This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, teaching only in the baptism of John.
And he said unto them, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism.
And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim because there was much water there, and they came and were baptized.
And all the people that heard him and the publicans justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
Then the publicans also came to be baptized and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who taught you to flee from the wrath to come?
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea and those of Jerusalem and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who taught you to flee from the wrath to come?
Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass that, Jesus also being baptized and praying, the heaven was opened,