In those dayes, came Iohn the Baptist, preachyng in the wyldernesse of Iurie, and saying.
Repent, for the kingdome of heauen is at hande.
For this is he, of whom it is spoken by the prophete Esayas, saying.
The voyce of one crying in the wyldernesse: prepare ye the way of the Lorde, make his pathes strayght.
This Iohn had his rayment of Camels heere, and a girdle of a skynne about his loynes, his meate was locustes, and wylde hony.
Then went out to hym Hierusalem, and all Iurie, and all the region rounde about Iordane,
And were baptized of hym in Iordane, confessyng their sinnes.
But when he sawe many of the Pharisees, and Saducees come to his baptisme, he sayde vnto them.
O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the anger to come?
Bryng foorth therefore fruites meete for repentaunce.
And be not of suche mynde, that ye woulde say within your selues, we haue Abraham to [our] father.
For I say vnto you, that God is able, of these stones to rayse vp chyldren vnto Abraham.
Euen now is the axe also put vnto the roote of the trees: therefore, euery tree which bryngeth not foorth good fruite, is hewen downe, and cast into the fire.
I baptize you in water vnto repentaunce: But he that shall come after me, is mightier then I, whose shoes I am not worthy to beare, he shall baptize you with the holy ghost, and with fire.
Whose fanne is in his hande, and he wyll purge his floore, and gather his wheate into [his] garner: but wyl burne vp the chaffe with vnquencheable fire.
Then commeth Iesus from Galilee to Iordane, vnto Iohn, to be baptized of hym.
But Iohn forbad hym, saying.
I haue nede to be baptized of thee, and commest thou to me?
Iesus aunsweryng, sayde vnto hym: Suffer it to be so nowe.
For thus it becommeth vs, to fulfyll all righteousnes.
Then he suffred hym.
And Iesus, when he was baptized, came strayghtwaye out of the water, and loe the heauens was open vnto hym, and (Iohn) sawe the spirite of God descendyng lyke a doue, and lyghtyng vpon hym.
And loe, there (came) a voyce from the heauens, saying: This is my beloued sonne, in whom I am well pleased.