Matthew 3:13-17

13 At that time Jesus arrived from Galilee and came to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.
14 But John tried to make him change his mind. "I ought to be baptized by you," John said, "and yet you have come to me!"
15 But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so for now. For in this way we shall do all that God requires." So John agreed.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water. Then heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and lighting on him.
17 Then a voice said from heaven, "This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased." 1

Matthew 3:13-17 In-Context

11 I baptize you with water to show that you have repented, but the one who will come after me will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. He is much greater than I am; and I am not good enough even to carry his sandals.
12 He has his winnowing shovel with him to thresh out all the grain. He will gather his wheat into his barn, but he will burn the chaff in a fire that never goes out."
13 At that time Jesus arrived from Galilee and came to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.
14 But John tried to make him change his mind. "I ought to be baptized by you," John said, "and yet you have come to me!"
15 But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so for now. For in this way we shall do all that God requires." So John agreed.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water. Then heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and lighting on him.
17 Then a voice said from heaven, "This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased."

Cross References 1

  • 1. 3.17Genesis 22.2;Psalms 2.7;Isaiah 42.1;Matthew 12.18; 17.5;Mark 1.11;Luke 9.35.
Scripture taken from the Good News Translation - Second Edition, Copyright 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission.