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Baptism of Jesus

Geneva Notes/ Commentary on St. Luke 3:7-22

From the Geneva Notes.

Lu 3:13
3:13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is {b}
appointed you.

(b) Require no more than that sum that is appointed for the
tribute money.

Lu 3:14
3:14 And 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 {c}
wages.

(c) Which was paid to them partly in money and partly in
food.

Lu 3:15
3:15 {2} And as the people were in expectation, and all men
mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ,
or not;

(2) If we would rightly and fruitfully receive the sacraments,
we must neither rest in the signs, neither in him that
ministers the signs, but lift up our eyes to Christ, who is
the author of the sacraments, and the giver of that which
is represented by the sacraments.

Lu 3:17
3:17 {3} Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will throughly purge
his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but
the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

(3) The gospel is the fan of the world.

Lu 3:19
3:19 {4} But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for
Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils
which Herod had done,

(4) John's preaching is confirmed with his death.

Lu 3:21
3:21 {5} Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass,
that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was
opened,

(5) Our baptism is sanctified in the head of the Church, and
Christ also by the voice of the Father is pronounced to be
our everlasting King, Priest, and Prophet.

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