"The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."
Ministry of John the Baptist
3 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, 2 “ Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven! ” 3 He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said:
4 John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
5 People from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, and all around the Jordan River came to him. 6 As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 7 Many Pharisees and Sadducees came to be baptized by John. He said to them, “ You children of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the angry judgment that is coming soon? 8 Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives. 9 And don’t even think about saying to yourselves, Abraham is our father. I tell you that God is able to raise up Abraham’s children from these stones. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be chopped down and tossed into the fire. 11 I baptize with water those of you who have changed your hearts and lives. The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 The shovel he uses to sift the wheat from the husks is in his hands. He will clean out his threshing area and bring the wheat into his barn. But he will burn the husks with a fire that can’t be put out. ”
"The Reader's Edition" combines the Bible text of the latest edition of the "UBS4 Greek New Testament," edited by Barbara Aland, et. al., with a running Greek-English Dictionary, compiled by Barclay M. Newman. It now also includes textual notes compiled by Florian Voss that provide an overview of the most important differences between major Greek manuscripts. Old Testament references are included in the margin.
- Greek Bible text of UBS4.- Translation of all vocabulary items occurring 30 times or less in the New Testamentat the bottom of each page- Definitions of idiomatic word combinations- Parsing of all difficult verb forms- Reader-friendly layout enabling the reader to transfer easily from text to dictionary and vice versa- Appendix providing all vocabulary items occurring more than 30 times in the New Testament- Maps from the UBS Greek New Testament
New in this revised edition: - Textual notes providing an overview of the most important differences between major Greek manuscripts- Old Testament references in the margin
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