Matthew 3:16-17

16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, 1the heavens were opened to him,[a] and he 2saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;
17 and behold, 3a voice from heaven said, 4"This is my beloved Son,[b] with whom I am well pleased."

Matthew 3:16-17 In-Context

14 John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"
15 But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented.
16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;
17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

Cross References 4

  • 1. Acts 7:56
  • 2. John 1:32, 33; [Luke 4:18, 21; Acts 10:38]
  • 3. John 12:28
  • 4. Matthew 17:5; 2 Peter 1:17; [Psalms 2:7; Isaiah 42:1; Ephesians 1:6; Colossians 1:13; 1 John 5:9]

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Some manuscripts omit to him
  • [b]. Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved
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