1 In those days John the Baptist came,
preaching in the Desert of Judea
2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom
of heaven is near.” 3 This is he who was
spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
“A voice of one calling in the desert,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.'”
4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had
a leather belt around his waist. His food was
locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him
from Jerusalem and all Judea and the
whole region of the Jordan.
6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized
by him in the Jordan River.