John 4:1
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English Standard Version
Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John

King James Bible
When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,

American Standard Version
When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John

Douay-Rheims Bible
WHEN Jesus therefore understood that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus maketh more disciples, and baptizeth more than John,

English Revised Version
When therefore the Lord knew how that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John

Webster's Bible Translation
When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,

Weymouth New Testament
Now as soon as the Master was aware that the Pharisees had heard it said, "Jesus is gaining and baptizing more disciples than John"--

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Vincent's Word Studies

Therefore

Pointing back to John 3:22, and the controversy which arose about the two baptisms.

The Lord

See on Matthew 21:3.

Knew (ἔγνω)

Or perceived. See on John 2:24.

Pharisees

John never alludes to the Sadducees by name. The Pharisees represented the opposition to Jesus, the most powerful and dangerous of the Jewish sects.

Made and baptized

Both verbs are in the present tense. The narrator puts himself at the scene of the story: is making and baptizing.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Lord.

Luke 1:76 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

Luke 2:11 For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 19:31,34 And if any man ask you, Why do you loose him? thus shall you say to him, Because the Lord has need of him...

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

James 2:1 My brothers, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

Revelation 19:16 And he has on his clothing and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

that Jesus.

John 3:22,26 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized...

Cross References
Luke 7:13
And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep."

Luke 7:19
calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?"

John 3:22
After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing.

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."

1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

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