Matthew 3:14
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New International Version
But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"

New Living Translation
But John tried to talk him out of it. "I am the one who needs to be baptized by you," he said, "so why are you coming to me?"

English Standard Version
John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”

Berean Study Bible
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"

Berean Literal Bible
But John was hindering Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"

New American Standard Bible
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But John tried to stop Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?"

International Standard Version
But John tried to stop him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and are you coming to me?"

NET Bible
But John tried to prevent him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and yet you come to me?"

New Heart English Bible
But John would have hindered him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yohannan had refused and said to him, “I need to be baptized by you, and you have come to me?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But John tried to stop him and said, "I need to be baptized by you. Why are you coming to me?"

New American Standard 1977
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But John resisted him much, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

King James 2000 Bible
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized by you, and come you to me?

American King James Version
But John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized of you, and come you to me?

American Standard Version
But John would have hindered him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But John stayed him, saying: I ought to be baptized by thee, and comest thou to me?

Darby Bible Translation
but John urgently forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptised of thee; and comest thou to me?

English Revised Version
But John would have hindered him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

Webster's Bible Translation
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized by thee, and comest thou to me?

Weymouth New Testament
John protested. "It is I," he said, "who have need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"

World English Bible
But John would have hindered him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?"

Young's Literal Translation
but John was forbidding him, saying, 'I have need by thee to be baptized -- and thou dost come unto me!'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:13-17 Christ's gracious condescensions are so surprising, that even the strongest believers at first can hardly believe them; so deep and mysterious, that even those who know his mind well, are apt to start objections against the will of Christ. And those who have much of the Spirit of God while here, see that they need to apply to Christ for more. Christ does not deny that John had need to be baptized of him, yet declares he will now be baptized of John. Christ is now in a state of humiliation. Our Lord Jesus looked upon it as well becoming him to fulfil all righteousness, to own every Divine institution, and to show his readiness to comply with all God's righteous precepts. In and through Christ, the heavens are opened to the children of men. This descent of the Spirit upon Christ, showed that he was endued with his sacred influences without measure. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. At Christ's baptism there was a manifestation of the three Persons in the sacred Trinity. The Father confirming the Son to be Mediator; the Son solemnly entering upon the work; the Holy Spirit descending on him, to be through his mediation communicated to his people. In Him our spiritual sacrifices are acceptable, for He is the altar that sanctifies every gift, 1Pe 2:5. Out of Christ, God is a consuming fire, but in Christ, a reconciled Father. This is the sum of the gospel, which we must by faith cheerfully embrace.
Study Bible
The Baptism of Jesus
13At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” 15“Let it be so now,” Jesus replied. “It is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness in this way.” Then John permitted Him.…
Cross References
Matthew 3:13
At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.

Matthew 3:15
"Let it be so now," Jesus replied. "It is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness in this way." Then John permitted Him.

Romans 1:13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, how often I planned to come to you (but have been prevented from visiting until now), in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

Hebrews 7:23
Now there have been many other priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office.
Treasury of Scripture

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