But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"
Cross ReferencesMatthew 3:13
At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.
"Let it be so now," Jesus replied. "It is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness in this way." Then John permitted Him.
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.
Now there have been many other priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office.
Chapter Outline1. John preaches: his office, life, and baptism.
7. He reprimands the Pharisees,
13. and baptizes Jesus in Jordan.
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