New Living Translation
But John tried to talk him out of it. "I am the one who needs to be baptized by you," he said, "so why are you coming 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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LibraryJohn the Baptist's Person and Preaching.
(in the Wilderness of Judæa, and on the Banks of the Jordan, Occupying Several Months, Probably a.d. 25 or 26.) ^A Matt. III. 1-12; ^B Mark I. 1-8; ^C Luke III. 1-18. ^b 1 The beginning of the gospel [John begins his Gospel from eternity, where the Word is found coexistent with God. Matthew begins with Jesus, the humanly generated son of Abraham and David, born in the days of Herod the king. Luke begins with the birth of John the Baptist, the Messiah's herald; and Mark begins with the ministry …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Jesus Baptized by John in the Jordan.
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The Baptism of Jesus: Its Higher Meaning.
Then Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John.
But Jesus said, "It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires." So John agreed to baptize him.
I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to visit you, but I was prevented until now. I want to work among you and see spiritual fruit, just as I have seen among other Gentiles.
There were many priests under the old system, for death prevented them from remaining in office.
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