John baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.
giving knowledge of saving health unto his people for the remission of their sins
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea
and were baptized of him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance, but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire,
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came upon John the son of Zachariah in the wilderness.
And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim because there was much water there, and they came and were baptized.
that word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached,
John, having first proclaimed before his coming, the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
And he said unto them, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism.