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SECTION IV.

Matt. iii. 11, 12.

Mark i. 7, 8.

7 And preached, saying, 11 I indeed baptize

8 I indeed have baptized you 'with water unto repent- you with water : ance; but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, there cometh one mightier than

I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy whose shoes I am not worthy

to bear : he shall to stoop down and unloose; he baptize you with the Holy shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost,

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.

SECTION V.

Matt. iii. 13-17.

Mark i. 9–11. 9 And

13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee

it came to pass
in those days, that Jesus came
from Nazareth of Galilee,

THE APPROACH OF CHRIST FORETOLD.

Luke iii. 15–17. 15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ or not;

16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water ;

but one mightier than I cometh,

the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy

to unloose : he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.

17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

CHRIST IS BAPTIZED.

Luke iii. 21–23. 21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus

Matt. iii. 13–17.

Mark i. 9-11. 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.

and was baptized of John in

Jordan. 16 And Jesus, when he was

10 And straightway, baptized, went up straightway coming up, out of the water:

out of the water, and lo, the heavens were opened he saw the heavens opened, unto him, and he saw the and the Spirit like a dove Spirit of God descending like descending a dove, and lighting upon him.

17 And lo, a voice from 11 And there came a voice heaven, saying, This is my be- from heaven, saying, Thou art loved Son, in whom I am well my beloved Son, in whom I pleased.

am well pleased.

upon him.

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he was afterward an hungered.

3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered

and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

69 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple* ;

6 And saith unto him, If

* See Vol. Nativity, pp. 249, 250.

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