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In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, "Repent, for the kingdom of [God] is at hand." For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,
The voice of one crying in the wilderness:Now John wore a garment of camels' hair, and a leather girdle around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
Prepare the way of the Lord;
make His paths straight.
Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.