Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

John was baptizing in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism about repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

New American Standard Bible

John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

King James Version

John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Holman Bible

John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

A Conservative Version

It came to pass, that John was immersing in the wilderness and preaching an immersion of repentance for remission of sins.

American Standard Version

John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.

Amplified

John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness (desert), preaching a baptism [ obligating] repentance ( a change of one's mind for the better, heartily amending one's ways, with abhorrence of his past sins) in order to obtain forgiveness of and release from sins.

An Understandable Version

John [the Immerser] came immersing people in the desert and proclaiming that those immersed on the basis of their repentance would receive the forgiveness of sins [from God].

Anderson New Testament

John was immersing in the wilderness, and preaching the immersion of repentance in order to the remission of sins.

Bible in Basic English

John came, and gave baptism in the waste land, preaching baptism as a sign of forgiveness of sin for those whose hearts were changed.

Common New Testament

John came baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Daniel Mace New Testament

accordingly, John baptized in the desart, and preach'd the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins.

Darby Translation

There came John baptising in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.

Godbey New Testament

John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness the baptism of repentance unto the remission of sins.

Goodspeed New Testament

John the baptizer appeared in the desert, and preached repentance and baptism in order to obtain the forgiveness of sins.

John Wesley New Testament

John baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

John baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.

Julia Smith Translation

John was immersing in the desert, and proclaiming the immersion of repentance for the remission of sins.

King James 2000

John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Lexham Expanded Bible

John was there baptizing in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Modern King James verseion

John came baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

John did baptise in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins.

Montgomery New Testament

In the desert came John who baptized, and preached a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

NET Bible

In the wilderness John the baptizer began preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

New Heart English Bible

John came baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.

Noyes New Testament

John the Baptizer appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Sawyer New Testament

John baptized in the wilderness, preaching the baptism of a change of mind for the forgiveness of sins.

The Emphasized Bible

John the Immerser came, in the wilderness, proclaiming an immersion of repentance for remission of sins;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

John was baptising in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And in fulfillment of this, John the Baptizer appeared in the Wilderness, proclaiming a baptism upon repentance, for the forgiveness of sins.

Webster

John was baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins.

Weymouth New Testament

So John the Baptizer came, and was in the Desert proclaiming a baptism of the penitent for forgiveness of sins.

Williams New Testament

John the Baptizer appeared in the desert and was preaching a baptism conditioned on repentance to obtain the forgiveness of sins.

World English Bible

John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.

Worrell New Testament

John came, who was immersing in the wilderness, and preaching the immersion of repentance unto remission of sins.

Worsley New Testament

and preaching the baptism of repentance in order to the remission of sins;

Youngs Literal Translation

John came baptizing in the wilderness, and proclaiming a baptism of reformation -- to remission of sins,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ἰωάννης 
Ioannes 
John , John , John , John
Usage: 116

did
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

βαπτίζω 
Baptizo 
Usage: 65

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἔρημος 
Eremos 
Usage: 41

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

κηρύσσω 
Kerusso 
Usage: 49

the baptism
βάπτισμα 
Baptisma 
Usage: 14

μετάνοια 
metanoia 
Usage: 19

for
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the remission
ἄφεσις 
Aphesis 
Usage: 11

Context Readings

John The Baptist Begins His Ministry

3 He is a voice calling out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!'" 4 John was baptizing in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism about repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 People from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were flocking to him, being baptized by him while they confessed their sins.


Cross References

Luke 1:77

and to give his people knowledge of salvation through forgiveness of their sins.

Matthew 3:1-2

About this time, John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the Judean wilderness,

Matthew 3:6

being baptized by him in the Jordan River while they confessed their sins.

Matthew 3:11

I am baptizing you with water as evidence of repentance, but the one who is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not worthy to carry his sandals. It is he who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Luke 3:2-3

and Annas and Caiaphas high priests, a message from God came to John, the son of Zechariah, in the wilderness.

John 3:23

John was also baptizing in Aenon, near Salim, because there was plenty of water there. People kept coming and were being baptized,

Acts 10:37

You know what happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached.

Acts 13:24-25

Before Jesus' appearance, John had already preached a baptism of repentance to all the people in Israel.

Acts 19:3-4

He then asked, "Then into what were you baptized?" They answered, "Into John's baptism."

Acts 22:16

So now, what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins washed away as you call on his name.'

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