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, knowing only the baptism of John.
And he said unto them, Unto what then were you baptized? And they said, Unto 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 tax collectors, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
Then came also tax collectors to be baptized, and said unto him, Teacher, 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 has warned 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 Judea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that when Jesus also was baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,