He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, (A)“You brood of (B)vipers! Who warned you to flee from (C)the wrath to come? Bear fruits (D)in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, (E)‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from (F)these stones to raise up children for Abraham. Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. (G)Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

10 And the crowds asked him, (H)“What then shall we do?” 11 And he answered them, (I)“Whoever has two tunics[a] is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” 12 (J)Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, (K)what shall we do?” 13 And he said to them, (L)“Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” 14 Soldiers also asked him, “And we, (M)what shall we do?” And he said to them, (N)“Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your (O)wages.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 3:11 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin

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