trees, so that any tree failing to produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown on the fire.'
Luke 13:9 Matt 7:19 Luke 13:7 Matt 3:10 John 15:6 Dan 4:14 Dan 4:23
10 When all the people asked him, 'What must we do, then?'
Acts 2:37 Acts 16:30 Acts 9:6 Luke 3:8 Luke 3:12 Luke 3:14
11 he answered, 'Anyone who has two tunics must share with the one who has none, and anyone with something to eat must do the same.'
Isa 58:7-11 1John 3:17 1Tim 6:18 Luke 18:22 Dan 4:27 1John 4:20 Jas 2:15-26
12 There were tax collectors, too, who came for baptism, and these said to him, 'Master, what must we do?'
Luke 7:29 Luke 15:1-2 Luke 18:13 Matt 21:31-32
13 He said to them, 'Exact no more than the appointed rate.'
Luke 19:8 1Cor 6:10 Eph 4:28 Ezek 18:21-22 Ezek 18:27-28 Heb 12:1 Isa 1:16-17
14 Some soldiers asked him in their turn, 'What about us? What must we do?' He said to them, 'No intimidation! No extortion! Be content with your pay!'
Exod 23:1 Phil 4:11 1Tim 6:8-10 Exod 20:16 Heb 13:5-6 Lev 19:11 Acts 10:7
15 A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to wonder whether John might be the Christ,
John 1:19-28 John 3:28-29 John 10:24
16 so John declared before them all, 'I baptise you with water, but someone is coming, who is more powerful than me, and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Acts 1:5 Acts 11:15-16 John 1:26 John 1:33 1Cor 12:13 Acts 19:4-5 Joel 2:28-29
17 His winnowing-fan is in his hand, to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his barn; but the chaff he will burn in a fire that will never go out.'
Matt 13:30 Ps 21:9-10 Isa 30:24 Jer 15:7 Matt 3:12 Mic 4:12 Ps 1:4
18 And he proclaimed the good news to the people with many other exhortations too.
Acts 2:40 John 1:15 John 1:29 John 1:34 John 3:29-36
19 But Herod the tetrarch, censured by John for his relations with his brother's wife Herodias and for all the other crimes he had committed,
Luke 3:1 Mark 6:17-18 Matt 11:2 Matt 14:3-4 Prov 9:7-8 Prov 15:12
20 added a further crime to all the rest by shutting John up in prison.
1Thess 2:15-16 2Chr 24:17-22 2Chr 36:16 2Kgs 21:16 2Kgs 24:4 Jer 2:30 John 3:24
21 Now it happened that when all the people had been baptised and while Jesus after his own baptism was at prayer, heaven opened
John 1:32-34 Matt 3:13-17 John 12:27-28 Luke 5:16 Luke 9:18 Mark 1:9-11 Matt 14:23
22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in a physical form, like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, 'You are my Son; today have I fathered you.'
2Pet 1:17-18 Ps 2:7 John 1:32 Luke 9:34-35 Matt 17:5 Acts 10:38 Isa 42:1
23 When he began, Jesus was about thirty years old, being the son, as it was thought, of Joseph son of Heli,
Matt 13:55 Acts 1:1 John 6:42 Luke 4:22 Mark 6:3 Matt 1:16 Matt 4:17
24 son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Melchi, son of Jannai, son of Joseph,
25 son of Mattathias, son of Amos, son of Nahum, son of Esli, son of Naggai,
26 son of Maath, son of Mattathias, son of Semein, son of Josech, son of Joda,
27 son of Joanan, son of Rhesa, son of Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, son of Neri,
28 son of Melchi, son of Addi, son of Cosam, son of Elmadam, son of Er,
29 son of Jesus, son of Eliezer, son of Jorim, son of Matthat, son of Levi,
30 son of Symeon, son of Judah, son of Joseph, son of Jonam, son of Eliakim,
31 son of Melea, son of Menna, son of Mattatha, son of Nathan, son of David,
1Chr 3:5 2Sam 5:14 1Chr 14:4 Zech 12:12
32 son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Sala, son of Nahshon,
1Chr 2:10-15 Matt 1:3-6 Ruth 4:18-22 1Kgs 12:16 1Sam 17:58 1Sam 20:31 Acts 13:22-23
33 son of Amminadab, son of Admin, son of Arni, son of Hezron, son of Perez, son of Judah,
Ruth 4:19-20 1Chr 2:4-5 1Chr 2:9-10 1Chr 9:4 Gen 29:35 Gen 38:29 Gen 46:12
34 son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, son of Terah, son of Nahor,
Gen 21:3 Gen 25:26 1Chr 1:24-28 1Chr 1:34 Acts 7:8 Gen 11:24-32 Josh 24:2
35 son of Serug, son of Reu, son of Peleg, son of Eber, son of Shelah,
Gen 10:24-25 Gen 11:12-21
36 son of Cainan, son of Arphaxad, son of Shem, son of Noah, son of Lamech,
1Chr 1:17 1Pet 3:20 2Pet 2:5 Ezek 14:14 Gen 5:28-32 Gen 6:8-10 Gen 6:22-1
37 son of Methuselah, son of Enoch, son of Jared, son of Mahalaleel, son of Cainan,
1Chr 1:1-3 Gen 5:6-28
38 son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.
Gen 4:25-3 Isa 64:8 1Cor 15:45 1Cor 15:47 Acts 17:26-29 Gen 1:26-27 Gen 2:7