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.
Treasury of Scripture
John 13:7-9 Jesus answered and said to him, What I do you know not now; but you shall know hereafter...
Psalm 40:7,8 Then said I, See, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me...
Isaiah 42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.
Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.
John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
Philippians 2:7,8 But made himself of no reputation, and took on him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men...
Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
1 Peter 2:21-24 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps...
1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
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 Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffereth him.
And Jesus answering, said to him: Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us to fulfill all justice. Then he suffered him.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it now; for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffers him.
King James Bible
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.
Young's 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.