New American Standard Bible
"But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
King James Bible
But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
Darby Bible Translation
But I have a baptism to be baptised with, and how am I straitened until it shall have been accomplished!
World English Bible
But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
Young's Literal Translation
but I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how am I pressed till it may be completed!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A baptism - See the notes at Matthew 20:22.
Am I straitened - How do I earnestly desire that it were passed! Since these sufferings "must" be endured, how anxious am I that the time should come! Such were the feelings of the Redeemer in view of his approaching dying hour. We may learn from this:
1. That it is not improper to "feel deeply" at the prospect of dying. It is a sad, awful, terrible event; and it is impossible that we should look at it aright "without" feeling - scarcely without trembling.
2. It is not improper to desire that the time should come, and that the day of our release should draw nigh, Philippians 1:23. To the Christian, death is but the entrance to life; and since the pains of death "must" be endured, and since they lead to heaven, it matters little how soon he passes through these sorrows, and rises to his eternal rest.
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The kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods . . . to every man according to his several ability.--MATT. 25:14,15. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey? All these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.--As every man hath received the gift, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xii. 56, 58, "Ye Know How to Interpret the Face of the Earth and the Heaven," Etc. ; and Of
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and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.
But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?"
"I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!
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