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And in those dayes, Iohn the Baptist came and preached in the wildernes of Iudea,
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And said, Repent: for the kingdome of heauen is at hand.
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For this is he of whome it is spoken by the Prophet Esaias, saying, The voyce of him that crieth in the wildernes, Prepare ye the way of the Lord: make his pathes straight.
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And this Iohn had his garment of camels heare, and a girdle of a skinne about his loynes: his meate was also locusts and wilde hony.
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Then went out to him Ierusalem and all Iudea, and all the region rounde about Iordan.
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And they were baptized of him in Iordan, confessing their sinnes.
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Now when he sawe many of the Pharises, and of the Sadduces come to his baptisme, he said vnto them, O generations of vipers, who hath forewarned you to flee from the anger to come?
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Bring foorth therefore fruite worthy amendement of life.
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And thinke not to say with your selues, We haue Abraham to our father: for I say vnto you, that God is able euen of these stones to raise vp children vnto Abraham.
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And now also is the axe put to the roote of the trees: therfore euery tree which bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewen downe, & cast into ye fire.
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In deede I baptize you with water to amendement of life, but he that commeth after me, is mightier then I, whose shoes I am not worthie to beare: hee will baptize you with the holy Ghost, and with fire.
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Which hath his fanne in his hand, and wil make cleane his floore, and gather his wheate into his garner, but will burne vp the chaffe with vnquenchable fire.
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Then came Iesus from Galile to Iordan vnto Iohn, to be baptized of him.
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But Iohn earnestly put him backe, saying, I haue neede to be baptized of thee, and commest thou to me?
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Then Iesus answering, saide to him, Let be nowe: for thus it becommeth vs to fulfill all righteousnes.
So he suffered him.
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And Iesus when hee was baptized, came straight out of the water;
lo, the heaues were opened vnto him, & Iohn saw the Spirit of God descending like a doue, and lighting vpon him.
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And loe, a voyce came from heauen, saying, This is my beloued Sonne, in whome I am well pleased.