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Matthew 3:13-15 King James Version (KJV)

13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Matthew 3:13-15 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John to be baptized by him.

14 But John [a]protested strenuously, having in mind to prevent Him, saying, It is I who have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?

15 But Jesus replied to him, [b]Permit it just now; for this is the fitting way for [both of] us to fulfill all righteousness [that is, to [c]perform completely whatever is right]. Then he permitted Him.


  1. Matthew 3:14 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
  2. Matthew 3:15 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  3. Matthew 3:15 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
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