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Matthew 2.

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The Book of Matthew

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Matthew Henry

Chapter 3

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
John Mal 4:5, Mark 1:4, Luke 3:2, John 1:28

And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
kingdom Dan 2:44, Matt 4:17, Matt 4:23, Matt 6:10, Matt 10:7, Matt 12:28, Luke 10:9, Luke 11:20, Luke 21:31

For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
The voice Isa 40:3, Mark 1:3, Luke 1:17, Luke 1:76, Luke 3:4, John 1:23

And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
raiment 2nd Kings 1:8, Zech 13:4, Matt 11:8, Mark 1:6
locusts Lev 11:22, Mark 1:6

Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
went Mark 1:5, Luke 3:3

And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
baptized John 1:25, John 3:23, Acts 1:5, Acts 10:37, Acts 19:4

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
vipers Gen 3:1, Matt 12:34, Matt 23:33, Luke 3:7, John 8:44, Rev 20:2
wrath to come

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
fruits Luke 3:8

And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Abraham Luke 3:8, Luke 16:24, John 8:33, John 8:39, John 8:53, Rom 9:7

And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
hewn down Matt 7:19, Luke 3:9, Luke 13:7, Luke 13:9, John 15:6

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
water Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:26
fire Isa 4:4, Mal 3:2, Luke 3:16

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.
gather Matt 13:30, Matt 24:31, 2nd Thess 2:1
burn Isa 66:24, Mal 3:3, Mal 4:1, Matt 13:30, Matt 13:42, Mark 9:43, Mark 9:48

Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
baptized Mark 1:9, Luke 3:21, John 1:29

But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

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.
fulfil Psa 40:8, Matt 5:17, John 4:34, John 8:29, Heb 10:7, Heb 10:9

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
lighting Isa 11:2, Mark 1:10, Luke 3:22, John 1:32,33

And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Son Psa 2:7, Mark 1:11

Matthew 4



Notes on Chapter 3








(a) generation = offspring

(b) "the wrath to come" Mal 4:1 Matt 3:7 Luke 3:7 1st Thess 1:10, 2:16
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