The Baptism of Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.(A) 14 But John tried to stop him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you come to me?”

15 Jesus answered him, “Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John allowed him to be baptized.

16 When Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water. The heavens(B) suddenly opened for him,[a] and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him.(C) 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased.”(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 3:16 Other mss omit for him

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