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Luke 3:21

    Luke 3:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that, Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now it came about that when all the people had been given baptism, Jesus, having had baptism with them, was in prayer, when, the heaven being open,

    Webster's Revision

    Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that, Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

    World English Bible

    Now it happened, when all the people were baptized, Jesus also had been baptized, and was praying. The sky was opened,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that, Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 3:21

    Jesus - being baptized - See on Matthew 3:16, Matthew 3:17 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 3:21

    See the notes at Matthew 3:13-17. "Jesus being baptized;" or, Jesus "having been" baptized. This took place after the baptism, and not "during" its administration, Matthew 3:16.

    Praying - This circumstance is omitted by the other evangelists; and it shows,

    1. That Jesus was in the habit of prayer.

    2. That it is proper to offer up special prayer at the administration of the ordinances of religion.

    3. That it is possible to pray in the midst of a great multitude, yet in secret. The prayer consisted, doubtless, in lifting up the heart silently to God. So "we" may do it anywhere - about our daily toil - in the midst of multitudes, and thus may pray "always."

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 3:21

    3:21 Jesus praying, the heaven was opened - It is observable, that the three voices from heaven, see Lu 9:29,35; John 12:28; by which the Father bore witness to Christ, were pronounced either while he was praying, or quickly after it. Mt 3:13; Mr 1:9.