New International Version
"I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know.
King James Bible
John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
Darby Bible Translation
John answered them saying, I baptise with water. In the midst of you stands, whom ye do not know,
World English Bible
John answered them, "I baptize in water, but among you stands one whom you don't know.
Young's Literal Translation
John answered them, saying, 'I baptize with water, but in midst of you he hath stood whom ye have not known, this one it is who is coming after me, who hath been before me,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I baptize with water - See on Mark 1:8 (note). I use the common form, though I direct the baptized to a different end, viz. that they shall repent of their sins, and believe in the Messiah.
There standeth one among you - That is, the person whose forerunner I am is now dwelling in the land of Judea, and will shortly make his appearance among you. Christ was not present when John spoke thus, as may be seen from John 1:29.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. 1856. St. John i. 16, 17. "Of His fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." I wish you to mind particularly this word GRACE. You meet it very often in the Bible. You hear often said, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Now, what does this word grace mean? It is really worth your while to know; for if a man or a woman has not grace, they will be very unhappy people, and very disagreeable …
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Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one who is 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 fire.
For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."
Paul said, "John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus."
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