Luke 3:21-22

21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when 1Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, 2the heavens were opened,
22 and 3the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and 4a voice came from heaven, 5"You are my beloved Son;[a] with you I am well pleased."[b]

Luke 3:21-22 In-Context

19 But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done,
20 added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.
21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened,
22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."
23 Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,
24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

Cross References 5

  • 1. For ver. 21, 22, see Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; [John 1:32-34]
  • 2. Acts 7:56
  • 3. [Luke 4:18, 21; Acts 10:38]
  • 4. John 12:28
  • 5. [Luke 9:35; Psalms 2:7; Isaiah 42:1; Ephesians 1:6; Colossians 1:13; 2 Peter 1:17; 1 John 5:9]

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved
  • [b]. Some manuscripts beloved Son; today I have begotten you
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