Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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:

New American Standard Bible

“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

King James Version

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Holman Bible

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

I indeed immerse you in water for repentance, but he who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear. He will immerse you in a Holy Spirit.

American Standard Version

I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance, but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire:

Amplified

“As for me, I baptize you with water because of [your] repentance [that is, because you are willing to change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret your sin and live a changed life], but He (the Messiah) who is coming after me is mightier [more powerful, more noble] than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to remove [even as His slave]; He will baptize you [who truly repent] with the Holy Spirit and [you who remain unrepentant] with fire (judgment).

An Understandable Version

"I certainly am immersing you in water following [your] repentance, but the One who follows my [ministry], whose sandals I do not deserve to remove [as His slave], will immerse you people with the Holy Spirit and with fire [i.e., the punishment in hell. See verses

Anderson New Testament

I immerse you in water, in order to repentance; but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will immerse you in the Holy Spirit and in fire:

Common New Testament

I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I indeed baptize you with water to lead you to repentance; but he that cometh after me, is my superiour, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost, in the appearance of fire:

Darby Translation

I indeed baptise you with water to repentance, but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not fit to bear; he shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire;

Godbey New Testament

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but there is One coming after me more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry; He will baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire.

Goodspeed New Testament

I am baptizing you in water in token of your repentance, but he who is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not fit to carry his shoes. He will baptize you in the holy Spirit and in fire.

John Wesley New Testament

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance; but he that cometh after me is mightier than I; whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

Julia Smith Translation

I truly immerse you in water to repentance; but he coming after me is stronger than I, whose shoes I am not fit to lift up; he shall immerse in the Holy Spirit, and fire

King James 2000

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire:

Lexham Expanded Bible

I baptize you with water for repentance, but the one who comes after me is more powerful than I [am], whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Modern King James verseion

I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. But He who comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I baptise you in water in token of repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptise you with the holy ghost and with fire:

Moffatt New Testament

I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier, and I am not fit even to carry his sandals; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.

Montgomery New Testament

I indeed am baptizing you in water, unto repentance; but One is coming after me, mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire.

NET Bible

"I baptize you with water, for repentance, but the one coming after me is more powerful than I am -- I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

New Heart English Bible

I indeed baptize you in water for repentance, but the one who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Noyes New Testament

I indeed baptize you in water, for repentance; but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to bear; he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire.

Sawyer New Testament

I indeed baptize you with water to a change of mind; but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not fit to bear; he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and fire;

The Emphasized Bible

I, indeed, am immersing you, in water, unto repentance, - but, he who, after me, cometh is, mightier than I, whose, sandals, I am not worthy to bear, he, will immerse you, in Holy Spirit and fire:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire:

Twentieth Century New Testament

I, indeed, baptize you with water to teach repentance; but He who is Coming after me is more powerful than I, and I am not fit even to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Webster

I indeed baptize you with water to repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire:

Weymouth New Testament

I indeed am baptizing you in water on a profession of repentance; but He who is coming after me is mightier than I: His sandals I am not worthy to carry for a moment; He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire.

Williams New Testament

I am baptizing you in water to picture your repentance. But He that is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not fit to carry His shoes. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire;

World English Bible

I indeed baptize you in water for repentance, but he who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.

Worrell New Testament

"I, indeed, immerse you in water unto repentance, but He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to bear, He will immerse you in the Holy Spirit and fire;

Worsley New Testament

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance; but He that cometh after me, is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: He shall baptize you with the holy Spirit and with fire.

Youngs Literal Translation

'I indeed do baptize you with water to reformation, but he who after me is coming is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to bear the sandals, he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
μοῦ 
Mou 
I, my, me, not tr
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 174
Usage: 313

μέν 
men 
indeed, verily, truly, not tr,
Usage: 63

βαπτίζω 
Baptizo 
Usage: 65

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314
Usage: 314

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

ὕδωρ ὕδατος 
Hudor 
Usage: 63

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

μετάνοια 
metanoia 
Usage: 19

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

he that

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

ὄπίσω 
Opiso 
Usage: 20

me
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

ἰσχυρός 
Ischuros 
Usage: 20

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ὑπόδημα 
Hupodema 
Usage: 6

I am
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἱκανός 
Hikanos 
Usage: 39

to bear
βαστάζω 
Bastazo 
bear, carry, take up
Usage: 18

he

Usage: 0

βαπτίζω 
Baptizo 
Usage: 65

the Holy
G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

and

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 3:11

Images Matthew 3:11

Prayers for Matthew 3:11

Context Readings

John The Baptist Begins His Ministry

10 And even now the axe is put to the root of the trees; every tree then which does not give good fruit is cut down, and put into the fire. 11 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: 12 In whose hand is the instrument with which he will make clean his grain; he will put the good grain in his store, but the waste will be burned up in the fire which will never be put out.


Cross References

Acts 1:5

For the baptism of John was with water, but you will have baptism with the Holy Spirit, after a little time.

Luke 3:16

John made answer, saying to them all, Truly, I give you baptism with water, but one is coming who is greater than I, whose shoes I am not good enough to undo: he will give you baptism with the Holy Spirit, and with fire:

Isaiah 4:4

When Zion has been washed from her sin by the Lord, and Jerusalem made clean from her blood by a judging and a burning wind.

Mark 1:4

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

John 1:15

John gave witness about him, crying, This is he of whom I said, He who is coming after me is put over me because he was in existence before me.

John 1:26-27

John's answer was: I give baptism with water; but there is one among you of whom you have no knowledge;

Acts 11:15-16

And, while I was talking to them, the Holy Spirit came on them, as on us at first.

Acts 13:24-25

For whose coming John made ready the way by preaching to all the people of Israel the baptism which goes with a change of heart.

Acts 19:4

And Paul said, John gave a baptism which goes with a change of heart, saying to the people that they were to have faith in him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.

1 Corinthians 12:13

For through the baptism of the one Spirit we were all formed into one body, Jews or Greeks, servants or free men, and were all made full of the same Spirit.

Isaiah 44:3

For I will send water on the land needing it, and streams on the dry earth: I will let my spirit come down on your seed, and my blessing on your offspring.

Isaiah 59:20-21

And as a saviour he will come to Zion, turning away sin from Jacob, says the Lord.

Zechariah 13:9

And I will make the third part go through the fire, cleaning them as silver is made clean, and testing them as gold is tested: and they will make their prayer to me and I will give them an answer: I will say, It is my people; and they will say, The Lord is my God.

Malachi 3:2-4

But by whom may the day of his coming be faced? and who may keep his place when he is seen? for he is like the metal-tester's fire and the cleaner's soap.

Matthew 3:6

And they were given baptism by him in the river Jordan, saying openly that they had done wrong.

Mark 1:7-8

And he said to them all, There is one coming after me who is greater than I, whose shoes I am not good enough to undo.

Luke 1:17

And he will go before his face in the spirit and power of Elijah, turning the hearts of fathers to their children, and wrongdoers to the way of righteousness; to make ready a people whose hearts have been turned to the Lord.

Luke 3:3

And he came into all the country round about Jordan, preaching baptism as a sign of forgiveness of sin for those whose hearts were changed.

Luke 7:6-7

And Jesus went with them. And when he was not far from the house, the man sent friends to him, saying, Lord, do not give yourself trouble: for I am not important enough for you to come into my house:

John 1:30

This is he of whom I said, One is coming after me who is put over me because he was in existence before me.

John 1:33-34

I had no knowledge who he was, but he who sent me to give baptism with water said to me, The one on whom you see the Spirit coming down and resting, it is he who gives baptism with the Holy Spirit.

John 3:23-36

Now John was then giving baptism at Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and people came and were given baptism.

Acts 2:2-4

And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like the rushing of a violent wind, and all the house where they were was full of it.

Galatians 3:27-28

For all those of you who were given baptism into Christ did put on Christ.

Ephesians 3:8

To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, was this grace given, so that I might make clear to the Gentiles the good news of the unending wealth of Christ:

Titus 3:5

Not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but in the measure of his mercy, he gave us salvation, through the washing of the new birth and the giving of new life in the Holy Spirit,

1 Peter 5:5

And in the same way, let the younger men be ruled by the older ones. Let all of you put away pride and make yourselves ready to be servants: for God is a hater of pride, but he gives grace to those who make themselves low.

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