And all the people, having heard, and the tax-collectors, justified God, having been immersed with the immersion of John.
And there came also tax-collectors to be immersed, and they said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"
Then were going forth to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the country round about the Jordan,
Which of the two did the will of the father?" They say, "The last." Jesus saith to them, "Verily I say to you that the tax-collectors and the harlots are going into the Kingdom of God before you.
The same had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and, being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the immersion of John.
And he said, "Into what, then, were ye immersed?" And they said, "Into John's immersion."
May it not be! But let God be true, and every man a liar; as it has been written, "That Thou mayest be justified in Thy words; and mayest overcome, when Thou judgest."
for, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God;
And they sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous are Thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are Thy ways, Thou King of the ages.