Matthew 3:14
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English Standard Version
John would have prevented him, saying, “I 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?

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?

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?"

Matthew 3:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Forbad (διεκώλυεν)

The A. V., following Wyc. and Tynd., misses the meaning of the verb. As in so many instances, it overlooks the force of the imperfect tense, which expresses past action, either in progress or in process of conception, in the agent's mind. John did not forbid Jesus, but had it in mind to prevent him: was for hindering him. Hence Rev., properly, would have hindered him. Again, the preposition (διά) intensifies the verb, and represents strong feeling on John's part. He was moved to strenuous protest against Jesus' baptism by him.

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John.

Luke 1:43 And what is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

John 13:6-8 Then comes he to Simon Peter: and Peter said to him, Lord, do you wash my feet...

I have.

John 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.

John 3:3-7 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God...

Acts 1:5-8 For John truly baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence...

Romans 3:23,25 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God...

Galatians 3:22,27-29 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe...

Galatians 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Ephesians 2:3-5 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind...

Revelation 7:9-17 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds...

Cross References
Matthew 3:13
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.

Matthew 3:15
But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented.

Romans 1:13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles.

Hebrews 7:23
The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office,

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