Matthew 3:13-17 LEB

The Baptism of Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John in order to be baptized by him.

References for Matthew 3:13

      14 But John tried to preventa him, saying, "{I need}b to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"

      References for Matthew 3:14

        • ‹ 3:14 - *The imperfect verb is understood as conative ("tried to")
        • Œ 3:14 - Literally "I have need"
          15 But Jesus answered [and]c said to him, "Permit [it] now, for in this way it is right for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted him.

          References for Matthew 3:15

            •  3:15 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("answered") has been translated as a finite verb
              16 Now [after he]d was baptized, Jesus immediately went up from the water, and behold, the heavens openede and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove comingf upon him.

              References for Matthew 3:16

                • Ž 3:16 - *Here "[after]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("was baptized") which is understood as temporal
                •  3:16 - Some manuscripts have "opened to him"
                •  3:16 - Some manuscripts have "and coming"
                  17 And behold, [there was]g a voice from heaven saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

                  References for Matthew 3:17

                    • ‘ 3:17 - The words "[there was]" are not in the Greek text, but are supplied to make a complete sentence in English