New Living Translation
asked him, "If you aren't the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet, what right do you have to baptize?"
King James Bible
And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
Darby Bible Translation
And they asked him and said to him, Why baptisest thou then, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet?
World English Bible
They asked him, "Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?"
Young's Literal Translation
and they questioned him and said to him, 'Why, then, dost thou baptize, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:25 They asked him, Why baptizest thou then? - Without any commission from the sanhedrim? And not only heathens (who were always baptized before they were admitted to circumcision) but Jews also?
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Moses continued, "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.
I will raise up a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell the people everything I command him.
And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.
And the crowds replied, "It's Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."
"Well then, who are you?" they asked. "Are you Elijah?" "No," he replied. "Are you the Prophet we are expecting?" "No."
Then the Pharisees who had been sent
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