New American Standard Bible
(although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),
King James Bible
(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
Darby Bible Translation
(however, Jesus himself did not baptise, but his disciples),
World English Bible
(although Jesus himself didn't baptize, but his disciples),
Young's Literal Translation
(though indeed Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples,)
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Though Jesus himself baptized not - The reason why Jesus did not baptize was probably because, if He had baptized, it might have made unhappy divisions among his followers: those might have considered themselves most worthy or honored who had been baptized by Him. Compare 1 Corinthians 1:17.
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Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us.--I JOHN 3:16. The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.--Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.--Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.--Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as …
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and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He was spending time with them and baptizing.
And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, He is baptizing and all are coming to Him."
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.
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