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He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; 6and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”

Luke 3:3-6 NRSV

Luke 3:1-6

Luke 3:1-6

Make Straight the Way

The proclamation of John the Baptist

Audio Telling (Told by Dennis Dewey)

Story in Episodes

Audio Commentary

Written Commentary

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