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

  • A disciple
    "Jesus answered and said to him, You are the teacher of Israel, and these things know not? Verily, verily I say to you, That which we know we speak, and that which we have seen we bear witness of; and you receive not our witness!" If God sees and knows the innermost parts in us, and tells them to us; it must also be, that we too who are having those innermost thoughts must acknowledge them indeed.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 3:30 - We understand that most children are afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is when men are afraid of the LIGHT.
  • Adam
    Inspiring picture.
  • Jared Goddard
    John 8:32 And you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free. John 17:17 Sanctify them through Thy Truth: Thy Word is truth. John 1:1,2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.John 1:14a And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, ( Emmanuel-God with us ). John 14:6 Jesus said unto him, I AM the Way...
  • Skip stonerthomas
    Hello, I am curious about the symbol in verse 16... have always taken it to stand for "the" as in the KJV STANDARD, but PREFER more clarity. For me... this verse STANDS as the HEART of MY being.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 3:3 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID VERILY VERILY I SAY UNTO THEE EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOR EVER

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