1 HERE BEGINS THE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
2 In the prophet Isaiah it stands written:
6 John was dressed in a rough coat of camel's hair, with a leather belt round his waist, and he fed on locusts and wild honey.
7 His proclamation ran: 'After me comes one who is mightier than I. I am not fit to s unfasten his shoes. 8 I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.'
9 It happened at this time that Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. 10 At the moment when he came up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. 11 And a voice spoke from heaven: 'Thou art my Son, my Beloved; on thee my favour rests.'
12 Thereupon the Spirit sent him away into the wilderness, 13 and there he remained for forty days tempted by Satan. He was among the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.