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Matthew

3:1 It was in those days that John the Immerser came along, proclaiming in the Judean wilderness,

εν
G1722
in
δε
G1161
yet
ταις
G3588
[to]-the
ἡμεραις
G2250
[to]-days
εκειναις
G1565
[to]-those
παραγινεται
G3854
comes-beside
ιωαννης
G2491
John

G3588
the
βαπτιστης
G910
immerser
κηρυσσων
G2784
announcing
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ερημω
G2048
[to]-waste
της
G3588
[of]-the
ιουδαιας
G2449
[of]-Judea

3:2 “Change your minds, for the kingdom of the heavens has arrived!”

και
G2532
and
λεγων
G3004
saying
μετανοειτε
G3340
change-your-minds!
ηγγικεν
G1448
has-approached
γαρ
G1063
because

G3588
the
βασιλεια
G932
kingdom
των
G3588
[of]-the
ουρανων
G3772
[of]-skies

3:3 He was the one mentioned by the prophet Isaiah: “A voice calls out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the road for the Master! Straighten his paths!’ ”

οὑτος
G3778
same
γαρ
G1063
because
εστιν
G2076
is

G3588
the
ῥηθεις
G4483
being-declared
δια
G1223
through
ησαϊου
G2268
[of]-Isaiah
του
G3588
[of]-the
προφητου
G4396
[of]-prophet
λεγοντος
G3004
[of]-saying
φωνη
G5456
sound
βοωντος
G994
[of]-one-imploring
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ερημω
G2048
[to]-waste
ἑτοιμασατε
G2090
yous-prepare!
την
G3588
the
ὁδον
G3598
way
κυριου
G2962
[of]-master
ευθειας
G2117
straight
ποιειτε
G4160
yous-do!
τας
G3588
those
τριβους
G5147
paths
αυτου
G846
[of]-self

3:4 John dressed himself with cloth made from camel hair, his belt was made of leather, and he lived on locusts and wild honey.

αυτος
G846
him/her/it-self
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
ιωαννης
G2491
John
ειχεν
G2192
had
το
G3588
the
ενδυμα
G1742
apparel
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
απο
G575
from
τριχων
G2359
[of]-hair
καμηλου
G2574
[of]-camel
και
G2532
and
ζωνην
G2223
belt
δερματινην
G1193
skin
περι
G4012
about
την
G3588
the
οσφυν
G3751
pelvis
αυτου
G846
[of]-self

G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
τροφη
G5160
food
ην
G2258
was
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
ακριδες
G200
locusts
και
G2532
and
μελι
G3192
honey
αγριον
G66
wild

3:5 Then everyone from Jerusalem, Judea, and the area around the Jordan went out to him.

τοτε
G5119
then
εξεπορευετο
G1607
went-out
προς
G4314
toward
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
ἱεροσολυμα
G2414
Jerusalem
και
G2532
and
πασα
G3956
all

G3588
the
ιουδαια
G2449
Judea
και
G2532
and
πασα
G3956
all

G3588
the
περιχωρος
G4066
surrounding-area
του
G3588
[of]-the
ιορδανου
G2446
[of]-Jordan

3:6 They were immersed by him in the Jordan River as they admitted their faults.

και
G2532
and
εβαπτιζοντο
G907
they-were-immersed
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
ιορδανη
G2446
[to]-Jordan
ποταμω
G4215
[to]-river
ὑπ᾽
G5259
under
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
εξομολογουμενοι
G1843
acknowledging
τας
G3588
those
ἁμαρτιας
G266
failure
αυτων
G846
[of]-them

3:7 But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was immersing, he said to them, “You den of poisonous snakes! Who advised you to run away from impending doom?

ιδων
G1492
seeing
δε
G1161
yet
πολλους
G4183
many
των
G3588
[of]-the
φαρισαιων
G5330
[of]-Pharisees
και
G2532
and
σαδδουκαιων
G4523
[of]-Sadducees
ερχομενους
G2064
coming
επι
G1909
on
το
G3588
the
βαπτισμα
G908
immersion
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
ειπεν
G2036
said
αυτοις
G846
[to]-them
γεννηματα
G1081
(oh)-crops
εχιδνων
G2191
[of]-poisonous-snakes
τις
G5101
who
ὑπεδειξεν
G5263
displayed
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
φυγειν
G5343
to-run-away
απο
G575
from
της
G3588
[of]-the
μελλουσης
G5723
[of]-intending
οργης
G3709
[of]-anger

3:8 Prove that you’ve changed your minds.

ποιησατε
G4160
yous-do!
ουν
G3767
then
καρπον
G2590
produce
αξιον
G514
worthy
της
G3588
[of]-the
μετανοιας
G3341
[of]-reversal

3:9 And don’t think to yourselves, ‘Our father is Abraham!’ For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham out of these stones!

και
G2532
and
μη
G3361
not
δοξητε
G1380
yous-may-suppose
λεγειν
G3004
to-say
εν
G1722
in
ἑαυτοις
G1438
[to]-themselves
πατερα
G3962
father
εχομεν
G2192
we-have
τον
G3588
the
αβρααμ
G11
Abraham
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
γαρ
G1063
because
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
ὁτι
G3754
since
δυναται
G1410
is-able

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
εκ
G1537
out
των
G3588
[of]-the
λιθων
G3037
[of]-stones
τουτων
G5130
[of]-these
εγειραι
G1453
to-wake-up
τεκνα
G5043
children
τω
G3588
[to]-the
αβρααμ
G11
Abraham

3:10 “The ax is already poised to strike the root of the tree, and any tree not producing good fruit is to be chopped down and thrown into the fire.

ηδη
G2235
already
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
αξινη
G513
ax
προς
G4314
toward
την
G3588
the
ῥιζαν
G4491
root
των
G3588
[of]-the
δενδρων
G1186
[of]-trees
κειται
G5736
is-placed
παν
G3956
all
ουν
G3767
then
δενδρον
G1186
tree
μη
G3361
not
ποιουν
G4160
doing
καρπον
G2590
produce
καλον
G2570
best
εκκοπτεται
G1581
is-being-undercut
και
G2532
and
εις
G1519
into
πυρ
G4442
fire
βαλλεται
G906
is-being-thrown

3:11 I do indeed immerse you in water to signify a change of mind. But after me comes someone stronger than I am, whose shoes I am unworthy to carry, and he will immerse you in the Holy Spirit and fire.

εγω
G1473
I
μεν
G3303
in-fact
ὑμας
G5209
yous
βαπτιζω
G907
I-am-immersing
εν
G1722
in
ὑδατι
G5204
[to]-water
εις
G1519
into
μετανοιαν
G3341
reversal

G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
οπισω
G3694
after
μου
G3450
[of]-me
ερχομενος
G2064
coming
ισχυροτερος
G2478
stronger
μου
G3450
[of]-me
εστιν
G2076
is
οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom
ουκ
G3756
not
ειμι
G1510
I-am
ἱκανος
G2425
competent
τα
G3588
the
ὑποδηματα
G5266
sandals
βαστασαι
G941
to-lift
αυτος
G846
him/her/it-self
ὑμας
G5209
yous
βαπτισει
G907
shall-immerse
εν
G1722
in
πνευματι
G4151
[to]-breath
ἁγιω
G40
[to]-consecrated
και
G2532
and
πυρι
G4442
fire

3:12 He has a broom in his hand, and he is about to sweep the floor clean! He will collect his grain and store it away, but the chaff will be burned in a fire that cannot be extinguished.”

οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom
το
G3588
the
πτυον
G4425
winnowing-tool
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
χειρι
G5495
[to]-hand
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
και
G2532
and
διακαθαριει
G1245
shall-purge
την
G3588
the
ἁλωνα
G257
threshing-floor
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
και
G2532
and
συναξει
G4863
shall-gather
τον
G3588
the
σιτον
G4621
grain
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
εις
G1519
into
την
G3588
the
αποθηκην
G596
storage-place
το
G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
αχυρον
G892
chaff
κατακαυσει
G2618
shall-burn-down
πυρι
G4442
fire
ασβεστω
G762
[to]-unquenchable

3:13 Jesus came from Galilee to be immersed by John in the Jordan.

παραγινεται
G3854
comes-beside

G3588
the
ιησους
G2424
Jesus
απο
G575
from
της
G3588
[of]-the
γαλιλαιας
G1056
[of]-Galilee
επι
G1909
on
τον
G3588
the
ιορδανην
G2446
Jordan
προς
G4314
toward
τον
G3588
the
ιωαννην
G2491
John
του
G3588
[of]-the
βαπτισθηναι
G907
to-be-immersed
ὑπ᾽
G5259
under
αυτου
G846
[of]-self

3:14 But John objected, “I’m the one who needs to be immersed by you, yet you come to me?”


G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
ιωαννης
G2491
John
διεκωλυεν
G1254
hindered
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
λεγων
G3004
saying
εγω
G1473
I
χρειαν
G5532
reason
εχω
G2192
I-have
ὑπο
G5259
under
σου
G4675
[of]-you
βαπτισθηναι
G907
to-be-immersed
και
G2532
and
συ
G4771
you
ερχη
G2064
you-come
προς
G4314
toward
με
G3165
me

3:15 “It has to be this way for now,” replied Jesus, “for we must do what is right.”

αποκριθεις
G611
responding
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
ιησους
G2424
Jesus
ειπεν
G2036
said
προς
G4314
toward
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
αφες
G863
you-send-away!
αρτι
G737
now
οὑτως
G3779
likewise
γαρ
G1063
because
πρεπον
G4241
fitting
εστιν
G2076
is
ἡμιν
G2254
[to]-us
πληρωσαι
G4137
to-fill-up
πασαν
G3956
all
δικαιοσυνην
G1343
justice
τοτε
G5119
then
αφιησιν
G863
is-abandoning
αυτον
G846
him/her/it

3:16 So he consented to immerse him. And immediately as Jesus came up out of the water, suddenly the heavens opened up, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and landing on him.

βαπτισθεις
G907
immersing
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
ιησους
G2424
Jesus
ευθυς
G2117
straightly
ανεβη
G305
ascended
απο
G575
from
του
G3588
[of]-the
ὑδατος
G5204
[of]-water
και
G2532
and
ιδου
G2400
look!
ηνεωχθησαν
G455
they-were-opened-up
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
οἱ
G3588
the
ουρανοι
G3772
skies
και
G2532
and
ειδεν
G1492
saw
το
G3588
the
πνευμα
G4151
breath
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
καταβαινον
G2597
descending
ὡσει
G5616
as-if
περιστεραν
G4058
dove
και
G2532
and
ερχομενον
G2064
coming
επ᾽
G1909
on
αυτον
G846
him/her/it

3:17 At that moment there was a voice from heaven saying, “This is my dear son; I am quite pleased with him!”

και
G2532
and
ιδου
G2400
look!
φωνη
G5456
sound
εκ
G1537
out
των
G3588
[of]-the
ουρανων
G3772
[of]-skies
λεγουσα
G3004
relating
οὑτος
G3778
same
εστιν
G2076
is

G3588
the
υἱος
G5207
son
μου
G3450
[of]-me

G3588
the
αγαπητος
G27
beloved
εν
G1722
in

G3739
[to]-whom
ευδοκησα
G2106
I-was-pleased