(A)“Repent, for (B)the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”[a] For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,

(C)“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
(D)‘Prepare[b] the way of the Lord;
    make his paths straight.’”

Now John wore (E)a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was (F)locusts and (G)wild honey.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 3:2 Or the kingdom of heaven has come near
  2. Matthew 3:3 Or crying: Prepare in the wilderness

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