New Living Translation
I have a terrible baptism of suffering ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished.
King James Bible
But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
Darby Bible Translation
But I have a baptism to be baptised with, and how am I straitened until it shall have been 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!
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12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with - I must suffer first, before I can set up my kingdom. And how I long to fight my way through all!
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'I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled!'--LUKE xii. 49. We have here one of the rare glimpses which our Lord gives us into His inmost heart, His thought of His mission, and His feelings about it. If familiarity had not weakened the impression, and dulled the edge, of these words, how startling they would seem to us! 'I am come'--then, He was, before He came, and He came by His own voluntary act. A Jewish peasant says that He is going to set the world on fire-and …
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And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.
But Jesus said to them, "You don't know what you are asking! Are you able to drink from the bitter cup of suffering I am about to drink? Are you able to be baptized with the baptism of suffering I must be baptized with?"
"I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning!
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