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Matthew 3:13-17 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.
14 But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?" 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"
15 But Jesus answering said to him, "Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him. 15 Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.
16 After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, 16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him.
17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased." 17 And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."