The Baptism of Jesus
k It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
l And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit m descending upon Him like a dove.
Then a voice came from heaven, n "You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Matthew 3:13 - 17
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.
When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened.
And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.
Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar, that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
And John bore witness, saying, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.
The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
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