New International Version
And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
King James Bible
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
Darby Bible Translation
There came John baptising in the wilderness, and preaching [the] baptism of repentance for remission of sins.
World English Bible
John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.
Young's Literal Translation
John came baptizing in the wilderness, and proclaiming a baptism of reformation -- to remission of sins,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
John - The original name is nearly lost in the Greek Ιωαννης, and in the Latin Johannes, and almost totally so in the English John. The original name is יהוחנן Yehochanan, compounded of יהוה חנן Yehovah chanan, the grace or mercy of Jehovah: a most proper and significant name for the forerunner of the God of All Grace. It was John's business to proclaim the Gospel of the grace of God, and to point out that Lamb or sacrifice of God which takes away the sin of the world.
For the remission of sins - Or, toward the remission - εις αφεσιν. They were to repent, and be baptized in reference to the remission of sins. Repentance prepared the soul for it, and Baptism was the type or pledge of it. See on Matthew 3:2 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
for. or, unto. remission.
LibraryWhat 'the Gospel' Is
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.--Mark i. 1 My purpose now is to point out some of the various connections in which the New Testament uses that familiar phrase, 'the gospel,' and briefly to gather some of the important thoughts which these suggest. Possibly the process may help to restore freshness to a word so well worn that it slips over our tongues almost unnoticed and excites little thought. The history of the word in the New Testament books is worth notice. It seldom occurs in those …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Mighty in Word and Deed
Answer to Mr. W's First Objection.
The Fellowship of Prayer
"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.
The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,
Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel.
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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