Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now six pots of stone, every one taking two or three firkins of water, were placed there for the purpose of washing, as is the way of the Jews.
Truly, I give baptism with water to those of you whose hearts are changed; but he who comes after me is greater than I, whose shoes I am not good enough to take up: he will give you baptism with the Holy Spirit and with fire:
And had seen that some of his disciples took their bread with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.
The teaching of baptisms, and of the putting on of hands, and of the future life of the dead, and of the judging on the last day.
Because they are only rules of the flesh, of meats and drinks and washings, which have their place till the time comes when things will be put right.
1 Peter 3:21
And baptism, of which this is an image, now gives you salvation, not by washing clean the flesh, but by making you free from the sense of sin before God, through the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead;
For this reason am I loved by the Father, because I give up my life so that I may take it again.