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THE GOOD MESSAGE OF
JESUS THE CHRIST
Harmony
10

Luke 3:1-2
Mark 1:2-4
Matthew 3:1-3
Luke 3:3-6
Mark 1:5-6
Matthew 3:4-10
Luke 3:7-14

In the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius Caesar,
when Pontius Pilate was governing Judea,
and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee,
his brother Philip tetrarch of the Iturea and Trachonitis land,
and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas,
the word of God came to John, son of Zacharias, in the desert.
Luke 3:1-2

As it has been written in Isaiah the prophet:

Look, I send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way;
a voice crying in the desert:
Get ready the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths,

John who baptizes came in the desert
preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Mark 1:2-4

In those days arrived John the Baptist
preaching in the desert of Judea, saying,
"Change your mind, for near is the sovereignty of heaven."
For this is the one spoken of through Isaiah the prophet, saying:

A voice crying in the desert:
Get ready the way of the Lord;
make straight his paths.

Matthew 3:1-3

And he went into all the country around the Jordan
preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,
as it has been written in the book
of the words of Isaiah the prophet:

A voice crying in the desert:
Get ready the way of the Lord;
make straight his paths.
Every valley shall be filled
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough roads smooth;
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Luke 3:3-6

And all the Judean country and all of Jerusalem
went out to him, and were baptized by him in the Jordan River,
confessing their sins.
And John was dressed in camel's hair
and a leather belt around his waist,
and he was eating grasshoppers and wild honey.
Mark 1:5-6

And John himself had his clothing from camel's hair
and a leather belt around his waist;
his food was grasshoppers and wild honey.
Then Jerusalem and all Judea
and all the country around the Jordan went out to him,
and they were baptized in the Jordan River by him,
confessing their sins.

And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees
coming to the baptism he said to them, "Brood of vipers!
Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Produce then fruit worthy of repentance;
and do not presume to say among yourselves,
'A father we have in Abraham;' for I tell you
that God can from these stones raise up children for Abraham.
And already the ax is laid to the root of the trees;
therefore every tree not producing beautiful fruit
is cut down and thrown into the fire."
Matthew 3:4-10

So he said to the crowds going out to be baptized by him,
"Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Produce then fruit worthy of repentance;
and do not start to say among yourselves,
'A father we have in Abraham;' for I tell you
that God can from these stones raise up children for Abraham.
And already the ax is laid to the root of the trees;
therefore every tree not producing beautiful fruit
is cut down and thrown into the fire."

And the crowds questioned him, "What then should we do?"

And answering he told them,
"Let whoever has two coats share with the one having none,
and let whoever has food do likewise."

And tax collectors also came to be baptized
and said to him, "Teacher, what should we do?"

And he told them, "Collect no more than is required of you."

And the soldiers also questioned him
saying, "And what should we do?"

And he told them, "Do not shake down anyone nor harass them,
and be satisfied with your pay."
Luke 3:7-14


10. John Baptizes and Preaches Synthesis 10 * Interpretation 10
11. John Testifies About the Christ Harmony 11 * Synthesis 11 * Interpretation 11