New International Version
Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized.
King James Bible
And John also was baptizing in AEnon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
Darby Bible Translation
And John also was baptising in Aenon, near Salim, because there was a great deal of water there; and they came to [him] and were baptised:
World English Bible
John also was baptizing in Enon near Salim, because there was much water there. They came, and were baptized.
Young's Literal Translation
and John was also baptizing in Aenon, nigh to Salem, because there were many waters there, and they were coming and were being baptized --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In Aenon - This place was eight miles southward from Scythopolis, between Salim and Jordan.
There was much water - And this was equally necessary, where such multitudes were baptized, whether the ceremony were performed either by dipping or sprinkling. But as the Jewish custom required the persons to stand in the water, and, having been instructed, and entered into a covenant to renounce all idolatry, and take the God of Israel for their God, then plunge themselves under the water, it is probable that the rite was thus performed at Aenon. The consideration that they dipped themselves, tends to remove the difficulty expressed in the note on Matthew 3:6. See the observations at the end of Mark.
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Page 161. Line 1. He must be born again, &c. This is a compound citation from John iii. 3, and Mark x. 15, in the order named. Page 182. Line 17. For all things should work together, &c. See Romans viii. 28. Page 184. Lines 10-11. Being Satan is able, &c. 2 Corinthians xi. 14. Page 184. Last line. Like a sparrow, &c. Psalm cii. Page 187. Line 1. Mechanisms. This word is, in the original MS., mechanicismes.' Page 187. Line 7. Like the King's daughter, &c. Psalm xlv. 14. Page 188. Med. 39. The best …
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Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized.
(This was before John was put in prison.)
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