New American Standard Bible
for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
King James Bible
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Darby Bible Translation
For John indeed baptised with water, but ye shall be baptised with the Holy Spirit after now not many days.
World English Bible
For John indeed baptized in water, but you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
Young's Literal Translation
because John, indeed, baptized with water, and ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit -- after not many days.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For John truly baptized ... - These are the words of Jesus to his apostles, and he evidently has reference to what was said of John's baptism compared with his own in Matthew 3:11; John 1:33. In those verses John is represented as baptizing with water, but the Messiah who was to come, as baptizing with the Holy Spirit and with fire. This promise was now about to be fulfilled in a remarkable manner. See Acts 2.
Not many days hence - This was probably spoken not long before his ascension, and of course not many days before the day of Pentecost.
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'To whom also He shewed Himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.'--ACTS i. 3. The forty days between the Resurrection and the Ascension have distinctly marked characteristics. They are unlike to the period before them in many respects, but completely similar in others; they have a preparatory character throughout; they all bear on the future work of the disciples, and hearten them for the …
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and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.
"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.
"I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
John answered and said to them all, "As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
John answered them saying, "I baptize in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know.
"I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
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