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Baptism of Jesus Christ by John in the River Jordan

Baptism of Jesus Christ by John in the River Jordan

The Baptism of Jesus. Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, *I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?* But Jesus answered him, *Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.* Then John consented. And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and a voice from heaven said, *This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.*