What Does the Bible About Baptism: 12 Great Verses


Acts 2:38

ESVAnd Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
KJVThen Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
NASBPeter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
NIVPeter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
NLTPeter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 22:16

ESVAnd now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’
KJVAnd now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
NASB‘Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’
NIVAnd now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’
NLTWhat are you waiting for? Get up and be baptized. Have your sins washed away by calling on the name of the Lord.’

1 Peter 3:21

ESVBaptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
KJVThe like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
NASBThe like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
NIVand this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
NLTAnd that water is a picture of baptism, which now saves you, not by removing dirt from your body, but as a response to God from a clean conscience. It is effective because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

John 3:5

ESVJesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
KJVJesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
NASBJesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
NIVJesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
NLTJesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.

Matthew 28:19

ESVGo therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
KJVGo ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
NASB“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
NIVTherefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
NLTTherefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Romans 6:4

ESVWe were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
KJVTherefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
NASBTherefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
NIVWe were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
NLTFor we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.

1 Corinthians 12:13

ESVFor in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
KJVFor by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
NASBFor by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
NIVFor we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
NLTSome of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.

Ephesians 4:5

ESVOne Lord, one faith, one baptism,
KJVOne Lord, one faith, one baptism,
NASBone Lord, one faith, one baptism,
NIVone Lord, one faith, one baptism;
NLTThere is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Galatians 3:27

ESVFor as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
KJVFor as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
NASBFor all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
NIVfor all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
NLTAnd all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.

Acts 2:41

ESVSo those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
KJVThen they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
NASBSo then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
NIVThose who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
NLTThose who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.

Matthew 3:11

ESV“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
KJVI indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
NASB“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
NIV“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
NLT“I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Romans 6:3

ESVDo you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
KJVKnow ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
NASBOr do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?
NIVOr don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
NLTOr have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death?

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