In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying,
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."
This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
"A voice of one calling in the desert,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’ "
John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.