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

  • Micheal robinson
    Our Father which art in Heaven hallowed be Thy Name. Deacon Robinson
  • Keith
    If my people who are called by my name shall humble themself , turn from there wicked way . He said he will here there voice and answer there prayers. That a promise !!!!
  • Judith E Medeiros
    In Matthew 3:11 this describes "Water Baptism in preparation of Repentance of Sins", as John the Baptist made the way straight for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, who will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and with fire. Ref: 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Christ Our Savior, Truth, Life
  • 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
  • John
    very well said God Bless you, we can not serve God in truth and spirit without the holy ghost,

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