Luke Chapter 3
1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaeaand Herod beingtetrarch of Galileeand his brother Philip tetrarch ofIturaea and of the region of Trachonitisand Lysanias thetetrarch of Abilene
2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high prieststhe word of Godcame unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
3 And he came into all the country about Jordanpreaching thebaptism of repentance for the remission of sins
4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias theprophetsayingThe voice of one crying in the wildernessPrepare ye the way of the Lordmake his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filledand every mountain and hillshall be brought lowand the crooked shall be made straightand the rough ways shall be made smooth
6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptizedof himO generation of viperswho hath warned you to fleefrom the wrath to come
8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentanceand beginnot to say within yourselvesWe have Abraham to our father for I say unto youThat God is able of these stones to raiseup children unto Abraham.
9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the treeseverytree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewndownand cast into the fire.
10 And the people asked himsayingWhat shall we do then
11 He answereth and saith unto themHe that hath two coatslethim impart to him that hath noneand he that hath meatlethim do likewise.
12 Then came also publicans to be baptizedand said unto himMasterwhat shall we do
13 And he said unto themExact no more than that which isappointed you.
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of himsayingAnd whatshall we doAnd he said unto themDo violence to no man neither accuse any falselyand be content with your wages.
15 And as the people were in expectationand all men mused intheir hearts of Johnwhether he were the Christor not
16 John answeredsaying unto them allI indeed baptize you withwaterbut one mightier than I comeththe latchet of whoseshoes I am not worthy to unloosehe shall baptize you withthe Holy Ghost and with fire
17 Whose fan is in his handand he will throughly purge hisfloorand will gather the wheat into his garnerbut thechaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto thepeople.
19 But Herod the tetrarchbeing reproved by him for Herodias hisbrother Philip s wifeand for all the evils which Herod haddone
20 Added yet this above allthat he shut up John in prison.
21 Now when all the people were baptizedit came to passthatJesus also being baptizedand prayingthe heaven was opened
22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a doveupon himand a voice came from heavenwhich saidThou artmy beloved Sonin thee I am well pleased.
23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of agebeingas was supposedthe son of Josephwhich was the son ofHeli
24 Which was the son of Matthatwhich was the son of Leviwhichwas the son of Melchiwhich was the son of Jannawhich wasthe son of Joseph
25 Which was the son of Mattathiaswhich was the son of Amoswhich was the son of Naumwhich was the son of Esliwhichwas the son of Nagge
26 Which was the son of Maathwhich was the son of Mattathiaswhich was the son of Semeiwhich was the son of Josephwhichwas the son of Juda
27 Which was the son of Joannawhich was the son of Rhesawhichwas the son of Zorobabelwhich was the son of Salathielwhich was the son of Neri
28 Which was the son of Melchiwhich was the son of Addiwhichwas the son of Cosamwhich was the son of Elmodamwhich wasthe son of Er
29 Which was the son of Josewhich was the son of Eliezerwhichwas the son of Jorimwhich was the son of Matthatwhich wasthe son of Levi
30 Which was the son of Simeonwhich was the son of Judawhichwas the son of Josephwhich was the son of Jonanwhich wasthe son of Eliakim
31 Which was the son of Meleawhich was the son of Menanwhichwas the son of Mattathawhich was the son of Nathanwhichwas the son of David
32 Which was the son of Jessewhich was the son of Obedwhichwas the son of Boozwhich was the son of Salmonwhich wasthe son of Naasson
33 Which was the son of Aminadabwhich was the son of Aramwhich was the son of Esromwhich was the son of Phareswhichwas the son of Juda
34 Which was the son of Jacobwhich was the son of Isaacwhichwas the son of Abrahamwhich was the son of Tharawhich wasthe son of Nachor
35 Which was the son of Saruchwhich was the son of Ragauwhichwas the son of Phalecwhich was the son of Heberwhich wasthe son of Sala
36 Which was the son of Cainanwhich was the son of Arphaxadwhich was the son of Semwhich was the son of Noewhich wasthe son of Lamech
37 Which was the son of Mathusalawhich was the son of Enochwhich was the son of Jaredwhich was the son of Maleleelwhich was the son of Cainan
38 Which was the son of Enoswhich was the son of Sethwhichwas the son of Adamwhich was the son of God.