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Lexicon :: Strong's G907 - baptizō

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βαπτίζω
Transliteration
baptizō (Key)
Pronunciation
bäp-te'-zo (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
From a derivative of βάπτω (G911)
mGNT
77x in 28 unique form(s)
TR
80x in 28 unique form(s)
LXX
2x in 2 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:529,92

Strong’s Definitions

βαπτίζω baptízō, bap-tid'-zo; from a derivative of G911; to immerse, submerge; to make whelmed (i.e. fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism:—Baptist, baptize, wash.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x

The KJV translates Strong's G907 in the following manner: baptize (76), wash (2x), baptist (1x), baptized (with G2258) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x
The KJV translates Strong's G907 in the following manner: baptize (76), wash (2x), baptist (1x), baptized (with G2258) (1x).
  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

    "Note on Baptism in Ac. Baptism in water (such as John's) is distinguished from baptism with the Holy Spirit (i. 5, etc.). Those who receive the latter, however, may also be baptized in water (cf. xi. 16 with x. 47); and there is one example of people who had previously received John's baptism receiving Christian baptism as a preliminary to receiving the Spirit (xix. 3 ff.). John's was a baptism of repentance (xiii. 24; xix. 4), as was also Christian baptism (ii. 38), but as John's pointed forward to Jesus (xix. 4), it became obsolete when He came. Christian baptism followed faith in the Lord Jesus (xvi. 31 ff.); it was associated with His name (ii. 38; viii. 16, etc.), which was invoked by the person baptized (xxii. 16); it signified the remission (ii. 38) or washing away of sins (xxii. 16); sometimes it preceded (ii. 38; viii. 15 ff.; xix. 5), sometimes followed (x. 47 f.) the receiving of the Spirit." (F. F. Bruce. The Acts of the Apostles [Greek Text Commentary], London: Tyndale, 1952, p. 98, n. 1.)

    This word should not be confused with baptô (911). The clearest example that shows the meaning of baptizo is a text from the Greek poet and physician Nicander, who lived about 200 B.C. It is a recipe for making pickles and is helpful because it uses both words. Nicander says that in order to make a pickle, the vegetable should first be 'dipped' (baptô) into boiling water and then 'baptised' (baptizô) in the vinegar solution. Both verbs concern the immersing of vegetables in a solution. But the first is temporary. The second, the act of baptising the vegetable, produces a permanent change.

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
βαπτίζω baptízō, bap-tid'-zo; from a derivative of G911; to immerse, submerge; to make whelmed (i.e. fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism:—Baptist, baptize, wash.
STRONGS NT 907: βαπτίζω
βαπτίζω; [imperfect ἐβάπτιζον]; future βαπτίσω; 1 aorist ἐβάπτισα; passive [present βαπτίζομαι]; imperfect ἐβαπτιζόμην; perfect participle βεβαπτισμένος; 1 aorist ἐβαπτίσθην; 1 future βαπτισθήσομαι; 1 aorist middle ἐβαπτισάμην; (frequently [?] from βάπτω, like βαλλίζω from βάλλω); here and there in Plato, Polybius, Diodorus, Strabo, Josephus, Plutarch, others.
I.
1. properly, to dip repeatedly, to immerge, submerge (of vessels sunk, Polybius 1, 51, 6; 8, 8, 4; of animals, Diodorus 1, 36).
2. to cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water; in the middle and the 1 aorist passive to wash oneself, bathe; so Mark 7:4 [where WH text ῥαντίσωνται]; Luke 11:38 (2 Kings 5:14 ἐβαπτίσατο ἐν τῷ Ἰορδάνῃ, for טָבַל; Sir. 31:30 (Sir. 34:30); Judith 12:7).
3. metaphorically, to overwhelm, as ἰδιώτας ταῖς ἐισφοραῖς, Diodorus 1, 73; ὀφλήμασι, Plutarch, Galba 21; τῇ συμφορᾷ βεβαπτισμένος, Heliodorus Aeth. 2, 3; and alone, to inflict great and abounding calamities on one: ἐβάπτισαν τὴν πόλιν, Josephus, b. j. 4, 3, 3; ἀνομία με βαπτίζει, Isaiah 21:4 Sept. hence, βαπτίζεσθαι βάπτισμα (cf. Winers Grammar, 225 (211); [Buttmann, 148 (129)]; cf. λούεσθαι τὸ λουτρόν, Aelian de nat. an. 3, 42), to be overwhelmed with calamities, of those who must bear them, Matthew 20:22f Rec.; Mark 10:38; Luke 12:50 (cf. the German etwas auszubaden haben, and the use of the word e. g. respecting those who cross a river with difficulty, ἕως τῶν μαστῶν οἱ πεζοὶ βαπτιζόμενοι διέβαινον, Polybius 3, 72, 4; [for examples see Sophocles' Lexicon under the word; also T. J. Conant, Baptizein, its meaning and use, N. Y. 1864 (printed also as an Appendix to their revised version of the Gospel of Matthew by the "American Bible Union"); and especially four works by J. W. Dale entitled Classic, Judaic, Johannic, Christic, Baptism, Phil. 1867ff; D. B. Ford, Studies on the Bapt. Quest. (including a review of Dr. Dale's works), Bost. 1879]).
II. In the N. T. it is used particularly of the rite of sacred ablution, first instituted by John the Baptist, afterward by Christ's command received by Christians and adjusted to the contents and nature of their religion (see βάπτισμα, 3), viz., an immersion in water, performed as a sign of the removal of sin, and administered to those who, impelled by a desire for salvation, sought admission to the benefits of the Messiah's kingdom; [for patristic references respecting the mode, ministrant, subjects, etc. of the rite, cf. Sophocles Lexicon, under the word; Dict. of Chris. Antiq. under the word Baptism].
a. The word is used absolutely, to administer the rite of ablution, to baptize (Vulg. baptizo; Tertullian tingo, tinguo [cf. mergito, de corona mil. § 3]): Mark 1:4; John 1:25f, 28; John 3:22f, 26; John 4:2; John 10:40; 1 Corinthians 1:17; with the cognate noun τὸ βάπτισμα, Acts 19:4; βαπτίζων substantively equivalent to βαπτιστης, Mark 6:14 [Mark 6:24 T Tr WH]. τινά, John 4:1; Acts 8:38; 1 Corinthians 1:14, 16. Passive to be baptized: Matthew 3:13f, 16; Mark 16:16; Luke 3:21; Acts 2:41; Acts 8:12, 13, [Acts 8:36]; Acts 10:47; 16:15; 1 Corinthians 1:15 L T Tr WH; 1 Cor 10:2 L T Tr marginal reading. WH marginal reading. Passive in a reflexive sense [i. e. middle, cf. Winers Grammar, § 38, 3], to allow oneself to be initiated by baptism, to receive baptism: [Luke 3:7, 12); Luke 7:30; Acts 2:38; Acts 9:18; Acts 16:33; Acts 18:8; with the cognate noun τὸ βάπτισμα added, Luke 7:29; 1 aorist middle, 1 Corinthians 10:2 (L T Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading ἐβαπτίσθησαν [cf. Winer's Grammar, § 38, 4 b.]); Acts 22:16. followed by a dative of the thing with which baptism is performed, ὕδατι, see bb. below.
b. with prepositions;
aa. εἰς, to mark the element into which the immersion is made: εἰς τὸν Ἰορδάνην, Mark 1:9. to mark the end: εἰς μετάνοιαν, to bind one to repentance, Matthew 3:11; εἰς τὸ Ἰωάννου βάπτισμα, to bind to the duties imposed by John's baptism, Acts 19:3 [cf. Winer's Grammar, 397 (371)]; εἰς ὄνομά τινος, to profess the name (see ὄνομα, 2) of one whose follower we become, Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:16; Acts 19:5; 1 Corinthians 1:13, 15; εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν, to obtain the forgiveness of sins, Acts 2:38; εἰς τὸν Μωυσῆν, to follow Moses as a leader, 1 Corinthians 10:2. to indicate the effect: εἰς ἕν σῶμα, to unite together into one body by baptism, 1 Corinthians 12:13; εἰς Χριστόν, εἰς τὸν θάνατον αὐτοῦ, to bring by baptism into fellowship with Christ, into fellowship in his death, by which fellowship we have died to sin, Galatians 3:27; Romans 6:3 [cf. Meyer on the latter passive, Ellicott on the former].
bb. ἐν, with the dative of the thing in which one is immersed: ἐν τῷ Ἰορδάνῃ, Mark 1:5; ἐν τῷ ὕδατι, John 1:31 (L T Tr WH ἐν ὕδ., but compare Meyer at the passage [who makes the article deictic]). of the thing used in baptizing: ἐν ὕδατι, Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8 [T WH Tr marginal reading omit; Tr text brackets ἐν]; John 1:26, 33; cf. Buttmann, § 133, 19; [cf. Winers Grammar, 412 (384); see ἐν, I. 5 d. α.]; with the simple dative, ὕδατι, Luke 3:16; Acts 1:5; Acts 11:16. ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ, to imbue richly with the Holy Spirit (just as its large bestowment is called an outpouring): Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8 [L Tr brackets ἐν]; Luke 3:16; John 1:33; Acts 1:5; Acts 11:16; with the addition καὶ πυρί to overwhelm with fire (those who do not repent), i. e. to subject them to the terrible penalties of hell, Matthew 3:11. ἐν ὀνόματι τοῦ κυρίου, by the authority of the Lord, Acts 10:48.
cc. Passive ἐπὶ [L Tr WH ἐν] τῷ ὀνόματι Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, relying on the name of Jesus Christ, i. e. reposing one's hope on him, Acts 2:38.
dd. ὑπὲρ τῶν νεκρῶν on behalf of the dead, i. e. to promote their eternal salvation by undergoing baptism in their stead, 1 Corinthians 15:29; cf. [Winers Grammar, 175 (165); 279 (262); 382 (358); Meyer (or Beet) at the passage]; especially Neander at the passage; Rückert, Progr. on the passage, Jen. 1847; Paret in Ewald's Jahrb. d. biblical Wissensch. ix., p. 247; [cf. B. D. under the word Baptism XII. Alex.'s Kitto ibid. VI.].
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Kings
5:14
Isaiah
21:4
Matthew
3:11; 3:11; 3:11; 3:11; 3:13; 3:16; 20:22; 28:19
Mark
1:4; 1:5; 1:8; 1:8; 1:9; 6:14; 6:24; 7:4; 10:38; 16:16
Luke
3:7; 3:12; 3:16; 3:16; 3:21; 7:29; 7:30; 11:38; 12:50
John
1:25; 1:26; 1:28; 1:31; 1:33; 1:33; 3:22; 3:26; 4:1; 4:2; 10:40
Acts
1:5; 1:5; 2:38; 2:38; 2:38; 2:41; 8:12; 8:13; 8:16; 8:36; 8:38; 9:18; 10:47; 10:48; 11:16; 11:16; 16:15; 16:33; 18:8; 19:3; 19:4; 19:5; 22:16
Romans
6:3
1 Corinthians
1:13; 1:14; 1:15; 1:15; 1:16; 1:17; 10:2; 10:2; 10:2; 12:13; 15:29
Galatians
3:27

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G907 matches the Greek βαπτίζω (baptizō),
which occurs 77 times in 63 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:6 - and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:11 - “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:13 - Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:14 - John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:16 - And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him,[fn] and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:19 - Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[fn] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:4 - John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:5 - And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:8 - I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:9 - In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:14 - King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’[fn] name had become known. Some[fn] said, “John the Baptist[fn] has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:24 - And she went out and said to her mother, “For what should I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:38 - Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:39 - And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:16 - Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:7 - He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:12 - Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:16 - John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:21 - Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:29 - (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just,[fn] having been baptized with the baptism of John,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:30 - but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:38 - The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:50 - I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:25 - They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:26 - John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:28 - These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:31 - I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:33 - 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.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:22 - After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:23 - John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:26 - And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness—look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:1 - Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:2 - (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples),
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:40 - He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:5 - for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with[fn] the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:38 - And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:41 - So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:12 - But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:13 - Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles[fn] performed, he was amazed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:16 - for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:36 - And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:38 - And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:18 - And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:47 - “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:48 - And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:16 - And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:15 - And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:33 - And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:8 - Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:3 - And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John’s baptism.”

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