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

King James Bible
Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, all the people having been baptised, and Jesus having been baptised and praying, that the heaven was opened,

World English Bible
Now it happened, when all the people were baptized, Jesus also had been baptized, and was praying. The sky was opened,

Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, in all the people being baptised, Jesus also being baptised, and praying, the heaven was opened,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Jesus - being baptized - See on Matthew 3:16, Matthew 3:17 (note).

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that.

Matthew 3:13-15 Then comes Jesus from Galilee to Jordan to John, to be baptized of him...

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.

John 1:32 And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it stayed on him.

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and praying.

Luke 9:28,29 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray...

John 12:27,28 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I to this hour...

the heaven.

Matthew 3:16,17 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, see, the heavens were opened to him...

Mark 1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending on him:

John 1:32-34 And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it stayed on him...

Library
St John the Baptist
Chester Cathedral. 1872. St Luke iii. 2, 3, 7, 9-14. "The Word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. . . . Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance. . . . And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

John's Rebuke of Herod.
Preached May 15, 1853. JOHN'S REBUKE OF HEROD. "But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done, added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison,"--Luke iii. 19, 20. The life of John the Baptist divides itself into three distinct periods. Of the first we are told almost nothing, but we may conjecture much. We are told that he was in the deserts till his showing unto Israel. It was a period probably, in which,
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton

A New Age and New Standards
As the Kingdom Comes Ethical Standards Must Advance Every approximation to the Reign of God in humanity demands an advance in the social relations of men, that is, an advance in ethics. Every really epochal advance must have it or slip back. There must be, first, better obedience to the moral principles already recognized and accepted by society; second, an expansion of the sway of ethical duty to new fields and wider groups of humanity; and third, a recognition of new duties and the assimilation
Walter Rauschenbusch—The Social Principles of Jesus

Luke.
Lucas, Evangelii el medicinae munera pandens; Artibus hinc, illinc religione, valet: Utilis ille labor, per quem vixere tot aegri; Utilior, per quem tot didicere mori!" Critical and Biographical Schleiermacher: Ueber die Schriften des Lukas. Berlin, 1817. Reprinted in the second vol. of his Sämmtliche Werke, Berlin, 1836 (pp. 1-220). Translated by Bishop Thirlwall, London, 1825. James Smith (of Jordanhill, d. 1867): Dissertation on the Life and Writings of St. Luke, prefixed to his Voyage and
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I

Cross References
Ezekiel 1:1
In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

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

Matthew 14:23
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,

Mark 1:9
At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Luke 5:16
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Luke 9:18
Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"

Luke 9:28
About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.

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