Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; no wine or fermented drink shall he ever drink; but he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the very hour of his birth.
And the child grew and became strong and full of wisdom, and the favour of God rested upon Him.
About this time John the Baptist made his appearance, preaching in the Desert of Judaea.
When the messengers had taken their leave, Jesus proceeded to say to the multitude concerning John, "What did you go out into the Desert to gaze at? A reed waving in the wind?
"The voice of one crying aloud: 'In the Desert prepare a road for the Lord: Make His highways straight.'"
I did not yet know Him; but that He may be openly shown to Israel is the reason why I have come baptizing in water."