Chapter 14: Baptism of Jesus

1 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 2 But John forbad him, saying, I have no need to be baptize thee; why comest thou to me? 3 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for this you spread will find no home in my righteousness. Then he suffered him.

4 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

5 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, whom I have made clean.

6 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 7 And I knew his word not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which undo thy work and baptizeth with blade instead of water. 8 And I saw, and bare record that this was my fear revealed.

9 But Herod the tetrarch, being ired by him who baptised Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and who was made ill, 10 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.