New International Version
But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"
King James Bible
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
Darby Bible Translation
but John urgently forbad him, saying, *I* have need to be baptised of thee; and comest *thou* to me?
World English Bible
But John would have hindered him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?"
Young's Literal Translation
but John was forbidding him, saying, 'I have need by thee to be baptized -- and thou dost come unto me!'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
John forbad him - Earnestly and pressingly opposed him: this is the proper import of the words διεκωλευεν αυτον. I have observed that δια, in composition, most frequently, if not always, strengthens the signification in classic authors. - Wakefield.
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Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.
Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.
Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office;
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