John too was baptizing at Aenon, near Salim, for there was plenty of water there, and people came there and were baptized.
Then Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole Jordan valley went out to him,
John the baptizer appeared in the desert, and preached repentance and baptism in order to obtain the forgiveness of sins.
So he would say to the crowds that came out there to be baptized by him, "You brood of snakes! Who warned you to fly from the wrath that is coming?
his feet were like bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the noise of mighty waters.
And I heard a sound from heaven, like the sound of great waters, and loud peals of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing on their harps.
Then I heard what sounded like the shout of a great multitude and the noise of many waters and the sound of mighty thunders, saying, "Praise the Lord; for the Lord our God, the Almighty now reigns!