This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.…
There are four baptisms mentioned in the Bible. The baptism of water, of repentance, of the Holy Ghost, and of fire. The baptism of water is the emblem of all, but that would be nothing without the baptism of repentance which it was intended to express; and the baptism of repentance will be unavailing for peace, holiness, heaven, unless it is accompanied by the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and that is never far separated from the baptism of fire. The four make one complete whole, and are the basis of the Christian life.
Parallel VersesKJV: This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.