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

  • Barbara Gaytan
    I believe that god gave his son to save us from sin and he died on that rugged cross to save us from hell! That's how much he loved us to die for us so why do we not live for him? I love him with all my heart soul body mind and spirit! He's my best friend that never left me when my earthly friends did. He's my everything!
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; you wrote: "What sins each of us may or may not be guilty of is irrelevant..." That is completely contrary to all that God teaches and commands us, to REPENT of sins and forsake idols! Jesus has broken the chains that held us under bondage to sin, and gives us the light of life and His Spirit to grow in grace and knowledge of Him. Sin is MOST RELEVANT for it will deceive and destroy!
  • Alex
    Dis. All johns disciples had to be rebaptised with the H.G. IN ACTS 17 JESUS DISCIPLES HAD TO SHOW JOHNS DISCIPLES A MORE PERFECT WAY, John himself asked jesus saying I have NEED to be BAPTISED of YOU .John said behold the lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. not h20.All of the disciples had been water baptised but jesus tells them if i wash thee not you will have no part with me.
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; if as you say, everyone who doesn't believe in Jesus is evil; what does that make the one who tells the unbeliever or unclean, "Stand by yourself, away from me; for I am holier than thou!" The difference between the one who comes to the light, and those who don't; is that our deeds may be manifest; that we give an honest accounting to God, like Abel; and show God our trust in Christ!
  • A disciple
    Alex; There is no competition between Baptism and the Cross! Neither Jesus nor any of the Apostles ever told anyone that had been Baptized by John, that they were in danger of forfeiting the benefits of His Redemptive Sufferings! If we are not Baptized into Christ, and into the Father, and into the Spirit; then we are none of His; and in no wise in a condition to be Baptized with fire and Spirit!
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; I understand very much your enthusiasm; but you will find as you go on with the Lord, that there are some serious and important inconsistencies in your thinking just now. Jesus said to the disciple; those who forsook all and were following Him, and loved Him; If you then BEING EVIL know how to give good things to your children..." If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves. HONESTY

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