Matthew 3:1

“In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In those daies came Iohn the Baptist, preaching in the wildernesse of Iudea,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now in those days John the Baptist *came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And in those days cometh John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in those days John the Baptist came preaching in the waste land of Judaea,
- Basic English Bible

Now in those days comes John the baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
- Darby Bible

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
- Webster's Bible

About this time John the Baptist made his appearance, preaching in the Desert of Judaea.
- Weymouth Bible

In those days, John the Baptizer came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
- World English Bible

In tho daies Joon Baptist cam, and prechide in the desert of Judee,
- Wycliffe Bible

And in those days cometh John the Baptist, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 3:1


3:1 In those days - that is, while Jesus dwelt there. In the wilderness of Judea - This was a wilderness properly so called, a wild, barren, desolate place as was that also where our Lord was tempted. But, generally speaking, a wilderness in the New Testament means only a common, or less cultivated place, in opposition to pasture and arable land. #Mark 1:1; Luke 3:1|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 3:1


Mt 3:1 John the Baptist and the Baptism of Christ SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 3. The Preaching of John. The Kingdom of Heaven. John's Raiment and Food. The Great Multitudes. The Pharisee and Sadducees. Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Fire. Jesus Comes for Baptism. Jesus Baptized in the Jordan. The Anointing of the Spirit. The Voice from Heaven. In those days. Many years after the incidents of the last chapter; somewhere from twenty-five to thirty. Came John the Baptist. Called the Baptist or "Baptizer" because he baptized the people. He came forth as a preacher and reformer. He was the subject of prophecy (Isa 40:3 Mal 3:1); his birth was announced by an angel; he was of a priestly family, the son of Zacharias and Elizabeth, the cousin of Mary. He was now about thirty years old. Preaching in the wilderness of Judea. A region thinly inhabited, used mostly for pasture, a rocky tract in the eastern part of Judea and west of the Jordan and the Dead Sea.

Discussion for Matthew 3:1

  • I am so thankful that i am memorizing this chapter even all of Matthew is amazing but right now i am on Matthew 3. i am very thankful to have the LORD 'S WORD!!!

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