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 for Matthew 3:17

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 for Matthew 3:17

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 3:17

  • Marc on Matthew 3:17
    And interestingly, at the time God spoke, Jesus had accomplished no miracles or did anything that would warrant that expression from God, EXCEPT that He was well pleased with Him BECAUSE He was His Son... NOT because of His works, but purely based on God 's love for Him. And that is where we, as believers need to trust that God is well pleased with us, not because of what we do, but by who we are sons and daughters of the Living God !
  • MockingBird on Matthew 3:17
    If you will notice God said that Jesus was His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased God was and is not proud of His Son Jesus and neither will He be proud of us His children No where in his word does He talk about being proud of anything because pride is not of God Pride and being proud in and or about anything will always go before a fall !!!God always talks about what pleases Him. So should I be in my every day walk of life. I told my son that I would not be proud of him but that I would be pleased with the accomplishments he makes in his life. He thought I was a fruitcake at first but then he realized and accepted that I would be pleased with him !!!!! You take a bold stand on what God has revealed to you in His word long enough and others will follow along even though they may not know and understand !!! Isn 't God GOOOOOOOD !!!!
  • Alyson on Matthew 3:17
    I love this verse it is my favorite!!!


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