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 Luke 3:1 - 18
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   Book of Luke
   Chapter 3  - Click for Chapter Audio
3:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius R145 Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod R146 was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene,
 
3:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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in the high priesthood of Annas R147 and Caiaphas, R148 the R149 word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
 
3:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And he came into all the R150 district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins;
 
3:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, "THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, `MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT.
 
3:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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`EVERY RAVINE WILL BE FILLED, AND EVERY MOUNTAIN AND HILL WILL BE BROUGHT LOW; THE CROOKED WILL BECOME STRAIGHT, AND THE ROUGH ROADS SMOOTH;
 
3:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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AND ALL FLESH WILL SEE THE SALVATION OF GOD.' "
 
3:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, "You R155 brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
 
3:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, and do R156 not begin to say to F71 yourselves, `We R157 have Abraham for our father,' for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
 
3:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Indeed the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; so every R158 tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."
 
3:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And the crowds were questioning him, saying, "Then R159 what shall we do?"
 
3:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And he would answer and say to them, "The man who has two tunics is to share R160 with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise."
 
3:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And some tax R161 collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"
 
3:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And he said to them, "Collect F72 no more than what you have been ordered to."
 
3:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, "And what about us, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse R162 anyone falsely, and be R163 content with your wages."
 
3:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering F73 in their hearts about John, as R164 to whether he was the F74 Christ,
 
3:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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John R165 answered and said to them all, "As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with F75 the Holy Spirit and fire.
 
3:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"His winnowing R166 fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable R167 fire."
 
3:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So with many other exhortations he preached the gospel to the people.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F69 Or leveled
F70 Or mankind
F71 Or in
F72 Or Exact
F73 Or reasoning or debating
F74 I.e. the Messiah
F75 The Gr here can be translated in, with or by

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R145 Matthew 27:2
R146 Matthew 14:1
R147 John 18:13,24; Acts 4:6
R148 Matthew 26:3
R149 Luke 3:3-10: {Matt 3:1-10; Mark 1:3-5}
R150 Matthew 3:5
R151 Isaiah 40:3
R152 Isaiah 40:4
R153 Isaiah 40:5
R154 Luke 2:30
R155 Matthew 12:34; 23:33
R156 Luke 5:21; 13:25,26;
R157 John 8:33
R158 Matthew 7:19; Luke 13:6-9
R159 Luke 3:12,14; Acts 2:37,38
R160 Isaiah 58:7; 1 Timothy 6:17,18; James 2:14-20
R161 Luke 7:29
R162 Exodus 20:16;
R163 Philippians 4:11
R164 John 1:19f
R165 Luke 3:16,17: {Matt 3:11,12; Mark 1:7,8}
R166 Isaiah 30:24
R167 Mark 9:43,48

 
 

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