John 4:2

“(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 4:2

(Though Iesus himselfe baptized not, but his disciples:)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

(although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(although Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples),
- American Standard Version (1901)

(Though, in fact, it was his disciples who gave baptism, not Jesus himself),
- Basic English Bible

(however, Jesus himself did not baptise, but his disciples),
- Darby Bible

(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
- Webster's Bible

though Jesus Himself did not baptize them, but His disciples did--
- Weymouth Bible

(although Jesus himself didn't baptize, but his disciples),
- World English Bible

thouy Jhesus baptiside not, but hise disciplis, he lefte Judee,
- Wycliffe Bible

(though indeed Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples,)
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 4:2

Wesley's Notes for John 4:2

4:1 The Lord knew - Though none informed him of it.

4:3 He left Judea - To shun the effects of their resentment.

4:4 And he must needs go through Samaria - The road lying directly through it.

Discussion for John 4:2

  • Don Griffin on John 4:2
    Jesus did not baptize with water because He came to baptize men by the Holy Spirit. He did this after His resurrection, see John 20:21-22. He told Nicodemus, "you must be born again,(endwelled) and He made it possible through the cross.


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