and he came into all the country about the Jordan, proclaiming an immersion of repentance into remission of sins:
Then, were going forth unto him - Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the country round about the Jordan:
I, indeed, am immersing you, in water, unto repentance, - but, he who, after me, cometh is, mightier than I, whose, sandals, I am not worthy to bear, he, will immerse you, in Holy Spirit and fire:
John the Immerser came, in the wilderness, proclaiming an immersion of repentance for remission of sins;
And, I, knew him not, but, that he might be manifested unto Israel, therefore, came, I, in water, immersing.
And they came unto John, and said unto him - Rabbi! he who was with thee beyond the Jordan, unto whom, thou, hast borne witness, see! the same, is immersing; and, all, are coming unto him.
John, beforehand proclaiming, before the face of his coming in, an immersion of repentance, unto all the people of Israel.
Then said Paul - John, immersed with an immersion of repentance, unto the people, saying, that, on him who was coming after him, they should believe, - that is, on Jesus.