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Lineage of Jesus
MAT 1:1 The book of the
genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
LUK 3:23b being supposedly the
son of Joseph, the son of Eli,
John's birth foretold: Luke 1:5-25 (Jerusalem)
Jesus' birth foretold: Luke 1:26-38 (Nazareth)
Jesus' birth explained to Joseph: Matt. 1:18-25 (Nazareth)
Mary's visit to Elizabeth: Luke 1:39-45 (hill country of Judea)
Mary's rejoicing: Luke 1:46-56
John's birth: Luke 1:57-66
Zacharias' prophecy: Luke 1:67-79
John's growth: Luke 1:80 (wilderness of Judea)
Jesus' birth: Luke 2:1-7 (Bethlehem)
shepherds: Luke 2:8-20 (near Bethlehem)
Jesus' circumcision: Luke 2:21 (Jerusalem)
Jesus' presentation in the Temple: Luke 2:22-38
return to Nazareth: Luke 2:39
move to Bethlehem? (not recorded)
visit of the Wise Men: Matt. 2:1-12 (Jerusalem and Bethlehem)
flight to Egypt: Matt. 2:13-18
back to Nazareth: Matt. 2:19-23
Jesus' early life: Luke 2:40
Jesus in Jerusalem: Luke 2:41-50
Jesus to early manhood: Luke 2:51,52 (Nazareth)
John's ministry begins (wilderness of Judea)
|MAR 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus
Christ, the Son of God.
|LUK 3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign
of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of
Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and
Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene,
LUK 3:2 in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
John's appearance, preparation for the Messiah (around Jordan River)
|MAT 3:1 Now in those days John the
Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
MAT 3:2 "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
MAT 3:3 For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet, saying, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight!'"
MAT 3:4 Now John himself had a garment of camel's hair, and a leather belt about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
MAT 3:5 Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea, and all the district around the Jordan;
MAT 3:6 and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.
|MAR 1:2 ¶ As it is written in
Isaiah the prophet, "Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare
MAR 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness,' Make ready the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight.' "
MAR 1:4 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
MAR 1:5 And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
MAR 1:6 And John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and his diet was locusts and wild honey.
|LUK 3:3 And he came into all the district around
the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins;
LUK 3:4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight.
LUK 3:5 'Every ravine shall be filled up, And every mountain and hill shall be brought low; And the crooked shall become straight, And the rough roads smooth;
LUK 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.' "
Message to Pharisees, Sadducees, people, pubicans, soldiers
|MAT 3:7 But when he saw many of
the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of
vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
MAT 3:8 "Therefore bring forth fruit in keeping with repentance;
MAT 3:9 and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves,' We have Abraham for our father'; for I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
MAT 3:10 "And the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
|LUK 3:7 ¶ He therefore began saying to the
multitudes who were going out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers, who warned
you to flee from the wrath to come?
LUK 3:8 "Therefore bring forth fruits in keeping with repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father,' for I say to you that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
LUK 3:9 "And also the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."
LUK 3:10 And the multitudes were questioning him, saying, "Then what shall we do?"
LUK 3:11 And he would answer and say to them, "Let the man who has two tunics share with him who has none; and let him who has food do likewise."
LUK 3:12 And some tax-gatherers also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"
LUK 3:13 And he said to them, "Collect no more than what you have been ordered to."
LUK 3:14 And some soldiers were questioning him, saying, "And what about us, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages."
John's description of the Messiah
|MAT 3:11 "As for me, I
baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I,
and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
MAT 3:12 "And His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
|MAR 1:7 And he was preaching, and
saying, "After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop
down and untie the thong of His sandals.
MAR 1:8 "I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
|LUK 3:15 ¶ Now while the people were in a
state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he
might be the Christ,
LUK 3:16 John answered and said to them all, "As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
LUK 3:17 "And His winnowing fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
LUK 3:18 ¶ So with many other exhortations also he preached the gospel to the people.