Acts 19:4

“Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then saide Paul, Iohn verely baptized with the baptisme of repentance, saying vnto the people, that they should beleeue on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Paul said, John baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people that they should believe on him that should come after him, that is, on Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Paul said, John gave a baptism which goes with a change of heart, saying to the people that they were to have faith in him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.
- Basic English Bible

And Paul said, John indeed baptised [with] the baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on him that was coming after him, that is, on Jesus.
- Darby Bible

Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people, That they should believe on him who should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
- Webster's Bible

John, he said, "administered a baptism of repentance, bidding the people believe on One who was to come after him; namely, on Jesus."
- Weymouth Bible

Paul said, "John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe in the one who would come after him, that is, in Jesus."
- World English Bible

And Poul seide, Joon baptiside the puple in baptym of penaunce, and tauyte, that thei schulden bileue in hym that was to comynge `after hym, that is, in Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Paul said, `John, indeed, did baptize with a baptism of reformation, saying to the people that in him who is coming after him they should believe -- that is, in the Christ -- Jesus;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 19:4


19:4 John baptized - That is, the whole baptism and preaching of John pointed at Christ. After this John is mentioned no more in the New Testament. Here he gives way to Christ altogether.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 19:4


Ac 19:4 John verily baptized. His baptism was (1) of Repentance; (2) of Faith in a coming Savior. Christian baptism is (1) of Repentance; (2) of Faith in a Savior that has come, died, risen, and been exalted to the heavens; (3) is into the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; (4) enjoys not only the promise of remission of sins, but of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Discussion for Acts 19

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Ephesians were initially blind to the gospel, preferring instead, their goddess Diana. God used the town clerk to appease the crowd in the concourse spoiling for a fight. At the end of the day, hearts were won for Christ in Ephesus. We need to stand firm in our faith and keep spreading God's Word regardless of inclement circumstances. God is there to protect. Holy Spirit is there to guide.
  • Ray321
    Acts 19:6 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. Apollo and some of the Disciples could not get the Holy Spirit to come about them, so Paul made it happen with his strong Faith. Paul was getting stronger in the Lord. The Chosen one from Jesus.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 19:27 SO THAT NOT ONLY THIS OUR CRAFT IS IN DANGER TO BE SET AT NOUGHT BUT ALSO THE TEMPLE OF THE GREAT GODDESS DIANA SHOULD BE DESPISED AND HER MAGNIFICENCE SHOULD BE DESTROYED WHOM ALL ASIA AND THE WORLD WORSHIPPETH
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 19:19 MANY OF THEM ALSO WHICH USED CURIOUS ARTS BROUGHT THEIR BOOKS TOGETHER AND BURNED THEM BEFORE ALL MEN AND THEY COUNTED THE PRICE OF THEM AND FOUND IT FIFTY THOUSAND PIECES OF SILVER **** 19:20 SO MIGHTILY GREW THE WORD OF GOD AND PREVAILED**** EPHESIANS 2:9 NOT BY WORKS LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST
  • Loïs
    It has impressed me. Praise the Lord
  • Alan
    To Mikey Hall.

    The Evil Spirit said Jesus I know, Paul I know but who are you..

    He said this because He knew exactly who has the Power and Authority over him to command him to come out...

    Those who have that Power and Authority are those who Believe and Receive Jesus Christ in Spirit and are Born Again of the Spirit of God John 3

    These exorcists were Spiritually Dead and the Spirit knew.

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