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13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John would have hindered him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15 But Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer [a]it now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffereth him. 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway from the water: and lo, the heavens were opened [b]unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him; 17 and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, [c]This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

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  1. Matthew 3:15 Or, me
  2. Matthew 3:16 Some ancient authorities omit unto him.
  3. Matthew 3:17 Or, This is my Son; my beloved in whom I am well pleased. See 12:18.