Matthew 28:19

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Goe ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Sonne, and of the holy Ghost:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Go then, and make disciples of all the nations, giving them baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:
- Basic English Bible

Go [therefore] and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;
- Darby Bible

Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations; baptize them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;
- Weymouth Bible

Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
- World English Bible

Therfor go ye, and teche alle folkis, baptisynge hem in the name of the Fadir, and of the Sone, and of the Hooli Goost;
- Wycliffe Bible

having gone, then, disciple all the nations, (baptizing them -- to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 28:19


28:19 Disciple all nations - Make them my disciples. This includes the whole design of Christ's commission. Baptizing and teaching are the two great branches of that general design. And these were to be determined by the circumstances of things; which made it necessary in baptizing adult Jews or heathens, to teach them before they were baptized; in discipling their children, to baptize them before they were taught; as the Jewish children in all ages were first circumcised, and after taught to do all God had commanded them. #Mark 16:15|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 28:19


Mt 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations. "Go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations" (Revised Version). There are several things to be noticed: (1) "Go", implies an aggressive warfare. The Gospel army must move upon the nations. The Lord seeks universal empire, and sends forth his armies to conquer the world. Every church and every disciple must understand that they have marching orders. (2) Not only is every saint commanded to "go", or to take steps to make the gospel go, but the object is stated. They are to make "disciples", or pupils, and scholars of Christ; not great philosophers, but "babes in Christ Jesus" (1Co 3:1), who have entered the school of Christ and are to be taught afterwards. (3) Who are to be made disciples is next indicated. Not the Jews only, but "all nations". Christ came to be the Savior of the world. His is a universal religion. In the Great Commission he looks beyond Judea, and commands that the Gospel shall be offered to all nations. The test of eighteen centuries shows that Christianity is not local or national, but is adapted to the needs of all mankind. (4) It is next stated how disciples shall be made. Baptizing them. The rite by which those who believe upon him should be formally enlisted and enrolled in the school of Christ is baptism. It is a baptism of the Spirit that he means, because it is one that those whom he addresses are commanded to administer. He alone baptized with the Spirit; his apostles and disciples baptized in water, and it is to this rite that he refers. Hence, when we turn to the preaching of the apostles under this commission, we find that all converts were at once baptized (Ac 2:38-41 8:12-18). (5) The end or result of baptism is also given. Converts were to be baptized into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. It is a positive affirmation of the Old Testament that where the name of the Lord is recorded there will he meet his disciples, or there will be his presence. See Ex 20:24. The Lord declares that the three names, that of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, are recorded in baptism. In this rite, then, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit meet the believer; the Father to receive him as a child, the Son to welcome him as a brother, and to cover him with the mantle of his own purity; the Holy Spirit to endow him with that Spirit by which he can say, "Abba, Father". "Into the name of" is equivalent to "into the presence of", or "into the Father, and into the Son, and into the Holy Spirit".

Discussion for Matthew 28

  • Irene123
    To TKN95 on Matt. 28:19 - Here are 2 answers - they DID baptize in the NAME (Acts 2:38); they DID go into all the world, albeit a little slowly (Acts 11:19). But even today, as Christians, we are sometimes 'slow' to respond if it seems scary or what ever the case may be. But HE knows how to get His work done, i.e, persecution, and etc.
  • Tkn95
    Why did the disciples not do as Christ said in vs 19?
  • Irene123
    I just now noticed this (as many times as I have read it!!); they believed Jesus as soon as they saw Him. The disciples didn't until Jesus broke bread with them. Not always, but as a rule women will accept the truth before their men will - be they husbands, brothers, what have you. Women are more 'tender', as a general rule. I know some say more gullible, but - that's God's doing.
  • Irene123
    To BSP on Matt. 28:18 - And Jesus spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
  • Irene123
    Matt. 28:18; And Jesus spake saying, ALL power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
  • Irene123
    Matt. 28:18 - Proves Jesus is God; Jesus is God's name; "ALL power is given to me"; Deut. 4:39; 6:4; Isa. 42:8; 43:11; 44:6, v. 8; Eph. 4:5; Philip. 2:9-10; ALL power; God does not know another savior beside Him.