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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1John preaches: his office, life, and baptism.
7He reprehends the Pharisees,
13and baptizes Christ in Jordan.
 
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Chapter 3

Verse 1
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,


those
Luke 3:1,2
John
11:11; 14:2-14; 16:14; 17:12,13; 21:25-27,32; Mark 1:4,15; 6:16-29; Luke 1:13-17,76; 3:2-20; John 1:6-8,15-36; 3:27-36; Acts 1:22; 13:24,25; Acts 19:3,4
preaching
Isaiah 40:3-6; Mark 1:7; Luke 1:17
the wilderness
11:7; Joshua 14:10; 15:61,62; Luke 7:24

Verse 2
And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Repent
4:17; 11:20; 12:41; 21:29-32; 1 Kings 8:47; Job 42:6; Ezekiel 18:30-32; Ezekiel 33:11; Mark 1:4,15; 6:12; Luke 13:3,5; 15:7,10; 16:30; 24:47; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 11:18; 17:30; 20:21; 26:20; 2 Corinthians 7:10; 2 Timothy 2:25; Hebrews 6:1; 2 Peter 3:9; Revelation 2:5,21
for
5:3,10,19,20; 6:10,33; 10:7; 11:11,12; 13:11,24,31,33,44,45,47; 13:52; 18:1-4,23; 20:1; 22:2; 23:13; 25:1,14; Daniel 2:44; Luke 6:20; 9:2; Luke 10:9-11; John 3:3-5; Colossians 1:13

Verse 3
For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
by
Isaiah 40:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:3-6; John 1:23
Prepare
Isaiah 57:14,15; Malachi 3:1; Luke 1:17,76

Verse 4
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
his raiment
11:8; 2 Kings 1:8; Zechariah 13:4; Malachi 4:5; Mark 1:6; Luke 1:17; Revelation 11:3
and his
11:18; Leviticus 11:22
wild
Deuteronomy 32:13; 1 Samuel 14:25-27

Verse 5
Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
4:25; 11:7-12; Mark 1:5; Luke 3:7; 16:16; John 3:23; 5:35

Verse 6
And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
were
11,13-16; Ezekiel 36:25; Mark 1:8,9; Luke 3:16; John 1:25-28,31-33; 3:23-25; Acts 1:5; 2:38-41; 10:36-38; 11:16; 19:4,5,18; 1 Corinthians 10:2; Colossians 2:12; Titus 3:5,6; Hebrews 6:2; 9:10; *Gr:; 1 Peter 3:21
confessing
Leviticus 16:21; 26:40; Numbers 5:7; Joshua 7:19; Job 33:27,28; Psalms 32:5; Proverbs 28:13; Daniel 9:4; Mark 1:5; Luke 15:18-21; Acts 2:38; 19:18; 22:16; James 5:16; 1 John 1:9

Verse 7
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
the Pharisees
5:20; 12:24; 15:12; 16:6,11,12; 22:15,23,34; 23:13-28; Mark 7:3-5; 8:15; 12:13,18; Luke 7:30; 11:39-44; 16:14; 18:11; John 1:24; John 7:45-49; 9:40; Acts 4:1,2; 5:17; 15:5; 23:6-9; 26:5
O generation
12:34; 23:33; Genesis 3:15; Psalms 58:3-6; Isaiah 57:3,4; 59:5; Luke 3:7-9; John 8:44; 1 John 3:10; Revelation 12:9,10
who
Jeremiah 6:10; 51:6; Ezekiel 3:18-21; 33:3-7; Acts 20:31; Romans 1:18; Hebrews 11:7
flee
Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:9,10; Hebrews 6:18; Revelation 6:16,17

Verse 8
Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
forth
21:28-30,32; Isaiah 1:16,17; Luke 3:8,10-14; Acts 26:20; Romans 2:4-7; 2 Corinthians 7:10,11; 2 Peter 1:4-8
fruits
Galatians 5:22,23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11
meet, etc
or, answerable to amendment of life.
Jeremiah 7:3-7; 26:13; 36:3

Verse 9
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
think
Mark 7:21; Luke 3:8; 5:22; 7:39; 12:17
We
Ezekiel 33:24; Luke 16:24; John 8:33,39,40,53; Acts 13:26; Romans 4:1,11-16; Romans 9:7,8; Galatians 4:22-31
God
8:11,12; Luke 19:40; Acts 15:14; Romans 4:17; 1 Corinthians 1:27,28; Galatians 3:27-29; Ephesians 2:12,13

Verse 10
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
now
Malachi 3:1-3; 4:1; Hebrews 3:1-3; 10:28-31; 12:25
the axe
Luke 3:9; 23:31
therefore
Psalms 1:3; 92:13,14; Isaiah 61:3; Jeremiah 17:8; John 15:2
is hewn
7:19; 21:19; Psalms 80:15,16; Isaiah 5:2-7; 27:11; Ezekiel 15:2-7; Luke 13:6-9; John 15:6; Hebrews 6:8; 1 Peter 4:17,18

Verse 11
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
baptize
6; Mark 1:4,8; Luke 3:3,16; John 1:26,33; Acts 1:5; 11:16; 13:24; 19:4
but
Luke 1:17; John 1:15,26,27,30,34; 3:23-36
whose
Mark 1:7; Luke 7:6,7; Acts 13:25; Ephesians 3:8; 1 Peter 5:5
he shall
Isaiah 4:4; 44:3; 59:20,21; Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:2-4; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33; Acts 1:5; 2:2-4; 11:15,16; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27,28

Verse 12
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
fan
Isaiah 30:24; 41:16; Jeremiah 4:11; 15:7; 51:2; Luke 3:17
he will throughly
13:41,49,50; Malachi 3:2,3; 4:1; John 15:2
and gather
13:30,43; Amos 9:9
but
Job 21:18; Psalms 1:4; 35:5; Isaiah 5:24; 17:13; Hosea 13:3; Malachi 4:1; Luke 3:17
with
Isaiah 1:31; 66:24; Jeremiah 7:20; 17:27; Ezekiel 20:47,48; Mark 9:43-48

Verse 13
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
2:22; Mark 1:9; Luke 3:21

Verse 14
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
John
Luke 1:43; John 13:6-8
I have
John 1:16; 3:3-7; Acts 1:5-8; Romans 3:23,25; Galatians 3:22,27-29; 4:6; Ephesians 2:3-5; Revelation 7:9-17

Verse 15
And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
Suffer
John 13:7-9
for
Psalms 40:7,8; Isaiah 42:21; Luke 1:6; John 4:34; 8:29; 13:15; 15:10; Philippians 2:7,8; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:21-24; 1 John 2:6

Verse 16
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
Jesus
Mark 1:10
lo
Ezekiel 1:1; Luke 3:21; Acts 7:56
and he
Isaiah 11:2; 42:1; 59:21; 61:1; Luke 3:22; John 1:31-34; 3:34; Colossians 1:18,19

Verse 17
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
lo
John 5:37; 12:28-30; Revelation 14:2
This
12:18; 17:5; Psalms 2:7; Isaiah 42:1,21; Mark 1:11; 9:7; Luke 3:22; 9:35; Ephesians 1:6; Colossians 1:13; 2 Peter 1:17


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