“John the Baptist”

Matthew 3:1-6


3 Now in those days John the Baptist *came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said,

The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make ready the way of the Lord,
Make His paths straight!’”

Now John himself had a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the district around the Jordan;

and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.