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Matthew 3:15

15 But Jesus said, It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires.* So John agreed to baptize him.

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Matthew 3:15 — The New International Version (NIV)

15 Jesus replied, Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.

Matthew 3:15 — English Standard Version (ESV)

15 But Jesus answered him, Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.

Matthew 3:15 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

15 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.

Matthew 3:15 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

15 But Jesus answered and said to him, Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.

Matthew 3:15 — New Century Version (NCV)

15 Jesus answered, “Let it be this way for now. We should do all things that are God’s will.” So John agreed to baptize Jesus.

Matthew 3:15 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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

Matthew 3:15 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Matthew 3:15 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

15 Jesus answered him, “This is the way it has to be now. This is the proper way to do everything that God requires of us.”

Then John gave in to him.

Matthew 3:15 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 Jesus answered him, Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him to be baptized.

Matthew 3:15 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 But Jesus answered him, Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.

Matthew 3:15 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it now, for in this way it is right for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he permitted him.

Matthew 3:15 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

15 Jesus replied, “Let it be this way for now. It is right for us to do this. It carries out God’s holy plan.” Then John agreed.

Matthew 3:15 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

15 But Jesus answering said to him, Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he permitted Him.