Thematic Bible

Matthew 3:1 (show verse)

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,

Matthew 3:2 (show verse)

And saying, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 3:3 (show verse)

For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, {} The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Matthew 3:4 (show verse)

And the same John had his clothing of camel's hair, and a leather belt about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Matthew 3:5 (show verse)

Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan,

Matthew 3:6 (show verse)

And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

Matthew 3:7 (show verse)

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matthew 3:8 (show verse)

Bring forth therefore fruits befitting for repentance:

Matthew 3:9 (show verse)

And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Matthew 3:10 (show verse)

And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Matthew 3:11 (show verse)

I indeed baptize you with 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 with the Holy Spirit, and with fire:

Matthew 3:12 (show verse)

Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the barn; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Matthew 3:13 (show verse)

Then came Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized by him.

Matthew 3:14 (show verse)

But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized by you, and come you to me?

Matthew 3:15 (show verse)

And Jesus answering said unto him, Permit it to be so now: for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he permitted him.

Matthew 3:16 (show verse)

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up immediately out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

Matthew 3:17 (show verse)

And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.