Luke 12:50
New International Version
But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed!

New Living Translation
I have a terrible baptism of suffering ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished.

English Standard Version
I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished!

Berean Study Bible
But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!

Berean Literal Bible
But I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and how I am distressed until it should be accomplished!

King James Bible
But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

New King James Version
But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!

New American Standard Bible
But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!

NASB 1995
"But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!

NASB 1977
“But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!

Amplified Bible
I have a baptism [of great suffering] with which to be baptized, and how [greatly] I am distressed until it is accomplished!

Christian Standard Bible
But I have a baptism to undergo, and how it consumes me until it is finished!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how it consumes Me until it is finished!

American Standard Version
But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and I am much afflicted until it is fulfilled.”

Contemporary English Version
I am going to be put to a hard test. And I will have to suffer a lot of pain until it is over.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized: and how am I straitened until it be accomplished?

English Revised Version
But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

Good News Translation
I have a baptism to receive, and how distressed I am until it is over!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have a baptism to go through, and I will suffer until it is over.

International Standard Version
I have a baptism to be baptized with, and what stress I am under until it's completed!

Literal Standard Version
But I have an immersion to be immersed with, and how I am pressed until it may be accomplished!

NET Bible
I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is finished!

New Heart English Bible
But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished.

Weymouth New Testament
But I have a baptism to undergo; and how am I pent up till it is accomplished!

World English Bible
But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!

Young's Literal Translation
but I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how am I pressed till it may be completed!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Not Peace, But Division
49I have come to ignite a fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! 51Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but division.…

Cross References
Matthew 3:6
Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

Mark 10:38
"You do not know what you are asking," Jesus replied. "Can you drink the cup I will drink, or be baptized with the baptism I will undergo?"

Luke 12:49
I have come to ignite a fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!


Treasury of Scripture

But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

I have.

Matthew 20:17-22
And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, …

Mark 10:32-38
And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, …

and.

Psalm 40:8
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

John 4:34
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

John 7:6-8,10
Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready…

straitened.









(50) I have a baptism to be baptized with.--Here we have a point of contact with the words spoken to the sons of Zebedee. (See Notes on Matthew 20:22, and Mark 10:38.) The baptism of which the Lord now speaks is that of one who is come into deep waters, so that the floods pass over him, over whose head have passed and are passing the waves and billows of many and great sorrows. Yet here, too, the Son of Man does not shrink or draw back. What He felt most keenly, in His human nature, was the pain, the constraint of expectation. He was, in that perfect humanity of His, harassed and oppressed, as other sufferers have been, by the thought of what was coming, more than by the actual suffering when it came.

Verse 50. - But I have a baptism to he baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! The baptism he here speaks of was the baptism of pain and suffering and death - what we call the Passion of the Lord. He knew it must all be gone through, to bring about the blessed result for which he left his home in heaven; but he looked on to it, nevertheless, with terror and shrinking. "He is under pressure," says Godet, "to enter into this suffering because he is in haste to get out of it, mournfully impatient to have done with a painful task." This passage of the discourse of Jesus here has been called "a prelude of Gethsemane."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

I have
ἔχω (echō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

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

to undergo,
βαπτισθῆναι (baptisthēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's 907: Lit: I dip, submerge, but specifically of ceremonial dipping; I baptize.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

how
πῶς (pōs)
Adverb
Strong's 4459: Adverb from the base of pou; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way?; also as exclamation, how much!

distressed I am
συνέχομαι (synechomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 4912: From sun and echo; to hold together, i.e. To compress or arrest; figuratively, to compel, perplex, afflict, preoccupy.

until
ἕως (heōs)
Preposition
Strong's 2193: A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until.

it is accomplished!
τελεσθῇ (telesthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5055: (a) I end, finish, (b) I fulfill, accomplish, (c) I pay. From telos; to end, i.e. Complete, execute, conclude, discharge.


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