Luke 12:50

But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I haue a baptisme to be baptized with, and how am I straitned till it be accomplished?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
- American Standard Version (1901)

But there is a baptism which I have to undergo; and how am I kept back till it is complete!
- Basic English Bible

But I have a baptism to be baptised with, and how am I straitened until it shall have been accomplished!
- Darby Bible

But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it shall be accomplished!
- Webster's Bible

But I have a baptism to undergo; and how am I pent up till it is accomplished!
- Weymouth Bible

But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
- World English Bible

And Y haue to be baptisid with a baptysm, and hou am Y constreyned, til that it be perfitli don?
- Wycliffe Bible

but I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how am I pressed till it may be completed!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:50


12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with - I must suffer first, before I can set up my kingdom. And how I long to fight my way through all!


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:50


Lu 12:50 I have a baptism. Of suffering. That of the cross. Straitened. Feeling the burden in anticipation.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 12:4 AND I SAY UNTO YOU MY FRIENDS BE NOT AFRAID OF THEM THAT KILL THE BODY AND AFTER THAT HAVE NO MORE THAT THEY CAN DO *****12:5 BUT I WILL FOREWARN YOU WHOM YOU SHALL FEAR FEAR HIM WHICH AFTER HE HATH KILLED HATH POWER TO CAST INTO HELL YEA I SAY UNTO YOU FEAR HIM
  • Stephende
    This chapter foretells who shall enter the kingdom of God, and it will be those who watch for His coming. But it is not in the flesh but spiritual just as the heart Jesus speaks of is not a pump. He forewarns that what we do on earth in our lifetime predicts what becomes of our soul. Jesus is NOT coming to earth again to rule. Read the parables and learn that how we are is where we will go
  • Irene123
    To disciple - You spend a lot of time instructing others - back at cha', disciple; we're pretty much alike - in that respect. I am telling the truth as I say this: I pray for all of those on here - you are part of 'all'. The peace and love of Jesus be with you this Saturday, disciple, have a blessed day.
  • A disciple
    Irene, have you not read the part where the Lord Jesus warns against blasphemy of the Holy Ghost? This terrible warning of eternal damnation concerns those who said Jesus had an unclean spirit; and who were NEVER saved Christians! You spend a lot of time "instructing" others; but the foundation and building of understanding knowledge of the Spirit of Truth must be irrefutable as Whom we speak for.
  • Irene123
    I really don't see how, through writing, talking, anyone could 'force' anyone to do anything. If that were the case - you better talk to God, Bruce; His 'language' is much more 'forceful' than mine. I'm not angry with you; Please believe that. I pray that your day will be blessed of God - in Jesus name, Amen
  • Bruce
    Irene:The Scripture says he that speaks evil of the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness-,describes came down and they said, Jesus has a devil: that's saying The Holy Ghost is a devil:Mark 3:22-30/ Are you trying to force people to believe what you do? Where in scripture does it say the things you said?/ Hebrews 9:12 redemption through his blood forever Revelations 1:5 washed by his blood/1John 1:9

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