Matthew 3:15

“And Iesus answering, said vnto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becommeth vs to fulfill all righteousnesse. Then he suffered him.”

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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer `it' now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffereth him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Jesus made answer, saying to him, Let it be so now: because so it is right for us to make righteousness complete. Then he gave him baptism.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus answering said to him, Suffer [it] now; for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffers him.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
- Webster's Bible

Let it be so on this occasion, Jesus replied; "for so we ought to fulfil every religious duty." Then he consented;
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

But Jhesus answeride, and seide to hym, Suffre nowe, for thus it fallith to vs to fulfille al riytfulnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

But Jesus answering said to him, `Suffer now, for thus it is becoming to us to fulfill all righteousness,' then he doth suffer him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 3:15


3:15 It becometh us to fulfil all righteousness - It becometh every messenger of God to observe all his righteous ordinances. But the particular meaning of our Lord seems to be, that it becometh us to do (me to receive baptism, and you to administer it) in order to fulfil, that is, that I may fully perform every part of the righteous law of God, and the commission he hath given me.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 3:15


Mt 3:15 Suffer [it to be so] now. The term "now" implies that the relation of Jesus to his work made it proper that now he should be baptized. It is true that baptism was for sinners; Jesus was sinless; but he humbled himself, accepted the burden of human duties, and must set a perfect example to men. He obeyed the Jewish law, and it was needful also that he obey the Divine rite that John had inaugurated. Thus it becometh us. In order to fulfill all righteousness, show forth a perfect obedience, set a perfect example, it became him to submit to the institution of baptism, and it became John to administer it to him. "Us" refers to Jesus and John.

Discussion for Matthew 3

  • Mrs.sammie lee chunn
    I love what I am reading
  • Solomon wambua
    Comment*from the time of john the babtized the babtized to day is by the holy spirit and fire I say to day the church the baptized of the holy spirit thanks
  • REBECCA
    JESUS IS LORD FOREVER HE US RISEN HE US RISEN INDEED
  • Dewey J
    Geraldine, this is a mystery Matt. 1:8 says, Mary was found to be with child of the Holy Ghost therefore I believe that passage is stating that the Holy Ghost was with Jesus was formed by God the Father by the Holy Ghost. Jesus said the works that he did or miracles was not of a human or fleshly orgin but the father in him or the Holy Ghost. I believe this was a renewing of the Holy Ghost Matt3:16
  • John
    very well said God Bless you, we can not serve God in truth and spirit without the holy ghost,
  • Geraldine cole
    I no that when Jesus was born God Jesus Father use Mary's body to bring his son into the world God spirit went in Mary there was no sex at all now when Jesus was born he did not have the Holy spirit he receive the The Holy spirit when he was baptized and the Holy Ghost came upon him and when he when back to his father in heaven he let us no that the Holy Ghost is a gift to us and the Holy Ghost would lead us to all truth yes the Holy Ghost did come from his Father God and Jesus left the Holy Ghost for us Act chapter 2 v28 and The Father the Son The Holy Ghost are one if u have the Holy Ghost u can undertstand Jesus better because he will lead u to the truth

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