1 In diebus autem illis venit Ioannes Baptista praedicans in deserto Iudaeae
2 et dicens: "Paenitentiam agite; appropinquavit enim regnum caelorum".
3 Hic est enim, qui dictus est per Isaiam prophetam dicentem: "Vox clamantis in deserto: "Parate viam Domini, rectas facite semitas eius!" ".
4 Ipse autem Ioannes habebat vestimentum de pilis cameli et zonam pelliceam circa lumbos suos; esca autem eius erat locustae et mel silvestre.
5 Tunc exibat ad eum Hierosolyma et omnis Iudaea et omnis regio circa Iordanem,
6 et baptizabantur in Iordane flumine ab eo, confitentes peccata sua.
7 Videns autem multos pharisaeorum et sadducaeorum venientes ad baptismum suum, dixit eis: "Progenies viperarum, quis demonstravit vobis fugere a futura ira?
8 Facite ergo fructum dignum paenitentiae
9 et ne velitis dicere intra vos: "Patrem habemus Abraham"; dico enim vobis quoniam potest Deus de lapidibus istis suscitare Abrahae filios.
10 Iam enim securis ad radicem arborum posita est; omnis ergo arbor, quae non facit fructum bonum, exciditur et in ignem mittitur.
11 Ego quidem vos baptizo in aqua in paenitentiam; qui autem post me venturus est, fortior me est, cuius non sum dignus calceamenta portare; ipse vos baptizabit in Spiritu Sancto et igni,
12 cuius ventilabrum in manu sua, et permundabit aream suam et congregabit triticum suum in horreum, paleas autem comburet igni inexstinguibili".
13 Tunc venit Iesus a Galilaea in Iordanem ad Ioannem, ut baptizaretur ab eo.
14 Ioannes autem prohibebat eum dicens: "Ego a te debeo baptizari, et tu venis ad me?".
15 Respondens autem Iesus dixit ei: "Sine modo, sic enim decet nos implere omnem iustitiam". Tunc dimittit eum.
16 Baptizatus autem Iesus, confestim ascendit de aqua; et ecce aperti sunt ei caeli, et vidit Spiritum Dei descendentem sicut columbam et venientem super se.
17 Et ecce vox de caelis dicens: "Hic est Filius meus dilectus, in quo mihi complacui".
King James Version
1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
7 ¶ But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
13 ¶ Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.