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

  • Irene123
    V. 32 - " ..... and the assembly was confused; for the more part knew not wherefore they were come together ..... " the recent women's march. You cannot make me believe that these hundreds of thousands (really?) KNEW the WHOLE, if any, agenda of H's. People just love to protest - anything.
  • BSP
    Demetrius didn't care about true worship, he was concerned with how the Christian teaching would affect his money.
  • Daniel Omotayo Bmidele
    Similarly people serve goddess for either for politics or financial gain
  • Charles fiorucci
    test the spirits whether they are from GOD
  • D.S. Garcia-Lorimor
    Amen. Do you have any thoughts or insight concerning the book of Job?
  • MockingBird
    The devil knows Jesus and Paul because Jesus and Paul put him on the run : cast him out : Who are you speaks of those who try to mimmick those that have excerised power over the devil and could not , because they were not close to Jesus.

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