Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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:

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:

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 The ax already lies against the roots of the trees. So every tree that isn't producing good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. 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. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand. He will clean up his threshing floor and gather his grain into the barn, but he will burn the chaff with inextinguishable fire."


Cross References

Acts 1:5

because John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit a few days from now."

Luke 3:16

John replied to all of them, "I'm baptizing you with water, but one is coming who is more powerful than I, and I'm not worthy to untie his sandal straps. It is he who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Isaiah 4:4

when the LORD will have washed away the filth of the women of Zion, cleaning up Jerusalem's guilt by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of tempest.

Mark 1:4

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

John 1:15

John told the truth about him when he cried out, "This is the person about whom I said, "The one who comes after me ranks higher than me, because he existed before me.'"

John 1:26-27

John answered them, "I am baptizing with water, but among you stands a man whom you do not know,

Acts 11:15-16

"When I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as he was first given to us.

Acts 13:24-25

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

Acts 19:4

Then Paul said, "John baptized when they repented, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus."

1 Corinthians 12:13

For by one Spirit all of us Jews and Greeks, slaves and free were baptized into one body and were all privileged to drink from one Spirit.

Isaiah 44:3

For I'll pour water upon thirsty ground and streams on parched land. So will I pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing upon your descendants.

Isaiah 59:20-21

"And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression," says the LORD.

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring that surviving third through, testing them as if through fire, purifying them like silver, assaying them like gold. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, "This is my people,' and they will say, "The LORD is my God.'"

Malachi 3:2-4

But who will survive the day when he comes? Or who can stand when he appears? Because he's like a refiner's fire and a launderer's soap,

Matthew 3:6

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

Mark 1:7-8

He kept proclaiming, "The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not worthy to bend down and untie his sandal straps.

Luke 1:17

He is the one who will go before the Lord with the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, and to prepare the people to be ready for the Lord."

Luke 3:3

John went throughout the entire Jordan region, proclaiming a baptism about repentance for the forgiveness of sins,

Luke 7:6-7

So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to tell Jesus, "Sir, stop troubling yourself, because I'm not worthy to have you come under my roof.

John 1:30

This is the one about whom I said, "After me comes a man who ranks above me, because he existed before me.'

John 1:33-34

I didn't recognize him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, "The person on whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

John 3:23-36

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

Acts 2:2-4

Suddenly, a sound like the roar of a mighty windstorm came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.

Galatians 3:27-28

Indeed, all of you who were baptized into the Messiah have clothed yourselves with the Messiah.

Ephesians 3:8

To me, the very least of all the saints, this grace was given so that I might proclaim to the gentiles the immeasurable wealth of the Messiah

Titus 3:5

"Twas not for deeds that we had done, but by his steadfast love alone, he saved us through a second birth, renewed us by the Spirit's work,

1 Peter 5:5

In a similar way, you young people must submit to the elders. All of you must clothe yourselves with humility for the sake of each other, because: "God opposes the arrogant, but gives grace to the humble."

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