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

  • Christine
    Jesus is born then he is a man. What happened as he grew? Why do we baptize babies now? Did he make his holy communion?
  • Irene123
    There are some who believe that the 'mystery' of God cannot be known. But, It has been 'revealed' in His Word - Eph. 1:9; Col.1:26; Eph. 3:9
  • Wayne
    Baptism is not essential for salvation. Romans 6 and 1 Peter 3. Ephesians 2:8-10.
  • Irene123
    Jesus, as a baby, wasn't baptized because - NO babies are baptized in the Bible. A child has to be old enough to UNDERSTAND Acts 2:38. Peter said be baptized in the NAME of Jesus; Matt. 28:19 says the same thing - baptizing them in the NAME of; Jesus is the Father, and the son (flesh) and the Holy Ghost (Spirit). 1Tim. 3:16 - " ..... GOD was manifest (as the body of Jesus) in the flesh.
  • Kenzie a 11 year old
    It's. Amazing that Jesus did not get baptized When he was born because he is Jesus..........but this is one of my favorite bible story's
  • Irene123
    I've seen comments that John the Baptist was born with the Holy Ghost Jesus CHRIST was not. Notice Jesus is called Christ, which means anointed. The Holy Ghost is the - anointing, the anointing is God's spirit. The FULLNESS of the Godhead was in Jesus Jesus is God MANIFEST.

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