§ John the Baptist
1.1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
1.2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way;
1.3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight–”
1.4 John the baptiser appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
1.5 And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
1.6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey.