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

  • Mark
    matthew 4 12-17 17 from that time jesus began to preach. the same time that john was cast into prison
  • Carol S. in Walnut Creek, CA
    Stuart, Jesus said those were the two GREATEST commandments on which hung all the law and the prophets. He gave us OTHER commandments in the gospel, including the great commission to go into all the world and preach the gospel, healing and doing deliverance in His name. We are also to forgive as He forgave us if we are to be forgiven, and love one another as He loved us.
  • Stuart Rubin
    The whole New Testament is true and inspired by God. Paris Jesus our Lord and Saviour. Jesus summed up all the commandments saying there are only 2 commandments. Love God with all your heart and soul and love your neighbor as you love God or as you love yourself.
  • A disciple
    "But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:" Rabbinic Judaism of Jesus' day was a man-made system carefully contrived to enslave its adherents to hypocrisy, and completely shut them out from the knowledge of God in Christ.
  • I AM
    I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me does bear witness of me. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood:) And these three agree in one. Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me have. For I am not alone, but it is I and the Father that sent me.
  • Steve morrow
    2corinthians 1:21 now HE which establisheth us with you in CHRIST and hath anointed us is GOD 1:22 who hath also sealed us and given the earnest of the spirit in our hearts John 6:27 labor not for the meat which perisheth but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life which the son of man shall give unto you for HIM hath GOG the FATHER sealed

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