John 4:2
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New International Version
although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples.

New Living Translation
(though Jesus himself didn't baptize them--his disciples did).

English Standard Version
(although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples),

Berean Study Bible
(although it was not Jesus who baptized, but His disciples),

Berean Literal Bible
(although indeed Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples),

New American Standard Bible
(although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),

King James Bible
(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
(though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),

International Standard Version
although it was not Jesus who did the baptizing but his disciples—

NET Bible
(although Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples were),

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When it was not Yeshua himself baptizing, but his disciples.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(Actually, Jesus was not baptizing people. His disciples were.)

New American Standard 1977
(although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),

Jubilee Bible 2000
(though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples),

King James 2000 Bible
(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

American King James Version
(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

American Standard Version
(although Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples),

Douay-Rheims Bible
(Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples,)

Darby Bible Translation
(however, Jesus himself did not baptise, but his disciples),

English Revised Version
(although Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples),

Webster's Bible Translation
(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

Weymouth New Testament
though Jesus Himself did not baptize them, but His disciples did--

World English Bible
(although Jesus himself didn't baptize, but his disciples),

Young's Literal Translation
(though indeed Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples,)
Study Bible
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
1When Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard He was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John 2(although it was not Jesus who baptized, but His disciples), 3He left Judea and returned to Galilee.…
Word Study

(although indeed
kaitoige (Conj)
And yet, although, indeed. From kaitoi and ge; and yet indeed, i.e. Although really.

Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

was not baptizing,
ebaptizen (V-IIA-3S)
Lit: I dip, submerge, but specifically of ceremonial dipping; I baptize.

But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-3 Jesus applied himself more to preaching, which was the more excellent, 1Co 1:17, than to baptism. He would put honour upon his disciples, by employing them to baptize. He teaches us that the benefit of sacraments depends not on the hand that administers them.
Cross References
John 2:2
and Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

John 3:22
After this, Jesus and His disciples went into the Judean countryside, where He spent some time with them and baptized.

John 3:26
So John's disciples came to him and said, "Look Rabbi, the One who was with you beyond the Jordan, whom you testified about--He is baptizing, and everyone is going to Him."

1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with eloquent words of wisdom, lest the cross of the Christ be emptied of its power.
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