Matthew 3:14

14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”

Read Matthew 3:14 Using Other Translations

But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"
But John tried to talk him out of it. “I am the one who needs to be baptized by you,” he said, “so why are you coming to me?”