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Matthew: 3
13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" 15But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness." Then he consented. 16And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened [Other ancient authorities add: to him] [to him] and he saw [the] Spirit of God descending like a dove, [and] alighting on him; 17and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son [Or: my Son, my (or: the) Beloved], with whom I am well pleased."

Mark: 1
9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove; 11and a voice came from heaven, "Thou art my beloved Son; [Or: my Son, my (or: the) Beloved] with thee I am well pleased."

Luke: 3
21Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, 22and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form, as a dove, and a voice came from heaven, "Thou art my beloved Son [Or: my Son, my (Or: the) Beloved]; with thee I am well pleased [Other ancient authorities read: today I have begotten thee]."

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