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Matthew 3 (WEBP)

[1] In those days, John the Baptizer came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
[2] “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”
[3] For this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make the way of the Lord ready! Make his paths straight!”
[4] Now John himself wore clothing made of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
[5] Then people from Jerusalem, all of Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him.
[6] They were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
[7] But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, “You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
[8] Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance!
[9] Don’t think to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father,’ for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
[10] Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.
[11] “I indeed baptize you in water for repentance, but he who comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.°
[12] His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.”
[13] Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan° to John, to be baptized by him.
[14] But John would have hindered him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?”
[15] But Jesus, answering, said to him, “Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him.
[16] Jesus, when he was baptized, went up directly from the water: and behold, the heavens were opened to him. He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming on him.
[17] Behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Matthew 3:3 Isaiah 40:3
Matthew 3:11 TR and NU add “and with fire”
Matthew 3:13 i.e., the Jordan River

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Matthew 3 (KJVS)

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[2] And G2532 saying G3004 (PresActPtc), Repent ye G3340 (PresActImpr): for G1063 the kingdom G932 of heaven G3772 is at hand G1448 (PerfActInd).
[3] For G1063 this G3778 is he G2076 (PresInd) that was spoken G4483 (AorPasPtc) of by G5259 the prophet G4396 Esaias G2268, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), The voice G5456 of one crying G994 (PresActPtc) in G1722 the wilderness G2048, Prepare ye G2090 (AorActImpr) the way G3598 of the Lord G2962, make G4160 (PresActImpr) his G846 paths G5147 straight G2117.
[4] And G1161 the same G846 John G2491 had G2192 (ImpfActInd) his G846 raiment G1742 of G575 camel’s G2574 hair G2359, and G2532 a leathern G1193 girdle G2223 about G4012 his G846 loins G3751; and G1161 his G846 meat G5160 was G2258 (ImpfInd) locusts G200 and G2532 wild G66 honey G3192.
[5] Then G5119 went out G1607 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) to G4314 him G846 Jerusalem G2414, and G2532 all G3956 Judaea G2449, and G2532 all G3956 the region round about G4066 Jordan G2446,
[6] And G2532 were baptized G907 (ImpfPasInd) of G5259 him G846 in G1722 Jordan G2446, confessing G1843 (PresMidPtc) their G846 sins G266.
[7] But G1161 when he saw G1492 (Aor2ActPtc) many G4183 of the Pharisees G5330 and G2532 Sadducees G4523 come G2064 (PresMidPasDepPtc) to G1909 his G846 baptism G908, he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto them G846, O generation G1081 of vipers G2191, who G5101 hath warned G5263 (AorActInd) you G5213 to flee G5343 (Aor2ActInf) from G575 the wrath G3709 to come G3195 (PresActPtc)?
[8] Bring forth G4160 (AorActImpr) therefore G3767 fruits G2590 meet G514 for repentance G3341:
[9] And G2532 think G1380 (AorActSubj) not G3361 to say G3004 (PresActInf) within G1722 yourselves G1438, We have G2192 (PresActInd) Abraham G11 to [our] father G3962: for G1063 I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto you G5213, that G3754 God G2316 is able G1410 (PresMidPasDepInd) of G1537 these G5130 stones G3037 to raise up G1453 (AorActInf) children G5043 unto Abraham G11.
[10] And G1161 now G2235 also G2532 the axe G513 is laid G2749 (PresMidPasDepInd) unto G4314 the root G4491 of the trees G1186: therefore G3767 every G3956 tree G1186 which bringeth G4160 not G3361 forth G4160 (PresActPtc) good G2570 fruit G2590 is hewn down G1581 (PresPasInd), and G2532 cast G906 (PresPasInd) into G1519 the fire G4442.
[11] I G1473 indeed G3303 baptize G907 (PresActInd) you G5209 with G1722 water G5204 unto G1519 repentance G3341: but G1161 he that cometh G2064 (PresMidPasDepPtc) after G3694 me G3450 is G2076 (PresInd) mightier than G2478 I G3450, whose G3739 shoes G5266 I am G1510 (PresInd) not G3756 worthy G2425 to bear G941 (AorActInf): he G846 shall baptize G907 (FutActInd) you G5209 with G1722 the Holy G40 Ghost G4151, and G2532 [with] fire G4442:
[12] Whose G3739 fan G4425 [is] in G1722 his G846 hand G5495, and G2532 he will throughly purge G1245 (FutActInd) his G846 floor G257, and G2532 gather G4863 (FutActInd) his G846 wheat G4621 into G1519 the garner G596; but G1161 he will burn up G2618 (FutActInd) the chaff G892 with unquenchable G762 fire G4442.
[13] Then G5119 cometh G3854 (PresMidPasDepInd) Jesus G2424 from G575 Galilee G1056 to G1909 Jordan G2446 unto G4314 John G2491, to be baptized G907 (AorPasInf) of G5259 him G846.
[14] But G1161 John G2491 forbad G1254 (ImpfActInd) him, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), I G1473 have G2192 (PresActInd) need G5532 to be baptized G907 (AorPasInf) of G5259 thee G4675, and G2532 comest G2064 (PresMidPasDepInd) thou G4771 to G4314 me G3165?
[15] And G1161 Jesus G2424 answering G611 (AorPasDepPtc) said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 him G846, Suffer G863 (Aor2ActImpr) [it to be so] now G737: for G1063 thus G3779 it becometh G4241 (PresActPtc) G2076 (PresInd) us G2254 to fulfil G4137 (AorActInf) all G3956 righteousness G1343. Then G5119 he suffered G863 (PresActInd) him G846.
[16] And G2532 Jesus G2424, when he was baptized G907 (AorPasPtc), went up G305 (Aor2ActInd) straightway G2117 out of G575 the water G5204: and G2532, lo G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), the heavens G3772 were opened G455 (AorPasInd) unto him G846, and G2532 he saw G1492 (Aor2ActInd) the Spirit G4151 of God G2316 descending G2597 (PresActPtc) like G5616 a dove G4058, and G2532 lighting G2064 (PresMidPasDepPtc) upon G1909 him G846:
[17] And G2532 lo G2400 (Aor2ActImpr) a voice G5456 from G1537 heaven G3772, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), This G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) my G3450 beloved G27 Son G5207, in G1722 whom G3739 I am well pleased G2106 (AorActInd).

Young’s Literal Translation

Matthew 3 (YLT)

[1] And in those days cometh John the Baptist, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea,
[2] and saying, ‘Reform, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens,’
[3] for this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, ‘A voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, straight make ye His paths.’
[4] And this John had his clothing of camel’s hair, and a girdle of skin round his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and honey of the field.
[5] Then were going forth unto him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about the Jordan,
[6] and they were baptized in the Jordan by him, confessing their sins.
[7] And having seen many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming about his baptism, he said to them, ‘Brood of vipers! who did shew you to flee from the coming wrath?
[8] bear, therefore, fruits worthy of the reformation,
[9] and do not think to say in yourselves, A father we have-Abraham, for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise children to Abraham,
[10] and now also, the axe unto the root of the trees is laid, every tree therefore not bearing good fruit is hewn down, and to fire is cast.
[11] ‘I indeed do baptize you with water to reformation, but he who after me is coming is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to bear the sandals, he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire,
[12] whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and will gather his wheat to the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.’
[13] Then cometh Jesus from Galilee upon the Jordan, unto John to be baptized by him,
[14] but John was forbidding him, saying, ‘I have need by thee to be baptized-and thou dost come unto me!’
[15] But Jesus answering said to him, ‘Suffer now, for thus it is becoming to us to fulfil all righteousness,’ then he doth suffer him.
[16] And having been baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water, and lo, opened to him were the heavens, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him,
[17] and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, ‘This is My Son-the Beloved, in whom I did delight.’