John 1: 24-29

1:24 [12 ]And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

(12) Christ is the author of baptism, and not John: and therefore the authority of this does not come from John, who is the minister, but wholly from Christ the Lord.

1:25 And they asked him, and said unto him, l Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

(l) By this we may prove that the Jews knew there should be some change in religion under the Messiah.

1:26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one [m] among you, whom ye know not;

(m) Whom all the world sees, and sees even amongst you.

1:29 13 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold [n] the Lamb of God, which o taketh away the p sin of the world.

(13) The body and truth of all the sacrifices of the law, to make satisfaction for the sin of the world, is Christ.
(n) This word “the” which is added has great force in it, not only to set forth the worthiness of Christ, and so to separate him for the “lamb” which was a symbol of him, and from all other sacrifices of the law, but also to remind us of the prophecies of Isaiah and others.
(o) This word is in the present tense, and signifies a continuous act, for the Lamb rightfully has this power both now and forever to take away the sins of the world.
(p) That is, that root of sins, namely, our corruption, and so consequently the fruits of sins, which are commonly called in the plural number, sins.

GREEK LEXICON

Baptize==baptízō==bap-tid’-zo==

  1. to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge (of vessels sunk)
  2. to cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water, to wash one’s self, bathe
  3. to overwhelm

Water==báthos==bath’-os==deepness, deep, depth, deep thing, depths, deep water

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