Luke 3
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1Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius [as god-river] Caesar [venerable], Pontius Pilate [armed with a spear] being governor of Y’hudah [praised], and Herod [heroic] being tetrarch of Galil [circuit, district], and his brother Philip [friend of horses] tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis [a rugged region], and Lysanias [that drives away sorrow] the tetrarch of Abilene [grassy meadow],
2‘Anan [humble] and Kayafa [depression] being the high priests, the word of God-Theos came unto Yochanan [Yehovah has graced] the son of Z’kharyah [remembered by Yehovah] in the wilderness.
3And he came into all the country about Yarden [descender], preaching the baptism of repentance for the forgiveness (pardon) of sins;
4As it is written in the book of the words of Yesha’yahu [Yah is salvation] the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you2f the way of the Lord - Kurios, make his paths straight.
5Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways [shall be] made smooth;
6And all flesh shall see the salvation of God-Theos.
7Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Avraham [Exalted Father] to [our] father: for I say unto you, That God-Theos is able of these stones to raise up children unto Avraham [Exalted Father].
9And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which brings not forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.
10And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
11He answer and says unto them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.
12Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
13And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
14And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse [any] falsely; and be content with your wages.
15And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of Yochanan [Yehovah has graced], whether he were the Moshiach [Messiah], or not;
16Yochanan [Yehovah has graced] answered, saying unto [them] all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I comes, the sandal lace of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit [Ruach HaKodesh] and with fire:
17Whose fan (a fork-shaped tool to throw grain in the air, to let he wind separate the wheat from the chaff) [is] in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
18And many other things in his Exhortation (encouragement; counsel) preached he unto the people.
19But Herod [heroic] the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip [friend of horses]’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod [heroic] had done,
20Added yet this above all, that he shut up Yochanan [Yehovah has graced] in prison.
21Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Yeshua [God is Salvation] also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
22And the Holy Spirit [Ruach HaKodesh] descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, youi are my beloved Son; in youi I am well pleased.
23And Yeshua [God is Salvation] himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Yosef [God will add], which was [the son] of Heli [ascending],
24Which was [the son] of Matthat [gift of God], which was [the son] of Levi (Levite) [Adhesion, Joiner], which was [the son] of Malki [my king, my counsel], which was [the son] of Yannai [flourishing], which was [the son] of Yosef [God will add],
25Which was [the on] of Mattityahu [gift of Yehovah], which was [the son] of ‘Amos [burden], which was [the son] of Nachum [consolation], which was [the son] of Hesli [reserved of Yehovah], which was [the son] of Naggai [clearness; brightness],
26Which was [the son] of Ma’at [small], which was [the son] of Mattityahu [gift of Yehovah], which was [the son] of Shim’i [hearing; obeying], which was [the son] of Yosef [God will add], which was [the son] of Y’hudah [praised],
27Which was [the son] of Yochanan [gift of God], which was [the son] of Reisha [head], which was [the son] of Z’rubavel [born in “confusion”], which was [the son] of Sh’alti’el [I have asked of God], which was [the son] of Neri [Yehovah is my lamp],
28Which was [the son] of Malki [my king, my counsel], which was [the son] of Addi [ornament], which was [the son] of Kosam [diviniing], which was [the son] of Elmodam [measure], which was [the son] of ‘Er [awake, watchful],
29Which was [the son] of Yeshua [salvation], which was [the son] of Eli’ezer [God is help], which was [the son] of Yoram [whom Yehovah has exalted], which was [the son] of Matthat [gift of God], which was [the son] of Levi (Levite) [Adhesion, Joiner],
30Which was [the son] of Shim’on [he who hears], which was [the son] of Y’hudah [praised], which was [the son] of Yosef [God will add], which was [the son] of Yonam [Yehovah is a gracious giver], which was [the son] of Elyakim [God sets up],
31Which was [the son] of M’l’ah [my dear friend, object of care], which was [the son] of Menan [Soothsayer (one who fortells the future by ungodly means)], which was [the son] of Mattatah [givingness], which was [the son] of Natan [giver], which was [the son] of David [Beloved],
32Which was [the son] of Yishai [God’s gift], which was [the son] of ‘Oved [serving] [serving], which was [the son] of Bo’az [in him is strength], which was [the son] of Salmon [Peaceable], which was [the son] of Nachshon [enchanter],
33Which was [the son] of Aminadav [Generous], which was [the son] of Aram [exalted], which was [the son] of Hetzron [enclosed], which was [the son] of Peretz [a breach (breaking forth; a break; opening, inlet)], which was [the son] of Y’hudah [praised],
34Which was [the son] of Ya’akov [He who grabs onto the heal of] [Heal of God], which was [the son] of Yitz’khak [Laughter], which was [the son] of Avraham [Exalted Father], which was [the son] of Terach [station], which was [the son] of Nachor [snorting],
35Which was [the son] of S’rug [intertwined], which was [the son] of Re’u [associate you; feed you], which was [the son] of Peleg [division], which was [the son] of Hever [Comrade], which was [the son] of Shelah [sprout],
36Which was [the son] of Keinan [their smith], which was [the son] of Arpakhshad [I shall fail as the breast: he cursed the breast-bottle], which was [the son] of Shem [name], which was [the son] of Noach [rest], which was [the son] of Lemekh (poor; made low),
37Which was [the son] of Metushelach [when he dies, there shall be an emission], which was [the son] of Hanokh (trained and vowed, dedicated; profound (go deep into something)), which was [the son] of Yered [descent], which was [the son] of Mahalal’el [praise of God], which was [the son] of Keinan [their smith],
38Which was [the son] of Enosh [mortal man], which was [the son] of Shet [compensation], which was [the son] of Adam (Man, ground; red; earthling), which was [the son] of God-Theos.

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