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

  • Hank Clemens
    I would encourage everyone to meditate on John 3. Are You born again? The spiritual birth opens our understanding, eyes to see ears to hear. The natrual birth while we had eyes and ears in the womb until birthed we did not see or hear. Many are not born again in the church let alone the world. They both are a struggle coming out of the womb and then the spiritual birth coming into Christ Jesus.
  • Neighbor
    remember that archangel michael camps outside your door to protect you......
  • Geraldine Cole
    Amen we can only grow in Jesus if we obey him in everything he has told us in his word and in that we will be bless praise the Lord Jesus.U will No them by their Fruits watch and pray.
  • Irene123
    To Tabitha - remember Abraham taking Isaac up the mtn. to sacrifice him? But God provided a ram caught by it's horns in the brush. As God wasn't cruel enough to let A. follow through, neither would He be cruel enough to sacrifice His 'son'. The Bible says, God was MANIFEST in the flesh. God provided HIMSELF with a flesh body in the incarnation with Mary to be the sinless sacrifice for our sins.
  • Tabitha
    So amazing of God to send his one and only son to die for us Amen
  • Bruce
    Ahio:I'm drawn to Him because he was lifted up. Verse 14 and 15 go together. John12:32 and I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. John6:44 Drawn of the Father.Forgiving1John1:9. Baptized with the Holy Ghost and Fire.Matthew 3:11. You will know! Impossible not to know! 2Corinthians 5:17.( 2 ways Matthew 7:13-14). Guest list Revelations 20:15

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