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

  • Irene123
    The 'cross' thief - he repented in a situation where he couldn't be baptized. This is an example of TRUE 'death-bed' repentance, and only God knows the heart in such a situation. Since Jesus was God (manifest in the flesh) He knew his heart and granted his prayer.
  • Hector D
    It is impossible for anyone to be born again at the cross, for the born again plan of salvation was not yet completed. Jesus had not yet died, buried and raised again. God has always had a plan of salvation for each period of time of man's existence. In Noah's day the plan of salvation was to get in the ark. Moses'day was the Law,by faith. In our day, Jesus said, you must be born again. Acts2:38!!
  • Wayne
    Kevin, baptism is an answer of a good conscience toward God, 1 Peter 3:21. Baptism is a sign to all the sinner is now redeemed and a child of God. Walking in the light as He is in the light.
  • Wayne
    Kevin, the thief on the cross repented to Christ and went to paradise with Jesus without being baptised.
  • Irene123
    To HD - Thank-you for your stand on His truth.
  • HD
    JESUS answered andsaid unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he CANNOT SEE the kingdom of God. Vs5 Jesus answered, Except a man be born of WATER and of the Spirit, he CANNOT ENTER the Kingdom of God.Acts 2:38 Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. readMark16:16

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