Matt. 3:15 KJV (With Strong’s)

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And
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
Jesus
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
Iesous (Greek #2424)
Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites
KJV usage: Jesus.
Pronounce: ee-ay-sooce'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (03091)
answering
apokrinomai (Greek #611)
to conclude for oneself, i.e. (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare 06030) to begin to speak (where an address is expected)
KJV usage: answer.
Pronounce: ap-ok-ree'-nom-ahee
Origin: from 575 and κρίνω
said
epo (Greek #2036)
to speak or say (by word or writing)
KJV usage: answer, bid, bring word, call, command, grant, say (on), speak, tell. Compare 3004.
Pronounce: ep'-o
Origin: a primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from 2046, 4483, and 5346)
unto
pros (Greek #4314)
a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e. pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e. near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e. whither or for which it is predicated)
KJV usage: about, according to , against, among, at, because of, before, between, (where-)by, for, X at thy house, in, for intent, nigh unto, of, which pertain to, that, to (the end that), X together, to (you) -ward, unto, with(-in). In the comparative case, it denotes essentially the same applications, namely, motion towards, accession to, or nearness at.
Pronounce: pros
Origin: a strengthened form of 4253
him
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
, Suffer
aphiemi (Greek #863)
to send forth, in various applications (as follow)
KJV usage: cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave, let (alone, be, go, have), omit, put (send) away, remit, suffer, yield up.
Pronounce: af-ee'-ay-mee
Origin: from 575 and ἵημι (to send; an intensive form of εἶμι, to go)
it to be so now
arti (Greek #737)
just now
KJV usage: this day (hour), hence(-forth), here(-after), hither(-to), (even) now, (this) present.
Pronounce: ar'-tee
Origin: adverb from a derivative of 142 (compare 740) through the idea of suspension
: for
gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
thus
houto (Greek #3779)
in this way (referring to what precedes or follows)
KJV usage: after that, after (in) this manner, as, even (so), for all that, like(-wise), no more, on this fashion(-wise), so (in like manner), thus, what.
Pronounce: hoo'-to
Origin: οὕτως (hoo'-toce) adverb from 3778
it becometh
prepo (Greek #4241)
to tower up (be conspicuous), i.e. (by implication) to be suitable or proper (third person singular present indicative, often used impersonally, it is fit or right)
KJV usage: become, comely.
Pronounce: prep'-o
Origin: apparently a primary verb
us
hemin (Greek #2254)
to (or for, with, by) us
KJV usage: our, (for) us, we.
Pronounce: hay-meen'
Origin: dative case plural of 1473
to fulfil
pleroo (Greek #4137)
to make replete, i.e. (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.
KJV usage: accomplish, X after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfil, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, supply.
Pronounce: play-ro'-o
Origin: from 4134
all
pas (Greek #3956)
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
KJV usage: all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.
Pronounce: pas
Origin: including all the forms of declension
righteousness
dikaiosune (Greek #1343)
equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification
KJV usage: righteousness.
Pronounce: dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay
Origin: from 1342
. Then
tote (Greek #5119)
the when, i.e. at the time that (of the past or future, also in consecution)
KJV usage: that time, then.
Pronounce: tot'-eh
Origin: from (the neuter of) 3588 and 3753
he suffered
aphiemi (Greek #863)
to send forth, in various applications (as follow)
KJV usage: cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave, let (alone, be, go, have), omit, put (send) away, remit, suffer, yield up.
Pronounce: af-ee'-ay-mee
Origin: from 575 and ἵημι (to send; an intensive form of εἶμι, to go)
him
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
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Ministry on This Verse

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Suffer.
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Psa. 40:7‑8• 7Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me--
8To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.
(Psa. 40:7‑8)
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Isa. 42:21• 21Jehovah had delight in him for his righteousness' sake: he hath magnified the law, and made it honourable. (Isa. 42:21)
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Luke 1:6• 6And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. (Luke 1:6)
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John 4:34• 34Jesus says to them, My food is that I should do the will of him that has sent me, and that I should finish his work. (John 4:34)
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John 8:29• 29And he that has sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, because I do always the things that are pleasing to him. (John 8:29)
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John 13:15• 15for I have given you an example that, as I have done to you, ye should do also. (John 13:15)
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John 15:10• 10If ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. (John 15:10)
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Phil. 2:7‑8• 7but emptied himself, taking a bondman's form, taking his place in the likeness of men;
8and having been found in figure as a man, humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of the cross.
(Phil. 2:7‑8)
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Heb. 7:26• 26For such a high priest became us, holy, harmless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and become higher than the heavens: (Heb. 7:26)
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1 Peter 2:21‑24• 21For to this have ye been called; for Christ also has suffered for you, leaving you a model that ye should follow in his steps:
22who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth;
23who, when reviled, reviled not again; when suffering, threatened not; but gave himself over into the hands of him who judges righteously;
24who himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, in order that, being dead to sins, we may live to righteousness: by whose stripes ye have been healed.
(1 Peter 2:21‑24)
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1 John 2:6• 6He that says he abides in him ought, even as *he* walked, himself also so to walk. (1 John 2:6)
 It is all righteousness now to be fulfilled, and not merely the doing of the law. Now it was the righteousness of acknowledging the true state in which even the best part of Israel lay. For if there were any in Israel that showed a feeling for God, it was those who were baptized of John — those who repented in view of the kingdom of heaven. They desired God's promises, and they wished to be ready for the King. And the Lord's heart was there at once; the sympathies of His soul were with those that were humbling themselves in the sense of their sin before God.* The same principle is true of us in proportion as the Spirit of Christ is ungrieved in our souls. (Remarks on Matthew 3 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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But Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it now; for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffers him.

W. Kelly Translation

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But Jesus answering said to him, Suffer [it] now; for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousnessa. Then he suffers him.1

WK Translation Notes

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all righteousness: It is desirable to give the distributive "every" rather than "all," but that our idiom forbids its use with "righteousness."

Full Notes

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all righteousness: It is desirable to give the distributive "every" rather than "all," but that our idiom forbids its use with "righteousness," which is in my judgment, far better than "ordinance," or "institution," suggested by Campbell and others. (Christian Annotator 3:220)

WK Verse Note

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(Note: Words in italics have been inserted from the J. N. Darby translation where the W. Kelly translation doesn’t exist.)