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Matthew 3:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But John would have hindered him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized by thee, and comest thou to me?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but John urgently forbad him, saying, *I* have need to be baptised of thee; and comest *thou* to me?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, he, would have hindered him, saying—I, have, need, by thee, to be immersed,—and dost, thou, come unto me?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— but John was forbidding him, saying, 'I have need by thee to be baptized—and thou dost come unto me!'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But John stayed him, saying: I ought to be baptized by thee, and comest thou to me?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But Iohn forbade him, saying, I haue need to bee baptized of thee, and commest thou to me?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But Juchanon prohibited him, and said, I need from thee to be baptized, and hast thou come unto me?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But John refused him; and said, I need to be baptized by thee, and hast thou come to me?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
John 2491
{2491} Prime
Ἰωάννης
Ioannes
{ee-o-an'-nace}
Of Hebrew origin [H3110]; Joannes (that is, Jochanan), the name of four Israelites.
forbad 1254
{1254} Prime
διακωλύω
diakoluo
{dee-ak-o-loo'-o}
From G1223 and G2967; to hinder altogether, that is, utterly prohibit.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
him, x846
(0846) Complement
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
saying, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
I 1473
{1473} Prime
ἐγώ
ego
{eg-o'}
A primary pronoun of the first person, 'I' (only expressed when emphatic).
have 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
need 5532
{5532} Prime
χρεία
chreia
{khri'-ah}
From the base of G5530 or G5534; employment, that is, an affair; also (by implication) occasion, demand, requirement or destitution.
to be baptized 907
{0907} Prime
βαπτίζω
baptizo
{bap-tid'-zo}
From a derivative of G0911; to make whelmed (that is, fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism.
z5683
<5683> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 159
of 5259
{5259} Prime
ὑπό
hupo
{hoop-o'}
A primary preposition; under, that is, (with the genitive) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative) of place (whither [underneath] or where [below]) or time (when [at]).
thee, 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
comest 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
thou 4771
{4771} Prime
σύ
su
{soo}
The personal pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
to 4314
{4314} Prime
πρός
pros
{pros}
A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, that is, toward (with the genitive case the side of, that is, pertaining to; with the dative case by the side of, that is, near to; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, that is, whither or for which it is predicated).
me? 3165
{3165} Prime
μέ
me
{meh}
A shorter (and probably original) form of G1691; me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 3:14

_ _ But John forbade him — rather, “was (in the act of) hindering him,” or “attempting to hinder him.”

_ _ saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? — (How John came to recognize Him, when he says he knew Him not, see on John 1:31-34.) The emphasis of this most remarkable speech lies all in the pronouns: “What! Shall the Master come for baptism to the servant — the sinless Savior to a sinner?” That thus much is in the Baptist’s words will be clearly seen if it be observed that he evidently regarded Jesus as Himself needing no purification but rather qualified to impart it to those who did. And do not all his other testimonies to Christ fully bear out this sense of the words? But it were a pity if, in the glory of this testimony to Christ, we should miss the beautiful spirit in which it was borne — “Lord, must I baptize Thee? Can I bring myself to do such a thing?” — reminding us of Peter’s exclamation at the supper table, “Lord, dost Thou wash my feet?” while it has nothing of the false humility and presumption which dictated Peter’s next speech. “Thou shalt never wash my feet” (John 13:6, John 13:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 3:13-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
John:

Luke 1:43 And whence [is] this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
John 13:6-8 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? ... Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

I have:

John 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
John 3:3-7 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. ... Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Acts 1:5-8 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. ... But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Galatians 3:27-29 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. ... And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Galatians 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath 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; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. ... Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Revelation 7:9-17 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; ... For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
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Lk 1:43. Jn 1:16; 3:3; 13:6. Ac 1:5. Ro 3:23, 25. Ga 3:22, 27; 4:6. Ep 2:3. Rv 7:9.

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