And I knew him not; but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the rebellious to the prudence of the just, to make ready a prepared people for the Lord.
The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me; and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, and the angel of the covenant, whom ye desire: behold, he comes, said the LORD of the hosts.
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness be born, and in his wings he shall bring saving health; and ye shall go forth and jump like calves of the herd.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.
And thou, child, shalt be called prophet of the Most High, for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways,
And when they had completed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee to their own city Nazareth.
And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
And I knew him not; but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding on him, the same is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.