New International Version
This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
King James Bible
These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
Darby Bible Translation
These things took place in Bethany, across the Jordan, where John was baptising.
World English Bible
These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
Young's Literal Translation
These things came to pass in Bethabara, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
These things were done in Bethabara - It is very probable that the word Bethany should be inserted here, instead of Bethabara. This reading, in the judgment of the best critics, is the genuine one. The following are the authorities by which it is supported: ABCEGHLMSX, BV, of Matthai, upwards of a hundred others, Syriac, Armenian, Persic, Coptic, Slavonic, Vulgate, Saxon, and all the Itala, with some of the most eminent of the primitive fathers, before the time of Origen, who is supposed to have first changed the reading. Bethabara signifies literally the house of passage, and is thought to be the place where the Israelites passed the river Jordan under Joshua. There was a place called Bethany, about two miles from Jerusalem, at the foot of the mount of Olives. But there was another of the same name, beyond Jordan, in the tribe of Reuben. It was probably of this that the evangelist speaks; and Origen, not knowing of this second Bethany, altered the reading to Bethabara. See Rosenmuller.
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Eversley. 1856. St. John i. 16, 17. "Of His fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." I wish you to mind particularly this word GRACE. You meet it very often in the Bible. You hear often said, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Now, what does this word grace mean? It is really worth your while to know; for if a man or a woman has not grace, they will be very unhappy people, and very disagreeable …
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The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, "Follow me."
They came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan--the one you testified about--look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him."
Then Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing in the early days. There he stayed,
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