December 16, 2012, Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Luke    3: 10-18

3:10 And the crowed was questioning him, saying, “What then should we do?”
3:11 But in response, he said to them: “Whoever has two coats, let him give to those who do not have. And whoever has food, let him act similarly.”
3:12 Now the tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, “Teacher, what should we do?”
3:13 But he said to them, “You should do nothing more than what has been appointed to you.”
3:14 Then the soldiers also questioned him, saying, “And what should we do?” And he said to them: “You should strike no one, and you should not make false accusations. And be content with your pay.”
3:15 Now all were thinking about John in their hearts, and the people were supposing that perhaps he might be the Christ.
3:16 John responded by saying to everyone: “Indeed, I baptize you with water. But there will arrive one stronger than me, the laces of whose shoes I am not worthy to loosen. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit, and with fire.
3:17 His winnowing fan is in his hand. And he will purify his threshing floor. And he will gather the wheat into the barn. But the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
3:18 Indeed, he also proclaimed many other things, exhorting the people.


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