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13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.The Baptism of Jesus Mt.3.13-17 (Jordan River) | Mk.1.9-11 | Lk.3.21-22
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." 

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