CHAPTER 3 F. His Inauguration
1 Now in the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius aCaesar, while bPontius Pilate was cgovernor of Judea, and dHerod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene,
8 Produce then fruits aworthy of your repentance, and do not begin to say within yourselves, We have bAbraham as our father; for I tell you that God is able out of these stones to 1raise up children to Abraham.
10 And the crowds asked him, saying, aWhat then shall we do?
12 And atax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, Teacher, what shall we do?
13 And he said to them, aExact nothing more than what you have been ordered to.
14 And some serving in the military also questioned him, saying, And we, what shall we do? And he said to them, Extort nothing from anyone by force, nor 1take anything by false accusation, and be content with your wages.
15 Now while the people were in 1expectation and all were reasoning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might possibly be the Christ,
16 John answered and said to all, I 1baptize you in awater, but He who is stronger than I is coming, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He Himself will baptize you in the bHoly Spirit and fire,
19 But Herod the tetrarch, because he was reproved by him concerning aHerodias, his brother's wife, and concerning all the evil things which Herod did,
20 Added this also above all: he shut John up in aprison.