John 1:28
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English Standard Version
These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

King James Bible
These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

American Standard Version
These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things were done in Bethania, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

English Revised Version
These things were done in Bethany beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Webster's Bible Translation
These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Weymouth New Testament
This conversation took place at Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Bethabara (βηθαναρᾷ)

The correct reading is βηθανία, Bethany. Not the Bethany of John 11:18, but an unknown village. It was not uncommon for two places to have the same name, as the two Bethsaidas, the one on the eastern shore of the Lake of Gennesaret (Mark 6:32, Mark 6:45), and the other on the western shore (John 1:44); the two Caesareas, on the Mediterranean (Acts 8:40), and in Gaulonitis, at the foot of Lebanon, Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16:13).

Was baptizing (ἦν βαπτίζων)

The participle with the substantive verb indicating continued action; was engaged in baptizing.

John 1:28 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bethabara.

John 10:40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he stayed.

Judges 7:24 And Gideon sent messengers throughout all mount Ephraim, saying, come down against the Midianites...

Bethbarah.

John 12:5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

where.

John 3:23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.

Cross References
John 1:43
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, "Follow me."

John 3:26
And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness--look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him."

John 10:40
He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained.

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