Matthew 3:17

“And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And loe, a voice from heauen, saying, This is my beloued Sonne, in whom I am well pleased.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a voice came out of heaven, saying, This is my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased.
- Basic English Bible

and behold, a voice out of the heavens saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I have found my delight.
- Darby Bible

And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
- Webster's Bible

while a voice came from Heaven, saying, "This is My Son, the dearly loved, in whom is My delight."
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."
- World English Bible

a vois fro heuenes, seiynge, This is my louyd sone, in which Y haue plesid to me.
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, `This is My Son -- the Beloved, in whom I did delight.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 3:17


3:17 And lo, a voice - We have here a glorious manifestation of the ever - blessed Trinity: the Father speaking from heaven, the Son spoken to, the Holy Ghost descending upon him. In whom I delight - What an encomium is this! How poor to this are all other kinds of praise! To he the pleasure, the delight of God, this is praise indeed: this is true glory: this is the highest, the brightest light, that virtue can appear in.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 3:17


Mt 3:17 A voice from heaven. Three times God speaks from heaven in connection with the ministry of Christ--at his baptism (Mt 3:17 Mr 1:11 Lu 3:22), his transfiguration (Mt 17:5 Mr 9:7 Lu 9:35), and in the temple just before his suffering (Joh 12:28). This is my beloved Son. The very words addressed to the Messiah in Ps 2:7; and from which the "Son of God" became one of his standing appellations. Thus the baptism of Christ was the occasion of his public recognition. No reader should fail to observe the significance of the "time" chosen by God for the acknowledgment of the Son. It is just after he has humbled himself in an act of obedience, in baptism, that the Holy Spirit anoints him as the Christ, and God formally acknowledges him as his Son. No more forcible expression of the estimate set by God on this institution could be given. This example and the New Testament harmonizes in teaching (1) That we must be baptized if we would follow Christ. (2) That it is when we repent and are baptized that we receive the Holy Spirit (Ac 2:38). (3) That when we have obeyed the Lord he will recognize us as his children.

Discussion for Matthew 3

  • 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.
  • Daniel
    The baptism of Jesus is to show that we all should be baptized Acts 2 38 39 tells us tjat it is essential for salvation.
  • Michael
    In the book of Matthew, Jesus of Nazareth tells all that one must be sent to Moses for judgment and conviction of their sins; it is then Moses who sends that person back to Jesus, to repent of their sins: then comes the fiery trials by the Holy Ghost to test new converts, to see if they truly are those who stand to His right hand, or those condemned to stand to the left.
  • Annonmous
    All 3 at the same place at one time. Father, son, Holy ghost. awesome
  • Micheal robinson
    Our Father which art in Heaven hallowed be Thy Name. Deacon Robinson