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60 Bible Verses about Baptism

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Matthew 3:13

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.

Luke 3:21

When all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized. As He was praying, heaven opened,

Acts 19:3

“Then what baptism were you baptized with?” he asked them.“With John’s baptism,” they replied.

Acts 16:33

He took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds. Right away he and all his family were baptized.

Acts 8:36

As they were traveling down the road, they came to some water. The eunuch said, “Look, there’s water! What would keep me from being baptized?”

John 4:2

(though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),

Acts 19:4

Paul said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people that they should believe in the One who would come after him, that is, in Jesus.”

Acts 10:47

“Can anyone withhold water and prevent these people from being baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”

Acts 18:25

This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught the things about Jesus accurately, although he knew only John’s baptism.

1 Corinthians 1:13

Is Christ divided? Was it Paul who was crucified for you? Or were you baptized in Paul’s name?

Acts 8:16

For He had not yet come down on any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Luke 7:29

(And when all the people, including the tax collectors, heard this, they acknowledged God’s way of righteousness, because they had been baptized with John’s baptism.

Acts 19:5

When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

John 3:22

After this, Jesus and His disciples went to the Judean countryside, where He spent time with them and baptized.

John 3:23

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

Matthew 20:22

But Jesus answered, “You don’t know what you’re asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?”“We are able,” they said to Him.

1 Corinthians 1:14

I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,

Matthew 3:14

But John tried to stop Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?”

Acts 11:16

Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’

Acts 19:2

and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”“No,” they told him, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

Acts 8:38

Then he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.

Romans 6:3

Or are you unaware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

John 1:28

All this happened in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Luke 20:4

was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?”

Acts 18:8

Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed the Lord, along with his whole household. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.

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Baptism » John's

Acts 1:22

beginning from the baptism of John until the day He was taken up from us—from among these, it is necessary that one become a witness with us of His resurrection.”

Matthew 3:5-8

Then [people from] Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the vicinity of the Jordan were flocking to him, and they were baptized by him in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins. When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to the place of his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? read more.
Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance.

Matthew 3:13-16

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. But John tried to stop Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?" Jesus answered him, "Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him [to be baptized]. read more.
After Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water. The heavens suddenly opened for Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on Him.

Matthew 21:25

Where did John’s baptism come from? From heaven or from men?”They began to argue among themselves, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’

Baptism » Examples of » Administered by john the baptist

Matthew 21:25

Where did John’s baptism come from? From heaven or from men?”They began to argue among themselves, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’

Luke 3:12

Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they asked him, “Teacher, what should we do?”

John 3:23

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

Acts 10:37

You know the events that took place throughout Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John preached:

Baptism » Jesus Christ baptizing with the holy spirit

Acts 11:16

Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’

Matthew 3:11-14

"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 take off His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn. But the chaff He will burn up with fire that never goes out." Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. read more.
But John tried to stop Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?"

Mark 1:7-9

He was preaching: "Someone more powerful than I will come after me. I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the strap of His sandals. I have baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John.

Luke 3:15-21

Now the people were waiting expectantly, and all of them were debating in their minds whether John might be the Messiah. John answered them all, "I baptize you with water, but One is coming who is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to untie the strap of His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing shovel is in His hand to clear His threshing floor and gather the wheat into His barn, but the chaff He will burn up with a fire that never goes out." read more.
Then, along with many other exhortations, he proclaimed good news to the people. But Herod the tetrarch, being rebuked by him about Herodias, his brother's wife, and about all the evil things Herod had done, added this to everything else-he locked John up in prison. When all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized. As He was praying, heaven opened,

More verses: John 1:29-34 Acts 19:4-6

Baptism » Significance of baptism

Romans 6:3

Or are you unaware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

Baptism » What john the baptist baptized with

Acts 11:16

Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’

Matthew 3:1-11

In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Wilderness of Judea and saying, "Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!" For he is the one spoken of through the prophet Isaiah, who said: A voice of one crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord; make His paths straight!" read more.
John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then [people from] Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the vicinity of the Jordan were flocking to him, and they were baptized by him in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins. When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to the place of his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance. And don't presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones! Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. "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 take off His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Mark 1:7-8

He was preaching: "Someone more powerful than I will come after me. I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the strap of His sandals. I have baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

Luke 3:16

John answered them all, “I baptize you with water, but One is coming who is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to untie the strap of His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

More verses: John 1:26-34 Acts 19:4

Baptism » Of believers, encouraged

Acts 10:48

And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay for a few days.

More verses: Acts 22:16

Baptism » As administered by john

John 3:23

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

Acts 13:24

Before He came to public attention, John had previously proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

Acts 19:4

Paul said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people that they should believe in the One who would come after him, that is, in Jesus.”

Matthew 3:5-12

Then [people from] Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the vicinity of the Jordan were flocking to him, and they were baptized by him in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins. When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to the place of his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? read more.
Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance. And don't presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones! Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. "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 take off His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn. But the chaff He will burn up with fire that never goes out."

Baptism » Unity of the church effected by

Galatians 3:27-28

For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Baptism » Typified

1 Peter 3:20-21

who in the past were disobedient, when God patiently waited in the days of Noah while an ark was being prepared; in it, a few-that is, eight people-were saved through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the pledge of a good conscience toward God) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Baptism » Examples of » Of Christ

Luke 3:21

When all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized. As He was praying, heaven opened,

Matthew 3:13

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.

Mark 1:9

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John.

Baptism » Administered to » Households

1 Corinthians 1:16

I did, in fact, baptize the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don’t know if I baptized anyone else.

Baptism » Sanctioned by Christ's submission to it

Luke 3:21

When all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized. As He was praying, heaven opened,

Matthew 3:13-15

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. But John tried to stop Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?" Jesus answered him, "Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him [to be baptized].

Baptism » Emblematic of the influences of the holy ghost

Baptism » Water, the outward and visible sign in

Acts 8:36

As they were traveling down the road, they came to some water. The eunuch said, “Look, there’s water! What would keep me from being baptized?”

Acts 10:47

“Can anyone withhold water and prevent these people from being baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”

Baptism » Remission of sins, signified by

Baptism » Adopted by Christ

John 3:22

After this, Jesus and His disciples went to the Judean countryside, where He spent time with them and baptized.

John 4:1-2

When Jesus knew that the Pharisees heard He was making and baptizing more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),

Baptism » Administered to » Individuals

Acts 8:38

Then he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.

Acts 9:18

At once something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized.

Baptism » Regeneration, the inward and spiritual grace of

John 3:5-6

Jesus answered, "I assure you: Unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Baptism » Faith necessary to

Acts 18:8

Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed the Lord, along with his whole household. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.

Acts 8:37

[And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart you may.” And he replied, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”]

Baptism » Those that have been baptized into Christ

Galatians 3:27-29

For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, heirs according to the promise.

Baptism » Baptizing all nations

Matthew 28:18-20

Then Jesus came near and said to them, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Baptism » Appointed an ordinance of the Christian church

Matthew 28:19-20

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Baptism » There being one baptism

Ephesians 4:4-6

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope at your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

Baptism » Baptism saving

1 Peter 3:20-21

who in the past were disobedient, when God patiently waited in the days of Noah while an ark was being prepared; in it, a few-that is, eight people-were saved through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the pledge of a good conscience toward God) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Baptism » Those that believe and are baptized

Mark 16:16-19

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; they will pick up snakes; if they should drink anything deadly, it will never harm them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well." read more.
Then after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

Baptism » To be administered in the name of the father, the son, and the holy ghost

Baptism » There is but one

Baptism » Confession of sin necessary to

Baptism » Examples of » Philippian jailer and household

Acts 16:33

He took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds. Right away he and all his family were baptized.

Baptism » Examples of » Lydia of thyatira

Baptism » Examples of » Believers at pentecost

Baptism » Examples of » Believers in corinth

Acts 18:8

Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed the Lord, along with his whole household. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.

Baptism » Examples of » The ethiopian eunuch

Acts 8:38

Then he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.

Baptism » Examples of » Converts in samaria

Baptism » Examples of » Ephesian disciples

Acts 19:5

When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Baptism » Examples of » Saul of tarsus

Acts 9:18

At once something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized.

Baptism » The reward for being baptized in the name of jesus Christ

Baptism » Repentance necessary to

John's » Baptism

Matthew 21:25

Where did John’s baptism come from? From heaven or from men?”They began to argue among themselves, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’

Luke 3:12

Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they asked him, “Teacher, what should we do?”

John 3:23

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

Acts 10:37

You know the events that took place throughout Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John preached:

Topics on Baptism

Baptism Of The Holy Spirit

46;12;13

For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

Baptism, Administered By

44;2;1

When the day of Pentecost had arrived, they were all together in one place.

Baptism, Features Of

44;10;47

“Can anyone withhold water and prevent these people from being baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”

Baptism, in the Gospels

2;30;19-20

Aaron and his sons must wash their hands and feet from the basin.

Baptism, Places Used

41;1;5-10

The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were flocking to him, and they were baptized by him in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.

Baptism, practice of

40;28;19

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Baptism, significance of

42;12;50

But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how it consumes Me until it is finished!

Christ's Baptism

40;3;13

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.

Christian Baptism

43;3;22

After this, Jesus and His disciples went to the Judean countryside, where He spent time with them and baptized.

John's Baptism

43;3;23

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

Water For Baptism

40;3;11

“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.

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