Parts of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
TWOT Reference: TDNT 1:545
KJV Translation Count — 22x
The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: baptism (22)
Outline of Biblical Usage
1. immersion, submersion
a. of calamities and afflictions with which one is quite overwhelmed
b. of John's baptism, that purification rite by which men on confessing their sins were bound to spiritual reformation, obtained the pardon of their past sins and became qualified for the benefits of the Messiah's kingdom soon to be set up. This was valid Christian baptism, as this was the only baptism the apostles received and it is not recorded anywhere that they were ever rebaptised after Pentecost.
c. of Christian baptism; a rite of immersion in water as commanded by Christ, by which one after confessing his sins and professing his faith in Christ, having been born again by the Holy Spirit unto a new life, identifies publicly with the fellowship of Christ and the church.
In Romans 6:3 Paul states we are "baptised unto death" meaning that we are not only dead to our former ways, but they are buried. To return to them is as unthinkable for a Christian as for one to dig up a dead corpse! In Moslem countries a new believer has little trouble with Moslems until he is publicly baptised. It is then, that the Moslems' know he means business, and then the persecution starts. See also discussion of baptism under No. 907.
bap'-tis-mah; from (907) (βαπτίζω); baptism (technical or figurative): — baptism.
Concordance Results Using KJV
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his G908, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the G908 that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the G908 that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
The G908 of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the G908 of repentance for the remission of sins.
But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the G908 that I am baptized with?
And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the G908 that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:
The G908 of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.
And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the G908 of repentance for the remission of sins;
And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the G908 of John.