Matthew 3:15

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations for 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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 for Matthew 3:15

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 3:15

  • Markcus Clemons on Matthew 3:15
    I think God for his love and his word that I may be used by him
  • Bruce on Matthew 3:15
    The Us Is The God Head That Was Present At Jesus Baptism.They Were Revealing The Way They Were Going To Fulfill Righteousness Through The Death,Burial And Resurrection of Jesus Christ.John 's Baptism Was Of Repentance.Jesus Had No Sin To Repent Of And John 's Baptism Made Nobody Righteous.The God Head Was Revealing The Way Righteouness Would Be Fulfilled By Jesus Shed Blood And Death On The Cross And Resurrection In Whom All Who Believe Are Made Righteous.The God Head Was Present At Another Important Event The Creation Of Man.
  • Henry Hamilton on Matthew 3:15
    Since Jesus was a Priest, The Mosiac Law indicated the He was to be baptised at the age of 30 and this is why He told John that the fulfillment of all rightouswness was to be done.
  • Jeff on Matthew 3:15
    Suffer is the key word.
  • Lev on Matthew 3:15
    Sorry, part of the text was missing in my previous letter; Please, reply me on this one;

    I'm not native in English language, but still have a great desire to be able to understand each word, that belongs to Jesus Christ;
    My question would be:
    1 Corinthians 4:12 sentence ends like that ,,being persecuted, we suffer it"
    In this case, ,,suffer it" means - "to bear" right?

    I know, that "suffer" also means - "allow someone to do something" but, I think, "bear it to be so now" might be proper, also.

    Please, help me understand. .
  • Lev on Matthew 3:15
    I'm not native in English language, but still have a great desire to be able to understand each word, that belongs to Jesus Christ;
    My question would be:
    1 Corinthians 4:12 sentence ends like that ,,being persecuted, we suffer it"
    In this case, suffer it means - to bear right?

    I know, that also means - but, I think, might be proper, also.

    Please, help me understand. .
  • Charlie Gray on Matthew 3:15
    I wonder what the "righteous law of God" means. I am going to study that scripture more.


 

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