Matthew 3:15

Matthew 3 - Greek/English/Strong’s Interlinear

King James Version

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.
New King James Version

But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.
New American Standard Bible

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 International Version

Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
The Amplified Bible

But Jesus replied to him, Permit it just now; for this is the fitting way for [both of] us to fulfill all righteousness [that is, to perform completely whatever is right]. Then he permitted Him.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

But answering, Jesus said to him, Permit it at this time, for thus is it fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he acceded to His wishes.
Phillips’ Modern English

But Jesus replied, “It is right for us to meet all the Law’s demands – let it be so now.” Then John agreed to baptise Him.
Williams’ Language of the People

But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for this is the fitting way for both of us to do our full duty to God (Greek, to fulfill all righteousness).” Then he yielded to Him.
Mt. 3:14 π Mt. 3:16
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See Also:

Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. A Voice in the Wilderness; Men Called Him Master - Elwyn Allen Smith In the first chapter of this excellent novelization of the gospels, John and Andrew are with the Baptizer.

  2. The Wiles of the Adversary in the Spiritual Sphere Concerning Revelations, the Voice of the Lord, Guidance, and Liberty.; The Warfare With Satan and the Way of Victory - Jesse Penn-Lewis Let us see that we are now encased safely in the heavenly armour, under the protection of the Blood of the Lamb, as we take the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, and unveil some of the wiles of the devil which he plans around some aspects of the life in the spiritual sphere.
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