Matthew 3:13
New International Version
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John.

English Standard Version
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.

Berean Study Bible
At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.

Berean Literal Bible
Then Jesus comes from Galilee to the Jordan, unto John, to be baptized by him.

New American Standard Bible
Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.

King James Bible
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus left Galilee and went to the Jordan River to be baptized by John.

Good News Translation
At that time Jesus arrived from Galilee and came to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.

International Standard Version
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.

NET Bible
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John to be baptized by him in the Jordan River.

New Heart English Bible
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Yeshua came from Galilee to the Jordan unto Yohannan to be baptized by him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jesus appeared. He came from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John.

New American Standard 1977
Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jesus came from Galilee to Jordan unto John to be baptized of him.

King James 2000 Bible
Then came Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized by him.

American King James Version
Then comes Jesus from Galilee to Jordan to John, to be baptized of him.

American Standard Version
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan, unto John, to be baptized by him.

Darby Bible Translation
Then comes Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptised of him;

English Revised Version
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.

Weymouth New Testament
Just at that time Jesus, coming from Galilee to the Jordan, presents Himself to John to be baptized by him.

World English Bible
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.

Young's Literal Translation
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee upon the Jordan, unto John to be baptized by him,
Study Bible
The Baptism of Jesus
12His winnowing fork is in His hand to clear His threshing floor and to gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” 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?”…
Cross References
Matthew 2:22
But when he learned that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee,

Matthew 3:6
Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

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

Mark 1:9
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Luke 3:21
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as He was praying, heaven was opened,

Luke 3:22
and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in a bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased."

John 1:31
I myself did not know Him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that He might be revealed to Israel."

Treasury of Scripture

Then comes Jesus from Galilee to Jordan to John, to be baptized of him.

Matthew 2:22
But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:

Mark 1:9
And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.

Luke 3:21
Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,







Lexicon
At that time
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

came
παραγίνεται (paraginetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3854: From para and ginomai; to become near, i.e. Approach; by implication, to appear publicly.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

Galilee
Γαλιλαίας (Galilaias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1056: Of Hebrew origin; Galiloea, a region of Palestine.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Jordan
Ἰορδάνην (Iordanēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2446: Of Hebrew origin; the Jordanes, a river of Palestine.

to be baptized
βαπτισθῆναι (baptisthēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's Greek 907: Lit: I dip, submerge, but specifically of ceremonial dipping; I baptize.

by
ὑπ’ (hyp’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

[John].
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(13) Then cometh Jesus.--We are brought here face to face with the question which the legend just quoted sought to answer, and cannot altogether turn aside from it: Why did the Lord Jesus come to the baptism of John? The Sinless One had no sin to confess, no need of repentance. We cannot even ascribe to Him that consciousness of evil which weighs upon the hearts of the saints of God almost in exact proportion to their holiness; yet we must believe that His righteousness was essentially human, and therefore capable of increase, even as He increased in wisdom and stature. Holy as He was at every stage of life in proportion to its capacities, there yet rose before Him height upon height of holiness as yet unattained, and after which we may say with reverence He "hungered and thirsted." And for that attainment the baptism, which to others was a stepping-stone out of the slough of despond, might well seem a means, if not a condition. It was meet that He should fill up the full measure of righteousness in all its forms by accepting a divine ordinance, even, perhaps, because it seemed to place Him in fellowship with sinners.

Verses 13-17. - THE BAPTISM OF JESUS. (Parallel passages: Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21, 22.) Verse 13. - Then; temporal (ver. 5, note). When John was preaching and baptizing. Cometh (ver. 1, note). From Galilee. Mark adds, "from Nazareth of Galilee" (for this is his first historical mention of our Lord), thereby implying that our Lord had lived in Nazareth since our Matthew 2:22, etc. In contrast to the representative teachers from Jerusalem, and the crowds both from there and from the Jordan valley (ver. 5), this Stranger came from Galilee. To Jordan. It is hard to see why the Revised Version inserts "the" here and leaves the Authorized Version unaltered in ver. 5. To be baptized (τοῦ βαπτισθῆναι); Matthew 2:13, note. By him; and no other. Not mere baptism, but baptism at the hands of John, was our Lord's motive for coming. He would link his own work on to that of John (vide infra) . 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.
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