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John 3:22

    John 3:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    After these things Jesus and his disciples went into the land of Judaea, and there he was with them for some time, giving baptism.

    Webster's Revision

    After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

    World English Bible

    After these things, Jesus came with his disciples into the land of Judea. He stayed there with them, and baptized.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 3:22

    Came - into the land of Judea - Jerusalem itself, where Christ held the preceding discourse with Nicodemus, was in Judea; but the evangelist means that our Lord quitted the city and its suburbs, and went into the country parts. The same distinction between Jerusalem and Judea is made, Acts 1:8; Acts 10:39; and in 1 Maccabees 3:34; and in 2 Maccabees 1:1, 10. See Bp. Pearce.

    And baptized - It is not clear that Christ did baptize any with water, but his disciples did - John 4:2; and what they did, by his authority and command, is attributed to himself. It is a common custom, in all countries and in all languages, to attribute the operations of those who are under the government and direction of another to him by whom they are directed and governed. Some however suppose that Christ at first did baptize; but, when he got disciples, he left this work to them: and thus these two places are to be understood: -

    1. this place, of Christ's baptizing before he called the twelve disciples; and

    2Joh 4:2, of the baptism administered by the disciples, after they had been called to the work by Christ.

    Barnes' Notes on John 3:22

    Land of Judea - The region round about Jerusalem.

    And baptized - Jesus did not Himself administer the ordinance of baptism, but his disciples did it by his direction and authority, John 4:2.

    Wesley's Notes on John 3:22

    3:22 Jesus went - From the capital city, Jerusalem, into the land of Judea - That is, into the country. There he baptized - Not himself; but his disciples by his order, John 4:2.