“John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:4 Preaching the baptism of repentance - That is, preaching repentance, and baptizing as a sign and means of it.
Mr 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness. For account of the wilderness and John the Baptist, see PNT "Mt 3:1". And preach the baptism of repentance. He preached, as well as baptized. Only those who repented were fit subjects of baptism. Hence it was called "the baptism of repentance". Repentance signifies not only sorrow for sin, but the resolve to sin no more. For the remission of sins. This indicates the object of repentance and baptism. Those who repented and were baptized were pardoned. Both were needful to remission. Compare Ac 2:38.
Iohn did baptize in the wildernesse, and preach the baptisme of repentance, for the remission of sinnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.
- American Standard Version (1901)
John came, and gave baptism in the waste land, preaching baptism as a sign of forgiveness of sin for those whose hearts were changed.
- Basic English Bible
There came John baptising in the wilderness, and preaching [the] baptism of repentance for remission of sins.
- Darby Bible
John was baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins.
- Webster's Bible
So John the Baptizer came, and was in the Desert proclaiming a baptism of the penitent for forgiveness of sins.
- Weymouth Bible
John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.
- World English Bible
Joon was in desert baptisynge, and prechynge the baptym of penaunce, in to remissioun of synnes.
- Wycliffe Bible
John came baptizing in the wilderness, and proclaiming a baptism of reformation -- to remission of sins,
- Youngs Literal Bible