Matthew 3:13-15

The Baptism of Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.
14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.

Matthew 3:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
ESV
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.
NLT
13 Then Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John.
MSG
13 Jesus then appeared, arriving at the Jordan River from Galilee. He wanted John to baptize him.
CSB
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.

Matthew 3:13-15 In-Context

11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.
14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.
17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 3:1; S Mark 1:4
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