The Baptism of Jesus

13 (A)Then Jesus *arrived (B)from Galilee at the Jordan, coming to John to be baptized by him. 14 But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have the need to be baptized by You, and yet You are coming to me?” 15 But Jesus, answering, said to him, “Allow it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us (C)to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he *allowed Him. 16 After He was baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and [a](D)he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and [b]settling on Him, 17 and behold, a voice from the heavens said, “(E)This is [c]My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

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  1. Matthew 3:16 Or He
  2. Matthew 3:16 Lit coming upon Him
  3. Matthew 3:17 Or My Son, the Beloved

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