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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
βάπτισμα 'baptisma' meaning 'baptism' Strong's 908

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Introduction 2.2

This is a thorough Greek word study about the meaning of the Greek word βάπτισμα, 'baptisma' meaning 'baptism', Strong's 908. It includes every verse where the word 'baptisma' appears in the New Testament. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word baptisma appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Greek, with the exception of case endings, the suffixes and prepositions are not added to the basic word as in Hebrew, so these have not been been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.2 Scriptures for βάπτισμα 'baptisma' meaning 'baptism' Strong's 908

Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
20:22 But Jesus answered and said, You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say to him, We are able.
20:23 And he says to them, You shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it has been prepared of my Father.
21:25 The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say to us, Why did you not then believe him?

Mark 1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
10:38 But Jesus said to them, You do not know what you ask: can you drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
10:39 And they said to him, We can. And Jesus said to them, You shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized with you shall be baptized:
11:30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? Answer me.

Luke 3:3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
7:29 And all the people who heard him, and the tax collectors, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened until it is accomplished!
20:4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, until the day that he was taken up from us, one of these must be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
10:37 That word you know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
13:24 When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
19:3 And he said to them, Into what then were you baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism.
19:4 Then said Paul, John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people, that they should believe in him who should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, in which also you were raised with him through the faith of the working of God, who has raised him from the dead.

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure even baptism which also now saves us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience towards God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

#2.3 Scriptures for βάπτισμός 'baptismos' meaning 'washing' Strong's 909

Mark 7:4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they do not eat. And many other things there are, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brass vessels, and of tables.
7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things you do.

Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgement.
9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and various washings, and fleshly ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

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