John the Baptist preaches in Judæa—Jesus is baptized, and the Father acclaims Him as His Beloved Son.
1 In those days came aJohn the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judæa,
5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judæa, and all the region round about Jordan,
6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, aconfessing their sins.
9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham ato our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
11 aI indeed bbaptize you with water unto crepentance: but dhe that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not eworthy to bear: he shall fbaptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with gfire:
13 ¶ Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be abaptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?