Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
and he said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist, he has risen from the dead; that is why these powers are at work in him."
And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
But I tell you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. So also the Son of Man is about to suffer at their hands."
The baptism of Johnwhere was it from? From heaven or from men?" And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say to us, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
John came baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
But when Herod heard, he said, "This is John, whom I beheaded; he has been raised from the dead!"
But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
John answered, "A man can receive only what is given to him from heaven.
beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from usone of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection."
Before his coming John had preached a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
And he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism."
And he preached, saying, "After me comes One who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
And he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
And he will turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.