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 Matthew 3:1 - 4:25
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   Book of Matthew
   Chapter 3  - Click for Chapter Audio
3:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now in R46 those days John R47 the Baptist came, F36 preaching F37 in the wilderness R48 of Judea, saying,
 
3:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Repent, R49 for the R50 kingdom of heaven is F38 at hand."
 
3:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For this is the one R51 referred to by F39 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!' "
 
3:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now John himself had a R54 F41 garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts R55 and wild honey.
 
3:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jerusalem was R56 going out to him, and all Judea and all the R57 district around the Jordan;
 
3:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and they were being baptized R58 by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.
 
3:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But when he saw many of the Pharisees R59 and Sadducees R60 coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood R61 of vipers, who warned you to flee from the R62 wrath to come?
 
3:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Therefore R63 bear fruit in R64 keeping with repentance;
 
3:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, `We R65 have Abraham for our father'; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
 
3:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The axe R66 is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every R67 tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
 
3:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"As for me, I R68 baptize you with F42 water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He R69 will baptize you with F42 the Holy Spirit and fire.
 
3:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"His winnowing R70 fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather R71 His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff R72 with unquenchable R73 fire."
 
3:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then R74 Jesus arrived from R75 Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.
 
3:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"
 
3:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Jesus answering said to him, "Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to R76 fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him.
 
3:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he R77 F43 saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting F44 on Him,
 
3:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This R78 is My F45 beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."
 
   Chapter 4  - Click for Chapter Audio
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Then R79 Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to R80 be tempted by the devil.
 
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And after He had fasted R81 forty days and forty nights, He then F46 became hungry.
 
4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And the R82 tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son R83 of God, command that these stones become bread."
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But He answered and said, "It is written, `MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.' "
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the devil took Him into the R85 holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,
 
4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, `HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU'; and `ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.' "
 
4:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jesus said to him, "On F47 the other hand, it is written, `YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.' "
 
4:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Again, R88 the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;
 
4:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and he said to Him, "All R89 these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship F48 me."
 
4:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written, `YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.' "
 
4:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels R91 came and began to minister to Him.
 
4:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now when Jesus heard that John R92 had been taken into custody, He R93 withdrew into Galilee;
 
4:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and leaving Nazareth, He came and settled R94 in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.
 
4:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:
 
4:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"THE LAND OF ZEBULUN AND THE LAND OF NAPHTALI, BY THE WAY OF THE SEA, BEYOND THE JORDAN, GALILEE OF THE GENTILES--
 
4:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED."
 
4:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
From R97 that time Jesus began to preach F52 and say, "Repent, R98 for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
 
4:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now R99 as Jesus was walking by the R100 Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon R101 who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
 
4:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And He said to them, "Follow F53 Me, and I will make you fishers of men."
 
4:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
 
4:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James R102 F54 the son of Zebedee, and John F55 his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.
 
4:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
 
4:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jesus was going throughout R103 all Galilee, teaching R104 in their synagogues and proclaiming R105 the gospel F56 of the kingdom, and healing R106 every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.
 
4:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The news about Him spread throughout R107 all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, R108 epileptics, R109 F57 paralytics; R110 and He healed them.
 
4:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Large crowds followed R111 Him from Galilee and the R112 Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond R113 the Jordan.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F36 Or arrived, or appeared
F37 Or proclaiming as a herald
F38 Lit has come near
F39 Or through
F40 Or shouting
F41 Lit his garment
F42 The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
F43 Or He
F44 Lit coming upon Him
F45 Or My Son, the Beloved
F46 Lit later became; or afterward became
F47 Lit Again
F48 Lit prostrate Yourself
F49 Or fulfill religious duty to Him
F50 Or Toward the sea
F51 Lit nations, usually non-Jewish
F52 Or proclaim
F53 Lit Come here after Me
F54 Or Jacob; James is the Eng form of Jacob
F55 Gr Joannes, Heb Johanan
F56 Or good news
F57 Lit moonstruck

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R46 Matthew 3:1-12: {Mark 1:3-8; Luke 3:2-17;} John 1:6-8,19-28
R47 Matthew 11:11-14;
R48 Joshua 15:61; Judges 1:16
R49 Matthew 4:17
R50 Daniel 2:44; Matthew 4:17,23; 6:10; 10:7; Mark 1:15; Luke 10:9f; 11:20; 21:31
R51 Luke 1:17,76
R52 Isaiah 40:3
R53 John 1:23
R54 2 Kings 1:8; Zechariah 13:4; Matthew 11:8; Mark 1:6
R55 Leviticus 11:22
R56 Mark 1:5
R57 Luke 3:3
R58 Matthew 3:11,13-16; Mark 1:5; John 1:25,26; 3:23; Acts 1:5; 2:38-41; 10:37
R59 Matthew 16:1ff;
R60 Matthew 22:23; Acts 4:1; 5:17;
R61 Matthew 12:34;
R62 1 Thessalonians 1:10
R63 Luke 3:8; Ephesians 5:8,9
R64 Acts 26:20
R65 Luke 3:8; 16:24; John 8:33,39,53; Acts 13:26; Romans 4:1; 9:7,8; Galatians 3:29
R66 Luke 3:9
R67 Psalms 92:12-14; Matthew 7:19; John 15:2
R68 Mark 1:4,8; Luke 3:16; John 1:26f; Acts 1:5; 8:36,38;
R69 John 1:33; Acts 2:3,4; Titus 3:5
R70 Isaiah 30:24; 41:16; Jeremiah 15:7; 51:2; Luke 3:17
R71 Matthew 13:30
R72 Psalms 1:4
R73 Isaiah 66:24; Jeremiah 7:20; Matthew 13:41,42; Mark 9:43,48
R74 Matthew 3:13-17: {Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21,22;} John 1:31-34
R75 Matthew 2:22
R76 Psalms 40:7,8; John 4:34; 8:29
R77 Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32; Acts 7:56
R78 Psalms 2:7; Isaiah 42:1; Matthew 12:18; 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35; John 12:28
R79 Matthew 4:1-11: {Mark 1:12,13; Luke 4:1-13}
R80 Hebrews 4:15; James 1:14
R81 Exodus 34:28; 1 Kings 19:8
R82 1 Thessalonians 3:5
R83 Matthew 14:33; 26:63; Mark 3:11; 5:7; Luke 1:35; 4:41; John 1:34,49; Acts 9:20
R84 Deuteronomy 8:3
R85 Nehemiah 11:1,18; Daniel 9:24; Matthew 27:53
R86 Psalms 91:11,12
R87 Deuteronomy 6:16
R88 Matthew 16:26; 1 John 2:15-17
R89 1 Corinthians 10:20f
R90 Deuteronomy 6:13; 10:20
R91 Matthew 26:53; Luke 22:43; Hebrews 1:14
R92 Matthew 14:3; Mark 1:14; Luke 3:20; John 3:24
R93 Mark 1:14; Luke 4:14; John 1:43; 2:11
R94 Matthew 11:23; Mark 1:21; 2:1; Luke 4:23,31; John 2:12; 4:46f
R95 Isaiah 9:1
R96 Isaiah 9:2; 60:1-3; Luke 2:32
R97 Mark 1:14,15
R98 Matthew 3:2
R99 Matthew 4:18-22: {Mark 1:16-20;} Luke 5:2-11; John 1:40-42
R100 Matthew 15:29; Mark 7:31; Luke 5:1; John 6:1
R101 Matthew 10:2; 16:18; John 1:40-42
R102 Matthew 10:2; 20:20
R103 Mark 1:39; Luke 4:14,44
R104 Matthew 9:35; 13:54; Mark 1:21; 6:2; 10:1; Luke 4:15; 6:6; 13:10; John 6:59;
R105 Matthew 3:2; 9:35; 24:14; Mark 1:14; Luke 4:43; 8:1; 16:16; Acts 20:25;
R106 Matthew 8:16; 9:35; 14:14; 15:30; 19:2; 21:14; Mark 1:34; 3:10; Luke 4:40; 7:21; Acts 10:38
R107 Mark 7:26; Luke 2:2; Acts 15:23; 18:18; 20:3; 21:3; Galatians 1:21
R108 Matthew 8:16,28,33; 9:32; 12:22; 15:22; Mark 1:32; 5:15,16,18; Luke 8:36; John 10:21
R109 Matthew 17:15
R110 Matthew 8:6; 9:2,6; Mark 2:3-5,9; Luke 5:24
R111 Mark 3:7,8; Luke 6:17
R112 Mark 5:20;
R113 Matthew 4:15

 
 

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