Luke 3:3

“And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he came into all the countrey about Iordane, preaching the baptisme of repentance, for the remissiō of sinnes,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he came into all the region round about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he came into all the country round about Jordan, preaching baptism as a sign of forgiveness of sin for those whose hearts were changed.
- Basic English Bible

And he came into all the district round the Jordan, preaching [the] baptism of repentance for [the] remission of sins,
- Darby Bible

And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins;
- Webster's Bible

John went into all the district about the Jordan proclaiming a baptism of the penitent for the forgiveness of sins;
- Weymouth Bible

He came into all the region around the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.
- World English Bible

And he cam in to al the cuntre of Jordan, and prechide baptym of penaunce in to remyssioun of synnes.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he came to all the region round the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of reformation -- to remission of sins,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 3:3


Lu 3:3 Came into all the country. Compare Mt 3:1-12, on which see notes; also Mr 1:1-8.

Discussion for Luke 3

  • A disciple
    servant; Jesus and John the Baptist weren't little Orthodox Jews going to schule together; and decided to study Torah and go into politics! Jesus knew He was the Son of God ALL His life. And John was filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother's womb, and also knew that he was to be the forerunner and announcer of the Anointed the Saviour.
  • Servant of God
    Don't you think that these two grew up together,went to the same school, shared their knowledge and maybe had dreams of politically freeing Israel from Roman tyranny. John did no miracle but taught a generic doctrine, but Jesus went further and studied the Torah at the feet of the Doctors and God gave him wisdom greater than John's. They probably were both ascetic in their journey as aspirants.
  • A disciple
    "And now also THE AXE IS LAID UNTO THE ROOT of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." All that is not planted by God shall be rooted up. What is your life rooted in? Into what are you growing up? What are the fruits you bear? Will God find you in His image and likeness, in faith hope and love in Christ? Or worthless and bad?
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 3:22 AND THE HOLY SPIRIT DESCENDED IN A BODILY SHAPE LIKE A DOVE UPON HIM AND A VOICE CAME FROM HEAVEN WHICH SAID THOU ART MY BELOVED SON IN THEE I AM WELL PLEASED *** ISAIAH 11:2 AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SHALL REST UPON HIM THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING THE SPIRIT OF COUNSEL AND MIGHT THE SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE AND OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD ***
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 3:14 AND THE SOLDIERS LIKEWISE DEMANDED OF HIM SAYING AND WHAT SHALL WE DO AND HE SAID UNTO THEM DO VIOLENCE TO NO MAN NEITHER ACUSE ANY FALSELY AND BE CONTENT WITH YOUR WAGES JAMES 1:16 DO NOT ERR MY BELOVED BRETHREN 1:17 EVERY GOOD GIFT AND EVERY PERFECT GIFT IS FROM ABOVE AND COMETH DOWN FROM THE FATHER OF LIGHTS WITH WHOM THERE IS---NO VARIABLENESS NEITHER SHADOW OF TURNING---
  • Irene123
    It's not the way of our Lord to use names for people such as - crazy, idiot, stupid, etc'; all that does is harden a heart and cause the accused one to rail back and that also is offensive to God's will for us. Ye shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart ... soul and mind; and ye shall love thy neighbor as thyself; "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do".

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