The Gospel According to St Luke

Chapter 3

John the Baptist preaches and baptizes—Jesus is baptized, and God acclaims Him as His Son—Jesus’ genealogy back to Adam is given.

 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judæa, and aHerod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituræa and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,

 aAnnas and Caiaphas being the bhigh priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the abaptism of repentance for the bremission of sins;

 aAs it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The bvoice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

 Every avalley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

 And all flesh shall see the asalvation of God.

 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O ageneration of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

 Bring forth therefore afruits bworthy of crepentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, dWe have eAbraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

 And now also the aaxe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good bfruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

 10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

 11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two acoats, let him bimpart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

 12 Then came also apublicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

 13 aAnd he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

 14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any afalsely; and be bcontent with your cwages.

 15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men amused in their hearts of bJohn, whether he were the Christ, or not;

 16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall abaptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

 17 Whose afan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his bgarner; but the cchaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

 18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.

 19 But aHerod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,

 20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.

 21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being abaptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

 22 And the aHoly Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a bdove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

 23 And aJesus himself began to be about bthirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of cJoseph, which was the son of Heli,

 24 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,

 25 Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,

 26 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,

 27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,

 28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,

 29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,

 30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,

 31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,

 32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,

 33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of aPhares, which was the son of bJuda,

 34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of aAbraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,

 35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,

 36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of aSem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,

 37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,

 38 Which was the ason of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of bAdam, cwhich was the dson of God.