The Savior’s Ordinances

The Savior received at least 2 ordinances during His life: baptism in the Jordan river, and priesthood keys on the Mount of Transfiguration.


Matt 3:13–17 Mark 1:9–11 Luke 3:21–22 John 1:32–34

And Then/Now when all the people were baptized it came to pass in those days that cometh/came Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee to Jordan unto John, also to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was/being baptized of John in Jordan, and went/coming up straightway out of the water: and praying, lo, he saw the heavens/heaven were/was opened unto him, and John bare record, saying, he/I saw the [Spirit of God / Holy Ghost] descend[ing/ed] from heaven in a bodily shape like a dove, and it lighting abode upon him. And I knew him 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 baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. And lo there came a voice from heaven, which saying/said, [This is / Thou art] my beloved Son, in whom/thee I am well pleased.


Matt 17:1-13 Mark 9:2–13 Luke 9:28–36

And it came to pass [about an eight days / six days] after these sayings he/Jesus taketh/took with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and [bringeth/leadeth them / went] up into an high mountain apart by themselves to pray, And as he prayed [he was transfigured / the fashion of his countenance was altered] before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment became/was shining, exceeding white as the light/snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them and glistering. And, behold, there appeared unto them two men, which were [Moses and Elias / Elias with Moses] talk[ing/ed] with him/Jesus. Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, And Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord/Master, it is good for us to be here: and if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. For he [wist not / not knowing] what [to say / he said]; for they were sore afraid. And While he yet thus spake, behold, there was/came a bright cloud and that overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. and behold a voice there came out of the cloud, which said/saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And when the voice was past Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And suddenly when they had [lifted up their eyes / looked round about], they saw no man any more, save Jesus was found only alone with themselves. And as they came down from the mountain, he/Jesus charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man were/be risen again from the dead. And they kept it/that saying close with themselves, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean. And they his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? And he/Jesus answered and told/said unto them, Elias verily/truly [shall first come / cometh first], and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.


Matt 1:25 Luke 2:21–39

And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, [his name was / he] called his name JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.


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