But John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized of you, and come you to me?
Treasury of Scripture
Luke 1:43 And what is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
John 13:6-8 Then comes he to Simon Peter: and Peter said to him, Lord, do you wash my feet...
John 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.
John 3:3-7 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God...
Acts 1:5-8 For John truly baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence...
Romans 3:23,25 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God...
Galatians 3:22,27-29 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe...
Galatians 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Ephesians 2:3-5 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind...
Revelation 7:9-17 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds...
ContextThe Baptism of Jesus
13Then comes Jesus from Galilee to Jordan to John, to be baptized of him. 14But John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized of you, and come you to me? 15And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, see, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting on him: 17And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
But John would have hindered him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
But John stayed him, saying: I ought to be baptized by 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?
King James Bible
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou 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!'