Parallel Verses

Weymouth New Testament

"Let it be so on this occasion," Jesus replied; "for so we ought to fulfil every religious duty." Then he consented;

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.

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.

Holman Bible

Jesus answered him, “Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him to be baptized.

International Standard Version

But Jesus answered him, "Let it be this way for now, because this is the proper way for us to fulfill all righteousness."

A Conservative Version

But having answered, Jesus said to him, Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he allows him.

American Standard Version

But Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffereth him.

Amplified

But Jesus replied to him, “Permit it just now; for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John permitted [it and baptized] Him.

An Understandable Version

But Jesus answered him, "Allow it [to be done], for it is proper for us to complete everything that is right [before God]." So, John agreed to it.

Anderson New Testament

But Jesus answering said to him: Permit it now; for thus it be comes us to perform fully every righteous act. Then he permitted him.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and Jesus answer'd, Let it be so for the present, for it becometh us to do whatever is right. then John consented.

Darby Translation

But Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it now; for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffers him.

Godbey New Testament

And Jesus responding said to him; Suffer it now; for thus it is becoming us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffers Him.

Goodspeed New Testament

But Jesus answered, "Let it be so this time, for it is right for us to do everything that God requires." Then John consented.

John Wesley New Testament

And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it now; for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jesus having answered said to him, Permit now; for so it is suitable for us to complete all justice: then he permitted him.

King James 2000

And Jesus answering said unto him, Permit it to be so now: for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he permitted him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Jesus answered [and] said to him, "Permit [it] now, for in this way it is right for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted him.

Modern King James verseion

And answering Jesus said to him, Allow it now, for it is becoming to us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he allowed Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Jesus answered and said to him, "Let it be so now, for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he suffered him.

Moffatt New Testament

But Jesus answered him, "Come now, this is how we should fulfil all our duty to God." Then John gave in to him.

Montgomery New Testament

But Jesus answered, "Permit it now, for so it is fitting for us to fulfill every religious duty."

NET Bible

So Jesus replied to him, "Let it happen now, for it is right for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then John yielded to him.

New Heart English 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.

Noyes New Testament

And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it now; for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Sawyer New Testament

But Jesus answered and said to him, Suffer me now; for thus, it becomes us to complete all righteousness. Then he suffered him;

The Emphasized Bible

But Jesus answering, said unto him, Suffer me even now, - for, thus, it becometh us, to fulfil, all righteousness; then, he suffered him.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But Jesus answering said unto him, Permit it to be so now, for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he permitted him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Let it be so for the present," Jesus answered, "since it is fitting for us thus to satisfy every claim of religion." Upon this, John consented.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

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." Then he yielded to Him.

World English 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.

Worrell New Testament

But Jesus, answering, said to him, "Suffer it now; for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness." Then He suffers Him.

Worsley New Testament

And Jesus answering said unto him, Permit it now; for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.

Youngs Literal Translation

But Jesus answering said to him, 'Suffer now, for thus it is becoming to us to fulfil all righteousness,' then he doth suffer him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

ἀποκρίνομαι 
Apokrinomai 
Usage: 231

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

him

Usage: 0

ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57

it to be so
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

now
ἄρτι 
Arti 
Usage: 21

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

πρέπω 
Prepo 
Usage: 6

us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

to fulfil
πληρόω 
Pleroo 
Usage: 68

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

τότε 
Tote 
then, that time, when, not tr
Usage: 105

ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 3:15

Devotionals containing Matthew 3:15

Images Matthew 3:15

Prayers for Matthew 3:15

Context Readings

The Baptism Of Jesus

14 John protested. "It is I," he said, "who have need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" 15 "Let it be so on this occasion," Jesus replied; "for so we ought to fulfil every religious duty." Then he consented; 16 and Jesus was baptized, and immediately went up from the water. At that moment the heavens opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him,


Cross References

John 4:34

"My food," said Jesus, "is to be obedient to Him who sent me, and fully to accomplish His work.

John 8:29

And He who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone: for I do always what is pleasing to Him."

John 8:29

And He who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone: for I do always what is pleasing to Him."

Luke 1:6

They were both of them upright before God, blamelessly obeying all the Lord's precepts and ordinances.

John 13:7-9

"What I am doing," answered Jesus, "for the present you do not know, but afterwards you shall know."

John 13:15

For I have set you an example in order that you may do what I have done to you.

John 15:10

If you obey my commands, you will continue in my love, as I have obeyed my Father's commands and continue in His love.

Philippians 2:7-8

Nay, He stripped Himself of His glory, and took on Him the nature of a bondservant by becoming a man like other men.

Hebrews 7:26

Moreover we needed just such a High Priest as this--holy, guileless, undefiled, far removed from sinful men and exalted above the heavens;

1 Peter 2:21-24

And it is to this you were called; because Christ also suffered on your behalf, leaving you an example so that you should follow in His steps.

1 John 2:6

The man who professes to be continuing in Him is himself also bound to live as He lived.

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