Matthew 3:15
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New International Version
Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.

New Living Translation
But Jesus said, "It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires." So John agreed to baptize him.

English Standard Version
But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.

Berean Study Bible
"Let it be so now," Jesus replied. "It is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness in this way." Then John permitted Him.

Berean Literal Bible
But Jesus answering, said unto him, "Permit it presently; for thus it is fitting to us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permits Him.

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus answering said to him, "Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus answered him, "Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him to be baptized.

International Standard Version
But Jesus answered him, "Let it be this way for now, because this is the proper way for us to fulfill all righteousness." At this, he permitted him to be baptized.

NET Bible
So Jesus replied to him, "Let it happen now, for it is right for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then John yielded to him.

New Heart English Bible
But Jesus, answering, said to him, "Allow it for now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua answered and said to him, “Allow this now, for it is proper for us to fulfill all justice”, and then he allowed him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered him, "This is the way it has to be now. This is the proper way to do everything that God requires of us." Then John gave in to him.

New American Standard 1977
But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he permitted Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now, for thus it is expedient for us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answering said unto him, Permit it to be so now: for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he permitted him.

American King James Version
And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

American Standard Version
But Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffereth him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answering, said to him: Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us to fulfill all justice. Then he suffered him.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus answering said to him, Suffer [it] now; for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffers him.

English Revised Version
But Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffereth him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Weymouth New Testament
"Let it be so on this occasion," Jesus replied; "for so we ought to fulfil every religious duty." Then he consented;

World English Bible
But Jesus, answering, said to him, "Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed him.

Young's Literal Translation
But Jesus answering said to him, 'Suffer now, for thus it is becoming to us to fulfil all righteousness,' then he doth suffer him.
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
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. 16As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. Suddenly the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and resting on Him.…
Cross References
Psalm 40:7
Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

Psalm 40:8
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."

Matthew 3:14
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"

John 4:34
Jesus explained, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.

John 8:29
He who sent Me is with Me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him."
Treasury of Scripture

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Suffer.

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Psalm 40:7,8 Then said I, See, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me…

Isaiah 42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify …

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments …

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, …

John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; …

John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as …

Philippians 2:7,8 But made himself of no reputation, and took on him the form of a …

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, …

1 Peter 2:21-24 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for …

1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

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