Luke 3:21-22

The Baptism and Genealogy of Jesus

21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened
22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

Luke 3:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
ESV
21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened,
NLT
21 One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens opened,
MSG
21 After all the people were baptized, Jesus was baptized. As he was praying, the sky opened up
CSB
21 When all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized. As He was praying, heaven opened,

Luke 3:21-22 In-Context

19 But when John rebuked Herod the tetrarch because of his marriage to Herodias, his brother’s wife, and all the other evil things he had done,
20 Herod added this to them all: He locked John up in prison.
21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened
22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
23 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,
24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melki, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

Cross References 4

  • 1. Matthew 14:23; Mark 1:35; Mark 6:46; Luke 5:16; Luke 6:12; Luke 9:18,28; Luke 11:1
  • 2. Isaiah 42:1; John 1:32,33; Acts 10:38
  • 3. S Matthew 3:17
  • 4. S Matthew 3:17
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