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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thus it becometh us - It is suitable and proper. And though you may feel yourself unworthy, yet it is proper it should be done.
All righteousness - There was no particular precept in the Old Testament requiring this, but he chose to give the sanction of his example to the baptism of John, as to a divine ordinance. The phrase "all righteousness," here, is the same as a righteous institution or appointment. Jesus had no sin. But he was about to enter on his great work. It was proper that he should be set apart by his forerunner, and show his connection with him, and give his approbation to what John had done. He submitted to the ordinance of baptism, also, in order that occasion might be taken, at the commencement of his work, for God publicly to declare his approbation of him, and his solemn appointment to the office of the Messiah.
LibraryThe Dove of God
'He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him.' MATT. iii. 16. This Gospel of Matthew is emphatically the gospel of the Kingdom. It sets forth Jesus as the long-promised Messiah, the Son of David. And this conception of Him and of His work, whilst it runs through the whole of the Gospel, is more obviously influential in shaping the selection of incidents and colouring the cast of the language, in the early portion. Hence the genealogy with which the Gospel begins dwells …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
My Beloved is White and Ruddy, the Chiefest among Ten Thousand.
"Because I have Lived So Many Years"
Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
"And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him."
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