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 Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
Verily I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist; notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.
and said unto his slaves, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.
And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.
But I say unto you, That Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatever they pleased. Likewise the Son of man shall also suffer of them.
The baptism of John, where was it from? from heaven or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven, he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
John baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.
But when Herod heard of it, he said, This is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came upon John the son of Zachariah in the wilderness.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing except it is given him from the heaven.
beginning from the baptism of John unto that same day that he was received on high from among us, that one must be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
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.
The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
and preached, saying, There comes one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the rebellious to the prudence of the just, to make ready a prepared people for the Lord.
And he shall turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.