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.
4. His Status
24 The son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,
25 The son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,
26 The son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,
28 The son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,
29 The son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
30 The son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,
32 The son of aJesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,
33 The son of Aminadab, the son of Aram, the son of Hezron, the son of Pharez, the son of Judah,
34 The son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of aTerah, the son of Nahor,
35 The son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Sala,
36 The son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of aNoah, the son of Lamech,
37 The son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Maleleel, the son of Cainan,
5. His Test
2 And He did not eat anything in those days, and when they were concluded, He became hungry.
3 And the devil said to Him, If You are the Son of God, speak to this stone that it become bread.
5 And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in a moment of time.
7 If You therefore worship before me, it shall all be Yours.
9 And he led Him into Jerusalem and set Him on the 1wing of the temple and said to Him, If You are the Son of God, cast Yourself down from here;
10 For it is written, a"To His angels He shall give charge concerning You to protect You,
11 And on their hands they shall bear You up, lest You strike Your foot against a stone.''
13 And when the devil had concluded every temptation, he went away from Him 1until an opportune time.