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the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire.



then I remember'd that expression of the Lord, "John baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the holy spirit."

At that time appeared John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, "Repent ye: for the kingdom of the Messiah draws nigh." for it is of John the prophet Esaias spoke, when he said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths clear." read more.
now John wore a coat made of camels hair, with a leathern girdle about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild hony. Then the inhabitants of Jerusalem, of all Judea, and the whole country about Jordan, came to him: and having confess'd their sins, they were baptized by him in Jordan. but when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadduces come to his baptism, he said to them, "Ye brood of vipers, who has warned you to fly from the wrath to come? Let your actions then show your repentance: and don't pretend to say within your selves, We have Abraham for our father: for I tell you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham: the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water to lead you to repentance; but he that cometh after me, is my superiour, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost, in the appearance of fire:

among other things he said, there comes one after me, who is superiour to me, I am not worthy to stoop down and untie his shoes. I indeed have baptized you with water, but he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost.

he address'd himself to them all, saying, I indeed baptize you with water; but there is one coming, who is superiour to me, whose shoes I am unworthy to untie: he shall baptize you with the holy spirit, under the appearance of fire.

John answered them, I baptize with water: but there is one among you, whom ye know not; he it is who coming after me, is preferred before me, the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to unloose. these things were transacted at Bethabara, near Jordan, where John used to baptize. read more.
The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "behold the lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world." this is he of whom I said, after me cometh a man, who was before me: for he did indeed exist before me. I knew him not: but therefore am I come baptizing with water, that he might be manifest to Israel. and John testified, saying, I saw the spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. I had not known him: but he that sent me to baptize with water, had told me, "upon whom thou shalt see the spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizeth with the holy spirit." this I saw, and testify'd, that he is the son of God.

upon which Paul said, John indeed administer'd the baptism of repentance, but with this admonition, that they should believe in him, who was to come after, that is, in Jesus the Messias.


and baptized, while John was likewise baptizing in Enon, near Salim, it being a place abounding with water: so that people came to be baptized there.

before his appearance, John had preach'd the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

upon which Paul said, John indeed administer'd the baptism of repentance, but with this admonition, that they should believe in him, who was to come after, that is, in Jesus the Messias.

Then the inhabitants of Jerusalem, of all Judea, and the whole country about Jordan, came to him: and having confess'd their sins, they were baptized by him in Jordan. but when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadduces come to his baptism, he said to them, "Ye brood of vipers, who has warned you to fly from the wrath to come? read more.
Let your actions then show your repentance: and don't pretend to say within your selves, We have Abraham for our father: for I tell you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham: the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water to lead you to repentance; but he that cometh after me, is my superiour, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost, in the appearance of fire: and with the fan in his hand, he will throughly cleanse his floor, and gather the wheat into his grainery, but the chaff will he burn with unquenchable fire."


I am the genuine vine, and my father is the vintager. every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he takes away: as for the branch that bears fruit, he prunes it clean, to make it more fruitful. you are already clean by the instructions I have given you. read more.
be attach'd to me, and I shall be so to you. as the branch cannot bear fruit of it self, except it be attach'd to the vine: so neither can you, except you continue attach'd to me. I am the vine, you are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for independent of me ye can do nothing. if a man abide not in me, he is cast away as withered branches that are gather'd up to be thrown into the fire, where they are burned.

the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire.

every tree that doth not yield good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire.

Thereupon his disciples drawing nigh, said, did you observe, how the Pharisees were scandalized at your discourse? but he answered, every plantation which my heavenly father hath not planted shall be rooted up.

the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then, which does not produce good fruit, shall be hewn down, and cast into the fire.


but having reproved Herod the tetrarch upon account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, and for all the mischiefs that Herod had done;

and saying, "Repent ye: for the kingdom of the Messiah draws nigh." for it is of John the prophet Esaias spoke, when he said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths clear." now John wore a coat made of camels hair, with a leathern girdle about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild hony. read more.
Then the inhabitants of Jerusalem, of all Judea, and the whole country about Jordan, came to him: and having confess'd their sins, they were baptized by him in Jordan. but when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadduces come to his baptism, he said to them, "Ye brood of vipers, who has warned you to fly from the wrath to come? Let your actions then show your repentance: and don't pretend to say within your selves, We have Abraham for our father: for I tell you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham: the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water to lead you to repentance; but he that cometh after me, is my superiour, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost, in the appearance of fire: and with the fan in his hand, he will throughly cleanse his floor, and gather the wheat into his grainery, but the chaff will he burn with unquenchable fire."

upon which John told him, "it is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." which Herodias resented, and form'd a design against his life, but could not execute it; because Herod had a respect for John, knowing him to be a very honest good man, and therefore protected him; having reform'd many things upon his remonstrances, which he us'd to receive very graciously. read more.
however, a favourable opportunity happen'd for her, upon Herod's making an entertainment the birth-night, for all the great officers of the court, and army, and persons of the first distinction in Galilee. for Herodias made her appearance there, and danc'd with such an engaging air in the eye of Herod, as well as of all the company, that the king thus addrest himself to the young lady, "ask of me whatever you please, and it shall be granted." nay, he ratified his promise with an oath, "I will give you whatever you require, said he, tho' it be even the half of my kingdom." then she withdrew, and said to her mother, what shall I ask? the head of John the Baptist, said she. upon which she instantly fled to the king, and said, I desire to have John the Baptist's head brought hither immediately in a charger. at this the king was exceedingly concern'd; however, in regard to his oath, and to those who were at table with him, he would not refuse her; but immediately dispatch'd the proper officer with orders to bring the head of John the Baptist. accordingly he went, and beheaded him in the prison, and bringing the head in a charger, he presented it to the young lady, who gave it to her mother:

he said therefore to the people that crowded to be baptized by him, ye brood of vipers, who has prompted you to flee from approaching wrath? let your actions therefore show your repentance, and don't pretend to say within yourselves, "we have Abraham for our father:" for I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham. the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then, which does not produce good fruit, shall be hewn down, and cast into the fire.



the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire.


they are a disgrace to your love-feasts, they indulge themselves at your festivals without reserve: clouds without water, transported with every wind: trees whose fruit soon withers and is useless, twice dead and rooted up:



the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water to lead you to repentance; but he that cometh after me, is my superiour, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost, in the appearance of fire: and with the fan in his hand, he will throughly cleanse his floor, and gather the wheat into his grainery, but the chaff will he burn with unquenchable fire."

Another parable he propos'd to them in these words. the state of the gospel in this world may be compar'd to a man who sowed good grain in his field: but while the people slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. but when the blade was sprung up, and bore grain, the tares appeared too. read more.
so the servants of the yeoman came and said, Sir, did not you sow your field with good grain: how comes it then to have tares? 'tis some enemy, said he, has done this. the servants replied, shall we go then and pull them up? no, said he, lest in pulling up the tares, you should root up the wheat with them. let both grow together till the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will thus direct the reapers, first of all gather the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: then lodge the wheat in my barn. He propos'd another parable to them, which was this; the gospel-state is like a grain of mustard-seed which a man took to sow in his field. 'tis one indeed of the smallest grains: but when it is grown, it is the largest of the pulse kind, and becomes a tree: so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches. Another of his parables was this; the gospel-state is like unto leaven, which a woman took and mixt with three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things spake Jesus to the multitude in parables, and did not discourse to them without some parable. so that this saying of the prophet was fulfilled, "I will talk in parables, I will utter what has been kept secret from the foundation of the world." Then Jesus leaving the multitude, went into the house: and his disciples coming to him, said, explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. he answered them, he that soweth the good seed, is the son of man: the field is the world: the good seed are the children of the kingdom: but the tares are the children of the wicked one: the enemy that sowed them is the devil: the harvest is the conclusion of the age: and the reapers are the angels. as then the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire; so shall it be at the conclusion of the age. the son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all that make others offend, and those who do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. then shall the just shine out like the sun, in the kingdom of their father. he that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

As the people were in suspence, every man imagining in his own mind that John might be the Messiah; he address'd himself to them all, saying, I indeed baptize you with water; but there is one coming, who is superiour to me, whose shoes I am unworthy to untie: he shall baptize you with the holy spirit, under the appearance of fire. and with the fan in his hand he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and will lay up the wheat in his grainery: but the chaff he will burn with inextinguishable fire.

and a sharp sickle in his hand. and another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, "thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the reaping time is come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe." so he that sat on the cloud, stretch'd out his sickle to the earth; and the earth was reaped. Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, read more.
he also having a sharp sickle. and another angel came out from the altar, who presided over the fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, "stretch out thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are full ripe." so the angel stretch'd out his sickle to the earth, and gathered the vintage of the earth, and cast it into the great wine-press of the divine vengeance. and the grapes were press'd without the City, and blood came out of the wine-press, even to the horse-bridles: for the space of sixteen hundred furlongs.



then I remember'd that expression of the Lord, "John baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the holy spirit."

At that time appeared John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, "Repent ye: for the kingdom of the Messiah draws nigh." for it is of John the prophet Esaias spoke, when he said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths clear." read more.
now John wore a coat made of camels hair, with a leathern girdle about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild hony. Then the inhabitants of Jerusalem, of all Judea, and the whole country about Jordan, came to him: and having confess'd their sins, they were baptized by him in Jordan. but when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadduces come to his baptism, he said to them, "Ye brood of vipers, who has warned you to fly from the wrath to come? Let your actions then show your repentance: and don't pretend to say within your selves, We have Abraham for our father: for I tell you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham: the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water to lead you to repentance; but he that cometh after me, is my superiour, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost, in the appearance of fire:

among other things he said, there comes one after me, who is superiour to me, I am not worthy to stoop down and untie his shoes. I indeed have baptized you with water, but he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost.

he address'd himself to them all, saying, I indeed baptize you with water; but there is one coming, who is superiour to me, whose shoes I am unworthy to untie: he shall baptize you with the holy spirit, under the appearance of fire.

John answered them, I baptize with water: but there is one among you, whom ye know not; he it is who coming after me, is preferred before me, the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to unloose. these things were transacted at Bethabara, near Jordan, where John used to baptize. read more.
The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "behold the lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world." this is he of whom I said, after me cometh a man, who was before me: for he did indeed exist before me. I knew him not: but therefore am I come baptizing with water, that he might be manifest to Israel. and John testified, saying, I saw the spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. I had not known him: but he that sent me to baptize with water, had told me, "upon whom thou shalt see the spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizeth with the holy spirit." this I saw, and testify'd, that he is the son of God.

upon which Paul said, John indeed administer'd the baptism of repentance, but with this admonition, that they should believe in him, who was to come after, that is, in Jesus the Messias.


but when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadduces come to his baptism, he said to them, "Ye brood of vipers, who has warned you to fly from the wrath to come? Let your actions then show your repentance: and don't pretend to say within your selves, We have Abraham for our father: for I tell you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham: read more.
the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire.


At that time appeared John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, "Repent ye: for the kingdom of the Messiah draws nigh." for it is of John the prophet Esaias spoke, when he said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths clear." read more.
now John wore a coat made of camels hair, with a leathern girdle about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild hony. Then the inhabitants of Jerusalem, of all Judea, and the whole country about Jordan, came to him: and having confess'd their sins, they were baptized by him in Jordan. but when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadduces come to his baptism, he said to them, "Ye brood of vipers, who has warned you to fly from the wrath to come? Let your actions then show your repentance: and don't pretend to say within your selves, We have Abraham for our father: for I tell you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham: the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water to lead you to repentance; but he that cometh after me, is my superiour, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost, in the appearance of fire:

upon which Paul said, John indeed administer'd the baptism of repentance, but with this admonition, that they should believe in him, who was to come after, that is, in Jesus the Messias.

under the pontificate of Annas and Caiaphas, JOHN, the son of Zacharias, received his divine commission in the wilderness. in pursuance of which, he went into all the country about Jordan, exhorting all to repent and be baptized, in order to obtain the remission of their sins.


he said therefore to the people that crowded to be baptized by him, ye brood of vipers, who has prompted you to flee from approaching wrath? let your actions therefore show your repentance, and don't pretend to say within yourselves, "we have Abraham for our father:" for I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham. the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then, which does not produce good fruit, shall be hewn down, and cast into the fire.

but when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadduces come to his baptism, he said to them, "Ye brood of vipers, who has warned you to fly from the wrath to come? Let your actions then show your repentance: and don't pretend to say within your selves, We have Abraham for our father: for I tell you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham: read more.
the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water to lead you to repentance; but he that cometh after me, is my superiour, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost, in the appearance of fire: and with the fan in his hand, he will throughly cleanse his floor, and gather the wheat into his grainery, but the chaff will he burn with unquenchable fire."



the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire.



the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire.



the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire.