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Luke 12:50

    Luke 12:50 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But there is a baptism which I have to undergo; and how am I kept back till it is complete!

    Webster's Revision

    But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

    World English Bible

    But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

    Definitions for Luke 12:50

    Straitened - Hindered; impeded.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 12:50

    But I have a baptism - The fire, though already kindled, cannot burn up till after the Jews have put me to death: then the Roman sword shall come, and the Spirit of judgment, burning, and purification shall be poured out.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 12:50

    A baptism - See the notes at Matthew 20:22.

    Am I straitened - How do I earnestly desire that it were passed! Since these sufferings "must" be endured, how anxious am I that the time should come! Such were the feelings of the Redeemer in view of his approaching dying hour. We may learn from this:

    1. That it is not improper to "feel deeply" at the prospect of dying. It is a sad, awful, terrible event; and it is impossible that we should look at it aright "without" feeling - scarcely without trembling.

    2. It is not improper to desire that the time should come, and that the day of our release should draw nigh, Philippians 1:23. To the Christian, death is but the entrance to life; and since the pains of death "must" be endured, and since they lead to heaven, it matters little how soon he passes through these sorrows, and rises to his eternal rest.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 12:50

    12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with - I must suffer first, before I can set up my kingdom. And how I long to fight my way through all!