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Lexicon :: Strong's G908 - baptisma

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βάπτισμα
Transliteration
baptisma (Key)
Pronunciation
bap'-tis-mah
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Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:545,92

Trench's Synonyms: xcix. βαπτισμός, βάπτισμα.

Strong’s Definitions

βάπτισμα báptisma, bap'-tis-mah; from G907; baptism (technically or figuratively):—baptism.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's G908 in the following manner: baptism (22x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's G908 in the following manner: baptism (22x).
  1. immersion, submersion

    1. of calamities and afflictions with which one is quite overwhelmed

    2. of John's baptism, that purification rite by which men on confessing their sins were bound to spiritual reformation, obtained the pardon of their past sins and became qualified for the benefits of the Messiah's kingdom soon to be set up. This was valid Christian baptism, as this was the only baptism the apostles received and it is not recorded anywhere that they were ever rebaptised after Pentecost.

    3. of Christian baptism; a rite of immersion in water as commanded by Christ, by which one after confessing his sins and professing his faith in Christ, having been born again by the Holy Spirit unto a new life, identifies publicly with the fellowship of Christ and the church.

      In Rom 6:3, Paul states we are "baptised unto death" meaning that we are not only dead to our former ways, but they are buried. To return to them is as unthinkable for a Christian as for one to dig up a dead corpse! See also discussion of baptism under the previous Strong's number (907).
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
βάπτισμα báptisma, bap'-tis-mah; from G907; baptism (technically or figuratively):—baptism.
STRONGS NT 908: βάπτισμα
βάπτισμα, -τος, τό, (βαπτίζω), a word peculiar to N. T. and ecclesiastical writings, immersion, submersion;
1. used tropically of calamities and afflictions with which one is quite overwhelmed: Matthew 20:22f Rec.; Mark 10:38; Luke 12:50 (see βαπτίζω, I. 3).
2. of John's baptism, that purificatory rite by which men on confessing their sins were bound to a spiritual reformation, obtained the pardon of their past sins and became qualified for the benefits of the Messiah's kingdom soon to be set up: Matthew 3:7; Matthew 21:25; Mark 11:30; Luke 7:29; Luke 20:4; Acts 1:22; Acts 10:37; Acts 18:25; [Acts 19:3]; βάπτ. μετανοίας, binding to repentance [Winer's Grammar, 188 (177)], Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3; Acts 13:24; Acts 19:4.
3. of Christian baptism; this, according to the view of the apostles, is a rite of sacred immersion, commanded by Christ, by which men confessing their sins and professing their faith in Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit unto a new life, come into the fellowship of Christ and the church (1 Corinthians 12:13), and are made partakers of eternal salvation; [but see article "Baptism" in BB. DD., McClintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia, Schaff-Herzog]: Ephesians 4:5; Colossians 2:12 [L marginal reading Tr -μῷ which see]; 1 Peter 3:21; εἰς τὸν θάνατον, Romans 6:4 (see βαπτίζω, II. b. aa. at the end). [Trench, § xcix.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
3:7; 20:22; 21:25
Mark
1:4; 10:38; 11:30
Luke
3:3; 7:29; 12:50; 20:4
Acts
1:22; 10:37; 13:24; 18:25; 19:3; 19:4
Romans
6:4
1 Corinthians
12:13
Ephesians
4:5
Colossians
2:12
1 Peter
3:21

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G908 matches the Greek βάπτισμα (baptisma),
which occurs 19 times in 19 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:7 - But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for [fn]baptism G908, he said to them, “You [fn]offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:25 - “The baptism G908 of John was from what source: from heaven or from men?” And they began considering the implications among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:4 - John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, [fn]preaching a baptism G908 of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:38 - But 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 G908 with which I am baptized?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:39 - They said to Him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you shall drink; and you shall be baptized with the baptism G908 with which I am baptized.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:30 - “Was the baptism G908 of John from heaven, or from men? Answer Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:3 - And he came into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism G908 of repentance [fn]for the forgiveness of sins;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:29 - When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged God’s justice, having been baptized with the baptism G908 of John.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:50 - “But I have a baptism G908 [fn]to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:4 - “Was the baptism G908 of John from heaven or from men?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:22 - beginning [fn]with the baptism G908 of John until the day that He was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:37 - you yourselves know the thing that happened throughout Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism G908 which John proclaimed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:24 - after John had proclaimed, before [fn]His coming, a baptism G908 of repentance to all the people of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:25 - This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was accurately speaking and teaching things about Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism G908 of John;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:3 - And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said, “Into John’s baptism G908.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:4 - Paul said, “John baptized with a baptism G908 of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:4 - Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism G908 into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in newness of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:5 - one Lord, one faith, one baptism G908,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:21 - Corresponding to that, baptism G908 now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God [fn]for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

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