3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John to be baptized by him in the Jordan River. 1 3:14 But John 2 tried to prevent 3 him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you come to me?” 3:15 So Jesus replied 4 to him, “Let it happen now, 5 for it is right for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John 6 yielded 7 to him.
1 tn “River” is not in the Greek text but is supplied for clarity.
2 tc ‡ The earliest
3 tn The imperfect verb has been translated conatively.
4 tn Grk “but Jesus, answering, said.” This construction with passive participle and finite verb is pleonastic (redundant) and has been simplified in the translation to “replied to him.”
5 tn Grk “Permit now.”
6 tn Grk “he”; the referent (John the Baptist) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
7 tn Or “permitted him.”