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15 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, (A)whether he might be (B)the Christ, 16 (C)John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but (D)he who is mightier than I is coming, (E)the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you (F)with the Holy Spirit and with (G)fire. 17 His (H)winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to (I)gather the wheat into his barn, (J)but the chaff he will burn with (K)unquenchable fire.”

18 So (L)with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19 But (M)Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20 added this to them all, that (N)he locked up John in prison.

21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when (O)Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, (P)the heavens were opened, 22 and (Q)the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and (R)a voice came from heaven, (S)“You are my beloved Son;[a] with you I am well pleased.”[b]

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  1. Luke 3:22 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved
  2. Luke 3:22 Some manuscripts beloved Son; today I have begotten you