Acts 19:3

“And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 19:3

And he said vnto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they saide, Unto Iohns Baptisme.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he said, "Into what then were you baptized? And they said, "Into John's baptism.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, What sort of baptism did you have? And they said, The baptism of John.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, To what then were ye baptised? And they said, To the baptism of John.
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism.
- Webster's Bible

Into what then were you baptized? he asked. "Into John's baptism," they replied.
- Weymouth Bible

He said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism."
- World English Bible

And he seide, Therfor in what thing ben ye baptisid? And thei seiden, In the baptym of Joon.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said unto them, `To what, then, were ye baptized?' and they said, `To John's baptism.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 19:3

Wesley's Notes for Acts 19:3


19:3 Into what were ye baptized - Into what dispensation? To the sealing of what doctrine? Into John's baptism - We were baptized by John and believe what he taught.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 19:3


Ac 19:3 Unto what then were ye baptized? This question implies that the possession of the Holy Spirit is closely connected with a right baptism. Compare Ac 2:38. The only case in which the Spirit was received before baptism was that of Cornelius. For the reasons of this exception to the rule, see notes on Ac 10:44-47. The fact that these disciples "know nothing of the Holy Spirit being given" (Ac 19:2), showed that there was something wrong about their baptism. Unto John's baptism. While John's baptism differed from that commanded in Christ's commission (Mt 28:19), the apostles, the one hundred and twenty (Ac 1:15), and the "five hundred brethren" (1Co 15:6), as far as we know, received no other. We are to infer, therefore, that it was valid until Christ's baptism took its place. Why, then, were these disciples re-baptized? The only explanation is that their baptism took place after John's baptism had been superseded by that of Christ, or after the Savior had been crucified.

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