But John tried to stop him. So he told Jesus, “I need to be baptized by you. So why do you come to me?”
those days John the Baptist came and preached in the Desert of Judea. He said, “Turn away from your sins! The kingdom of heaven has come near.”
he baptized many people
Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River. He wanted to be baptized by John.
i want to be baptized
“Let it be this way for now. It is right for us to do this. It carries out my holy plan.”
Then John agreed.
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened. John saw the Spirit of God coming down on Jesus like a dove. A voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him.”