Matthew 3:15
Good News Translation
But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so for now. For in this way we shall do all that God requires." So John agreed.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "For now this is how it should be, because we must do all God wants us to do." Then John agreed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answering, said to him: Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us to fulfil all justice. Then he suffered him.

New American Bible
Jesus said to him in reply, “Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Jesus answering, said to him: Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us to fulfil all justice. Then he suffered him.

Suffer.

John 13:7-9 Jesus answered and said to him: What I do, thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. . . .

for.

Psalm 40:7,8 Then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written of me . . .

Isaiah 42:21 And the Lord was willing to sanctify him, and to magnify the law, and exalt it.

Luke 1:6 And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord without blame.

John 4:34 Jesus saith to them: My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work.

John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: and he hath not left me alone. For I do always the things that please him.

John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also.

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love: as I also have kept my Father's commandments and do abide in his love.

Philippians 2:7,8 But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man. . . .

Hebrews 7:26 For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens:

1 Peter 2:21-24 For unto this are you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps. . . .

1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

Context
The Baptism of Jesus
14But John stayed him, saying: I ought to be baptized by thee, and comest thou to me? 15And Jesus answering, said to him: Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us to fulfil all justice. Then he suffered him. 16And Jesus being baptized, forthwith came out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened to him: and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him.…
Cross References
Psalm 40:7
Then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written of me

Psalm 40:8
That I should do thy will: O my God, I have desired it, and thy law in the midst of my heart.

Matthew 3:14
But John stayed him, saying: I ought to be baptized by thee, and comest thou to me?

John 4:34
Jesus saith to them: My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work.

John 8:29
And he that sent me is with me: and he hath not left me alone. For I do always the things that please him.

Additional Translations
“Let it be so now,” Jesus replied. “It is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness in this way.” Then John permitted Him.

But Jesus answering, said unto him, "Permit it presently; for thus it is fitting to us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permits Him.

And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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