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George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
John 1:33

And yet I did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize with water, said to me, The one upon whom you see the Spirit descending and resting, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.

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Commentaries:

- Clarke Commentary;   A.W. Pinks's Commentary;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Barne's Notes;   Box's Commentaries on Selected Books;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   Calvin's Commentary;   Cambridge Greek Testament;   Lapide's Commentary;   Church Pulpit Commentary;   Chuck Smith Commentary;   Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible ;   Constable's Expository Notes;   Daily Study Bible;   Darby's Synopsis;   Ellicott's Commentary;   Expositor's Greek Testament;   Family Bible New Testament;   Hole's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Gaebelein's Annotated;   Golden Chain Commentary;   Morgan's Biblical Exposition;   Gill's Exposition;   Godbey's NT Commentary;   Everett's Study Notes;   Alford's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Mahan's Commentary;   The Bible Study New Testament;   Ironside's Notes;   Bengel's Gnomon;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged;   The People's Bible;   Sutcliffe's Commentary;   Trapp's Commentary;   Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible;   Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures;   Grant's Commentary;   Henry's Complete;   Henry's Concise;   Poole's Annotations;   Pett's Bible Commentary;   Peake's Bible Commentary;   Preacher's Homiletical Commentary;   Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary;   People's New Testament;   Benson's Commentary;   Robertson's Word Pictures;   Ryle's Exposiory Thougths;   Sermon Bible;   Schaff's New Testament Commentary;   Spurgeon's Verse Expositions;   Biblical Illustrator;   Expositor's Bible;   Fourfold Gospel;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Vincent's Studies;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Baptism;   Holy Spirit;   Jesus, the Christ;   John;   Trinity;   Vision;   Scofield Reference Index - Holy Spirit;   Life;   Sacrifice;   The Topic Concordance - Baptism;   Holy Spirit;   Jesus Christ;   John the Baptist;   Sending and Those Sent;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Baptism with the Holy Spirit;   High Priest, the;   Witness of the Holy Spirit;  

Dictionaries:

- Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Baptism;   Holy spirit;   John the baptist;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Baptism of the Holy Spirit;   Baptize, Baptism;   Church, the;   John the Baptist;   Mission;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Baptism ;   Universalists;   CARM Theological Dictionary - Hypostatic union;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Peter;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Anoint;   Baptism;   Bethabara;   Holy Spirit, the;   Jesus Christ;   John the Baptist;   Jordan;   Tradition;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Baptism;   Baptism of the Holy Spirit;   Holy Spirit;   John;   Ordinances;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Holy Spirit;   John the Baptist;   Philip;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Atonement (2);   Baptism;   Baptism ;   Benedictus;   Doctrines;   Holy Spirit (2);   John the Baptist;   John, Gospel of (Ii. Contents);   Manuscripts;   Mission;   Names and Titles of Christ;   Nunc Dimittis ;   Paraclete ;   Pre-Eminence ;   Redemption (2);   Water ;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Anointed, the;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Anointing;   Holy;   Jesus christ;   John the apostle;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Anointing,;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Baptism;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - John, the Baptize;   Jesus of Nazareth;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Baptism (Lutheran Doctrine);   Baptism of the Holy Spirit;   Christ, Offices of;   Holy Spirit;   John the Baptist;   Lamb of God;   Papyrus;   Regeneration;   Text and Manuscripts of the New Testament;   Trinity;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Baptism;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - John the Baptist;  

Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
And I did not know Him nor recognize Him, but He Who sent me to baptize in (with) water said to me, Upon Him Whom you shall see the Spirit descend and remain, that One is He Who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.

The Complete Jewish Bible
I myself did not know who he was, but the one who sent me to immerse in water said to me, `The one on whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining, this is the one who immerses in the Ruach HaKodesh.'

American Standard Version
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize in water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizeth in the Holy Spirit.

Bible in Basic English
I had no knowledge who he was, but he who sent me to give baptism with water said to me, The one on whom you see the Spirit coming down and resting, it is he who gives baptism with the Holy Spirit.

English Revised Version
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizeth with the Holy Spirit.

Contemporary English Version
Before this I didn't know who he was. But the one who sent me to baptize with water had told me, "You will see the Spirit come down and stay on someone. Then you will know that he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit."

English Standard Version
I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

Easy-to-Read Version
Then John said, "I also did not know who the Christ was. But God sent me to baptize people with water. And God told me, 'You will see the Spirit. come down and rest on a man. That man is the One who will baptize with the Holy Spirit. '" John said, "I have seen this happen. I saw the Spirit come down from heaven. The Spirit looked like a dove and sat on him (Jesus).

The Geneva Bible (1587)
And I knewe him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, he saide vnto me, Vpon whom thou shalt see that Spirit come downe, and tary still on him, that is he which baptizeth with the holy Ghost.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
And knewe hym not. But he that sent me to baptize with water, the same saide vnto me: vpon whom thou shalt see the spirite descende, and tary styll on hym, the same is he which baptizeth with the holy ghost.

Darby's Translation
And I knew him not; but he who sent me to baptise with water, *he* said to me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding on him, he it is who baptises with [the] Holy Spirit.

King James Version (1611)
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said vnto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, & remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the holy Ghost.

New Revised Standard
I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, "He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I knew him not: but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me: He upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him, he it is that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

New Century Version
Then John said, "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven in the form of a dove and rest on him. Until then I did not know who the Christ was. But the God who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'You will see the Spirit come down and rest on a man; he is the One who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'

James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta
And I did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize with water, he said to me- On whom thou seest the Spirit descend, and rest upon him, he baptizeth with the Holy Spirit.

Good News Translation
I still did not know that he was the one, but God, who sent me to baptize with water, had said to me,

Holman Christian Standard
I didn't know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The One you see the Spirit descending and resting on -- He is the One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
& I knewe him not. But he that sent me to baptyse with water, ye same sayde vnto me: Vpon whom thou shalt se the sprete descende and tary styll on him, the same is he, that baptyseth with the holy goost.

Mace New Testament (1729)
I had not known him: but he that sent me to baptize with water, had told me, "upon whom thou shalt see the spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizeth with the holy spirit."

J.P. Green Literal Translation
And I did not know Him, but the One sending me to baptize in water, that One said to me, On whomever you see the Spirit coming down and abiding on Him, this is the One baptizing in the Holy Spirit.

New King James
I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, "Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

New Living Translation
I didn't know he was the one, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, 'When you see the Holy Spirit descending and resting upon someone, he is the one you are looking for. He is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

New International Version
And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’

King James Version
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

New Life Version
I did not know Him then. But God sent me to baptize with water. God said to me, 'The Holy Spirit will come down and stay on Him. He is the One Who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

Hebrew Names Version
I didn't recognize him, but he who sent me to immerse in water, he said to me, 'On whoever you will see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who immerses in the Ruach HaKodesh.'

International Standard Version
I didn't recognize him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The person on whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta
And I knew him not: but he who sent me to baptize with water, he said to me, He upon whom thou seest the Spirit descend and remain, this baptizeth with the Spirit of Holiness:

New American Standard Version
"I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, `He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'

The Emphasised Bible
And, I, knew him not, - but, he that sent me to immerse in water, he, unto me, said - Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding upon him, the same, is he that immerseth in Holy Spirit.

Revised Standard Version
I myself did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

Tyndale Bible
and I knewe him not. But he that sent me to baptise in water the same sayde vnto me: apon whom thou shalt se the sprete descende and tary styll on him the same is he which baptiseth with the holy goost.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
And I didn't know him: but he that sent me to baptize in water, he said to me, On whoever you shall see the Spirit descending, and abiding on him, the same is he that baptizes in the Holy Spirit.

The Webster Bible
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said to me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizeth with the Holy Spirit.

World English Bible
I didn't recognize him, but he who sent me to baptize in water, he said to me, 'On whoever you will see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'

Wesley's New Testament (1755)
And I knew him not, but he that sent me to baptize with water, he had said to me, On whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding on him, this is he who baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

Weymouth New Testament
I did not yet know Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, "`The One on whom you see the Spirit coming down, and remaining, He it is who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
And Y knew hym not; but he that sente me to baptise in watir, seide to me, On whom thou seest the Spirit comynge doun, and dwellynge on hym, this is he, that baptisith in the Hooli Goost.

Young's Literal Translation
and I did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water, He said to me, On whomsoever thou mayst see the Spirit coming down, and remaining on him, this is he who is baptizing with the Holy Spirit;

The Message
I repeat, I know nothing about him except this: The One who authorized me to baptize with water told me, "The One on whom you see the Spirit come down and stay, this One will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'

Lexham English Bible
And I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water, that one said to me, ‘The one upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him-this one is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

Contextual Overview

29The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and he said, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is the one of whom I said, The man who comes after me is yet ahead of me, because he was before me. 31And I did not know him; but that he might be made known to Israel, I came to baptize with water. 32And John testified and said, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it rested upon him. 33And yet I did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize with water, said to me, The one upon whom you see the Spirit descending and resting, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit. 34And I saw and testified that this is the Son of God. 35The next day John was standing, with two of his disciples; 36And he looked at Jesus while he walked, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God!

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
I knew
31; Matthew 3:13-15
the same
3:5,34; Matthew 3:11,14; Mark 1:7,8; Luke 3:16; Acts 1:5; 2:4; 10:44-47; Acts 11:15,16; 19:2-6; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Titus 3:5,6

Gill's Notes on the Bible

And I knew him not,.... That is, before he came to be baptized by him; when it was secretly suggested to him who he was, and the following signal was given him, to confirm him in it:

but he that sent me to baptize with water; or "in water"; that is, God; for John's mission was from God, as in John 1:6, and his baptism from heaven; he had a divine warrant and commission for what he did:

the same said unto me; either by an articulate voice, or by a divine impulse on his mind, or by the revelation of the Spirit:

upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost; that is, the Messiah; See Gill on Matthew 3:11, Matthew 3:16.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The same said … - This was the sign by which he was to know the Messiah. He was to see the Spirit descending like a dove and abiding on him. It does not follow, however, that he had no intimation before this that Jesus was the Christ, but it means that by this he should know it infallibly. From Matthew 3:13-14, it seems that John supposed, before the baptism of Jesus, that he claimed to be the Messiah, and, that he believed it; but the infallible, certain testimony in the case was the descent of the Holy Spirit on him at his baptism.

That this is the Son of God - This was distinctly declared by a voice from heaven at his baptism, Matthew 3:17. This John heard, and he testified that he had heard it.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

He that sent me - said unto me - From this we may clearly perceive that John had a most intimate acquaintance with the Divine Being; and received not only his call and mission at first, but every subsequent direction, by immediate, unequivocal inspiration. Who is fit to proclaim Jesus, but he who has continual intercourse with God; who is constantly receiving light and life from Christ their fountain; who bears a steady, uniform testimony to Jesus, even in the presence of his enemies; and who at all times abases himself, that Jesus alone may be magnified! Reformation of manners, and salvation of souls, will accompany such a person's labors whithersoever he goeth.


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