1 Corinthians 1:16
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New International Version
(Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don't remember if I baptized anyone else.)

New Living Translation
(Oh yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas, but I don't remember baptizing anyone else.)

English Standard Version
(I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)

New American Standard Bible
Now I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any other.

King James Bible
And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I did, in fact, baptize the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don't know if I baptized anyone else.

International Standard Version
(Oh yes, I also baptized the family of Stephanas. Beyond that, I'm not sure whether I baptized anyone else.)

NET Bible
(I also baptized the household of Stephanus. Otherwise, I do not remember whether I baptized anyone else.)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I baptized also the household of Estephana, but otherwise I do not know if I baptized any others.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I also baptized Stephanas and his family. Beyond that, I'm not sure whether I baptized anyone else.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I baptized also the household of Stephanas; besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

King James 2000 Bible
And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

American King James Version
And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

American Standard Version
And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I baptized also the household of Stephanus; besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

Darby Bible Translation
Yes, I baptised also the house of Stephanas; for the rest I know not if I have baptised any other.

English Revised Version
And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I baptized also the household of Stephanas; besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

Weymouth New Testament
I did, however, baptize Stephanas' household also: but I do not think that I baptized any one else.

World English Bible
(I also baptized the household of Stephanas; besides them, I don't know whether I baptized any other.)

Young's Literal Translation
and I did baptize also Stephanas' household -- further, I have not known if I did baptize any other.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:10-16 In the great things of religion be of one mind; and where there is not unity of sentiment, still let there be union of affection. Agreement in the greater things should extinguish divisions about the lesser. There will be perfect union in heaven, and the nearer we approach it on earth, the nearer we come to perfection. Paul and Apollos both were faithful ministers of Jesus Christ, and helpers of their faith and joy; but those disposed to be contentious, broke into parties. So liable are the best things to be corrupted, and the gospel and its institutions made engines of discord and contention. Satan has always endeavoured to stir up strife among Christians, as one of his chief devices against the gospel. The apostle left it to other ministers to baptize, while he preached the gospel, as a more useful work.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - And I baptized also. This he recalls by an afterthought being, perhaps, reminded of it by Stephanas himself. The household of Stephanas. Stephanas and his house were the first converts in Achaia (1 Corinthians 16:5). When converts became more numerous, St. Paul ceased to baptize them personally (comp. Acts 10:48). I know not. The inspiration of the apostles involved none of the mechanical infallibility ascribed to them by popular dogma, He forgot whether he had baptized any one else or not, but this made no difference as regards his main argument.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And I also baptized the household of Stephanas,.... The same name with "Stephanios", or "Stephanio" in Pliny (e). Before he says he had baptized none but Crispus and Gaius; but recollecting things, he corrects himself, and observes, that he had also baptized the household of Stephanas, who by the Greek writers is thought to be the same with the jailer baptized by the apostle at Philippi, but was now removed from thence to Corinth, and was become a famous and useful man there. No argument can be formed from the baptism of his household in favour of infant baptism, since it must be first proved that he had any infants in his family, and that these were baptized; and if his household and the jailer's are the same, it is certain that his household were such who were capable of having the word of God spoke to them, and who actually did believe in God. And if they were not the same, yet it is clear that this household of Stephanas consisted of adult, converted, and very useful persons; they were the firstfruits of Achaia, and had addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints, 1 Corinthians 16:15.

Besides, that is, the above mentioned persons,

I know not whether I baptized any other; meaning at Corinth, for he might have baptized, and doubtless did baptize many more in other places, for anything that is here said to the contrary: of this he would not be positive; for though he might fully know, and well remember, on recollection, who, and how many, were baptized by him with his own hands there, yet he could not tell but that some persons might have removed thither, and become members of the church in that place, who had been baptized by him elsewhere,

(e) Nat. Hist. l. 7. c. 48.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

16. household of Stephanas—"The first-fruits of Achaia," that is, among the first converted there (1Co 16:15, 17). It is likely that such "households" included infants (Ac 16:33). The history of the Church favors this view, as infant baptism was the usage from the earliest ages.

1 Corinthians 1:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
Unity in the Church
15so that no one would say you were baptized in my name. 16Now I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any other. 17For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.
Cross References
Acts 11:14
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'

1 Corinthians 1:15
so no one can say that you were baptized in my name.

1 Corinthians 16:15
You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the Lord's people. I urge you, brothers and sisters,

1 Corinthians 16:17
I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.
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