John 3:25

“Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

¶ Then there arose a question between some of Iohns disciples and the Iewes, about purifying.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore there arose a discussion on the part of John's disciples with a Jew about purification.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John's disciples with a Jew about purifying.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then a question came up between John's disciples and a Jew about washing.
- Basic English Bible

There was therefore a reasoning of the disciples of John with a Jew about purification.
- Darby Bible

Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews, about purifying.
- Webster's Bible

As the result, a discussion having arisen on the part of John's disciples with a Jew about purification,
- Weymouth Bible

There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John's disciples with some Jews about purification.
- World English Bible

Therfor a questioun was maad of Jonys disciplis with the Jewis, of the purificacioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

there arose then a question from the disciples of John with [some] Jews about purifying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:25


3:25 The Jews - Those men of Judea, who now went to be baptized by Jesus; and John's disciples, who were mostly of Galilee: about purifying - That is, baptism. They disputed, which they should be baptized by.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:25


Joh 3:25 There arose a question, etc. The Revised Version says "with a Jew", probably a Pharisee who associated baptism with ceremonial purification.

Discussion for John 3

  • ISAAC
    When Jesus made this declaration except a man be born again he cannot enter into kingdom of GOD, Nicodemus was disturb when at night to ask Jesus how can a man be born again should he enter his mother womb the second time and Jesus answer except man born of water and the of spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of GOD, HE was a declaration of having intimate relationship with GOD by baptism v 5
  • Jack
    The verse John 3:16 is one of the most insparing verses in the bible it tells us the love God had for a evil and sinful world .The first part for God so loved the world . Then the second part tells us that God gave the very best that he had to save sinners from sin and death .He gave his only begotten son to bare our sins . And the third part that whosoever believeth in him should not perish .
  • Lubi J
    What I understand about this verse is that, God has given us a chance whether to be His or the world's people. The only thing we should do is to look up the Cross for our salvation just as the Israelites did when Moses made a snake of bronse so that when they looked up they were Saved from being beaten by other snakes. I Trust an Believe that JESUS has come to Save me from SIN.
  • Michael
    Verse 16 is a good reminder to us all of God's love for us all. Our heart overflows with love for Jehovah because he has made it possible for us to receive forgiveness of our sins if we are repentant and exercise faith in Jesus’ ransom sacrifice. What a loving God we have.
  • Crystalyn driver
    It's unbelievable in the old testament that the people didn't belive God.
  • Alissa
    There was a man of the Pharisees named nicodemus ,a ruler of the jews;
    The same came to Jesus by night and said unto rabbi we know

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