Acts 19:3
New International Version
So Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?" "John's baptism," they replied.

New Living Translation
"Then what baptism did you experience?" he asked. And they replied, "The baptism of John."

English Standard Version
And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John’s baptism.”

Berean Study Bible
“Into what, then, were you baptized?” Paul asked. “The baptism of John,” they replied.

Berean Literal Bible
And he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" And they said, "Into the baptism of John."

New American Standard Bible
And he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" And they said, "Into John's baptism."

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.

Christian Standard Bible
"Into what then were you baptized?" he asked them. "Into John's baptism," they replied.

Contemporary English Version
"Then why were you baptized?" Paul asked. They answered, "Because of what John taught."

Good News Translation
"Well, then, what kind of baptism did you receive?" Paul asked. "The baptism of John," they answered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then what baptism were you baptized with?" he asked them." With John's baptism," they replied.

International Standard Version
He then asked, "Then into what were you baptized?" They answered, "Into John's baptism."

NET Bible
So Paul said, "Into what then were you baptized?" "Into John's baptism," they replied.

New Heart English Bible
He said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them, “Unto what were you baptized?” They were saying, “Unto the baptism of Yohannan”.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Paul asked them, "What kind of baptism did you have?" They answered, "John's baptism."

New American Standard 1977
And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said, “Into John’s baptism.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto them, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, Unto what then were you baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.

American King James Version
And he said to them, To what then were you baptized? And they said, To John's baptism.

American Standard Version
And he said, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: In what then were you baptized? Who said: In John's baptism.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, To what then were ye baptised? And they said, To the baptism of John.

English Revised Version
And he said, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism.

Weymouth New Testament
"Into what then were you baptized?" he asked. "Into John's baptism," they replied.

World English Bible
He said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism."

Young's Literal Translation
and he said unto them, 'To what, then, were ye baptized?' and they said, 'To John's baptism.'
Study Bible
The Holy Spirit Received at Ephesus
2and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” “No,” they answered, “we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” 3“Into what, then, were you baptized?” Paul asked. “The baptism of John,” they replied. 4Paul explained: “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the One coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”…
Cross References
Matthew 3:6
Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

Luke 7:29
All the people who heard this, even the tax collectors, acknowledged God's justice. For they had received the baptism of John.

Acts 18:25
He had been instructed in the way of the Lord and was fervent in spirit. He spoke and taught accurately about Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.

Hebrews 6:2
instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, To what then were you baptized? And they said, To John's baptism.

Unto what.

Matthew 28:19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Unto John's.

Acts 18:25
This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

Matthew 3:1-17
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, …

Luke 3:1-38
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, …







Lexicon
“Into
Εἰς (Eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

what,
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

were you baptized?”
ἐβαπτίσθητε (ebaptisthēte)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 907: Lit: I dip, submerge, but specifically of ceremonial dipping; I baptize.

[Paul] asked.
Εἶπέν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“The
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

baptism
βάπτισμα (baptisma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 908: The rite or ceremony of baptism. From baptizo; baptism.

of John,”
Ἰωάννου (Iōannou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

they replied.
εἶπαν (eipan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.
(3) Unto what then were ye baptized?--The answer of the disciples had shown (1) an imperfect instruction, falling short of that which catechumens ordinarily received before they were admitted to the new birth by water and the Spirit; (2) an imperfect spiritual experience. Could those who made it have been admitted into the Church of Christ by baptism in His name? The answer to that question showed their precise position. They were practically disciples of the Baptist, believing in Jesus as the Christ, and thinking that this constituted a sufficient qualification for communion with the Church of Christ.

Verse 3. - He said for he said unto them, A.V. and T.R.; into for unto (twice), A.V. Into what then were ye baptized? Nothing can mark more strongly the connection between baptism and the reception of the Holy Spirit than this question does. For it implies, "How could you be ignorant of the giving of the Holy Ghost if you were duly baptized?" (comp. Acts 2:38) The answer explains it, "We were baptized with John's baptism, to which no promise of the gift of the Holy Ghost was attached." 19:1-7 Paul, at Ephesus, found some religious persons, who looked to Jesus as the Messiah. They had not been led to expect the miraculous powers of the Holy Ghost, nor were they informed that the gospel was especially the ministration of the Spirit. But they spake as ready to welcome the notice of it. Paul shows them that John never design that those he baptized should rest there, but told them that they should believe on Him who should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. They thankfully accepted the discovery, and were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. The Holy Ghost came upon them in a surprising, overpowering manner; they spake with tongues, and prophesied, as the apostles and the first Gentile coverts did. Though we do not now expect miraculous powers, yet all who profess to be disciples of Christ, should be called on to examine whether they have received the seal of the Holy Ghost, in his sanctifying influences, to the sincerity of their faith. Many seem not to have heard that there is a Holy Ghost, and many deem all that is spoken concerning his graces and comforts, to be delusion. Of such it may properly be inquired, Unto what, then, were ye baptized? for they evidently know not the meaning of that outward sign on which they place great dependence.
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