Luke 3:21
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New Living Translation
One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens 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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:21 Jesus praying, the heaven was opened - It is observable, that the three voices from heaven, see Lu 9:29,35; John 12:28; by which the Father bore witness to Christ, were pronounced either while he was praying, or quickly after it. Mt 3:13; Mr 1:9.

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Appendix vii. On the Date of the Nativity of Our Lord
So much, that is generally accessible, has of late been written on this subject, and such accord exists on the general question, that only the briefest statement seems requisite in this place, the space at our command being necessarily reserved for subjects which have either not been treated of by previous writers, or in a manner or form that seemed to make a fresh investigation desirable. At the outset it must be admitted, that absolute certainty is impossible as to the exact date of Christ's Nativity
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Fate of the Enemies of Jesus.
According to the calculation we adopt, the death of Jesus happened in the year 33 of our era.[1] It could not, at all events, be either before the year 29, the preaching of John and Jesus having commenced in the year 28,[2] or after the year 35, since in the year 36, and probably before the passover, Pilate and Kaiapha both lost their offices.[3] The death of Jesus appears, moreover, to have had no connection whatever with these two removals.[4] In his retirement, Pilate probably never dreamt for
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

Jesus at Capernaum.
Beset by an idea, gradually becoming more and more imperious and exclusive, Jesus proceeds henceforth with a kind of fatal impassibility in the path marked out by his astonishing genius and the extraordinary circumstances in which he lived. Hitherto he had only communicated his thoughts to a few persons secretly attracted to him; henceforward his teaching was sought after by the public. He was about thirty years of age.[1] The little group of hearers who had accompanied him to John the Baptist had,
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

The Distinction of the Holy Spirit from the Father and from his Son, Jesus Christ.
We have seen thus far that the Holy Spirit is a Person and a Divine Person. And now another question arises, Is He as a Person separate and distinct from the Father and from the Son? One who carefully studies the New Testament statements cannot but discover that beyond a question He is. We read in Luke iii. 21, 22, "Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon
R. A. Torrey—The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit

Cross References
Ezekiel 1:1
On July 31 of my thirtieth year, while I was with the Judean exiles beside the Kebar River in Babylon, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

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

Matthew 14:23
After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.

Mark 1:9
One day Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River.

Luke 5:16
But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.

Luke 9:18
One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, "Who do people say I am?"

Luke 9:28
About eight days later Jesus took Peter, John, and James up on a mountain to pray.

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