Mark 1:8
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New International Version
I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

New Living Translation
I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!"

English Standard Version
I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Berean Study Bible
I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

Berean Literal Bible
I baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

New American Standard Bible
"I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

King James Bible
I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

International Standard Version
I baptized you with water, but it is he who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

NET Bible
I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

New Heart English Bible
I baptized you in water, but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have immersed you in water, but he will immerse you in The Spirit of Holiness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

New American Standard 1977
“I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
I indeed have baptized you with water, but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

American King James Version
I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

American Standard Version
I baptized you in water; But he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have baptized you with water; but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

Darby Bible Translation
I indeed have baptised you with water, but he shall baptise you with [the] Holy Spirit.

English Revised Version
I baptized you with water; but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

Webster's Bible Translation
I indeed have baptized you with water: but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
I have baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

World English Bible
I baptized you in water, but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit."

Young's Literal Translation
I indeed did baptize you with water, but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.'
Study Bible
The Mission of John the Baptist
7And he began to proclaim: “After me will come One more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” 9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.…
Cross References
Matthew 3:11
I baptize you with water for repentance, but after me will come One more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Mark 1:7
And he began to proclaim: "After me will come One more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.

Mark 1:9
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Luke 3:16
John answered all of them: "I baptize you with water, but One more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

John 1:26
"I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands One you do not know.

John 1:33
I myself did not know Him, but the One who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is He who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'

Acts 1:5
For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."
Treasury of Scripture

I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

have.

Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. but he that comes …

he shall.

Proverbs 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit to you, …

Isaiah 32:15 Until the spirit be poured on us from on high, and the wilderness …

Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods on the dry …

Ezekiel 36:25-27 Then will I sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: …

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit …

Acts 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with …

Acts 2:4,17 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak …

Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many …

Acts 11:15,16 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at …

Acts 19:4-6 Then said Paul, John truly baptized with the baptism of repentance, …

1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be …

Titus 3:5,6 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to …

(8) I indeed have baptized you with water.--See Note on Matthew 3:11. St. Mark omits the "fire" which St. Matthew joins with the Holy Ghost, possibly as less intelligible to his Gentile readers.

Verse 8. - I baptized you with water; but he shall baptize you with [or in] the Holy Ghost. It is as though he said, "Christ will pour his Holy Spirit so abundantly upon you, that he will cleanse you from all your sins, and fill you with holiness and love and all his other excellent graces." Christ did this visibly on the day of Pentecost. And this he does invisibly in the. sacrament of Holy Baptism, and in the rite of Confirmation, which is the completion of the sacrament of Baptism. John baptized with water only, but Christ with water and the Holy Spirit. John baptized the body only, Christ baptizes the soul. By how much, therefore, the Holy Spirit transcends the water, and the soul excels the body, by so much is Christ's baptism more excellent than that of John, which was only preparatory and rudimentary. If it be asked why it was needful that our Lord should be baptized with John's baptism, the best answer is that given by Christ himself, "Suffer it to be so now; for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness;" it becometh us - me in receiving this baptism, and you in imparting it. Christ was sent to do the whole will of God; and as in his circumcision, so in his baptism, "he was made to be sin for us, who knew no sin." I indeed have baptized you with water,.... This was spoken to the baptized persons, partly to take off their dependence upon him and his baptism; and partly to direct their views to Christ, from whom the gifts and graces of the Spirit are alone to be had:

but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost; See Gill on Matthew 3:11. One copy adds, "and with fire", as there: a Jewish writer says, the holy blessed God baptizeth with fire, and the wise shall understand (p).

(p) R. Menachem in Leviticus 8.apud Ainsworth on Genesis 17.12. 1:1-8. Isaiah and Malachi each spake concerning the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, in the ministry of John. From these prophets we may observe, that Christ, in his gospel, comes among us, bringing with him a treasure of grace, and a sceptre of government. Such is the corruption of the world, that there is great opposition to his progress. When God sent his Son into the world, he took care, and when he sends him into the heart, he takes care, to prepare his way before him. John thinks himself unworthy of the meanest office about Christ. The most eminent saints have always been the most humble. They feel their need of Christ's atoning blood and sanctifying Spirit, more than others. The great promise Christ makes in his gospel to those who have repented, and have had their sins forgiven them, is, they shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost; shall be purified by his graces, and refreshed by his comforts. We use the ordinances, word, and sacraments without profit and comfort, for the most part, because we have not of that Divine light within us; and we have it not because we ask it not; for we have his word that cannot fail, that our heavenly Father will give this light, his Holy Spirit, to those that ask it.
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